School of Art M.F.A. Alumni Selected for Colorado College's Inaugural Visiting Artist Series
Colorado College has welcomed Kent State University School of Art M.F.A. alumni, John Fifield-Perez for their inaugural Visiting Artist series as part of the Fiber Fellowship program. The Fiber Fellowship is a collaboration between Art and Crafts and the Art Department. These departments support the visiting artists to join Colorado College every semester. The artist will spend time on campus and create new work to be exhibited and shared with the program. Additionally, the artist teaches a block of classes in fiber and creates co-curricular workshops for Arts and Crafts. The goal of this partnership is to build connections with other artists and the Colorado College community.
John Fifield-Perez is a textile artist and educator. His works explore the themes of intimacy, queer identity and romanticism through abstraction. John earned his M.F.A. in studio art with a concentration in textiles from Kent State University. He also holds an M.A. in library and information science with a certification in book arts from The University of Iowa and a B.M. in french horn performance from Oklahoma State University. While at Kent State University, John taught Textiles: Weaving and Color. He has also taught at the University of Missouri–Colombia and The University of Iowa as a special collections librarian and graduate student.
Image: 775 Queer Horizons, 2023, Wool, bedsheets 42" × 576"