Abigail Doan’s interdisciplinary studio projects explore art lab/design methodologies, material fashion(ing), and site-specific phenomena. The objects populating her studio library serve as an archive of conceptual forms to be installed and documented in adaptable ways. Fiber/cloth, soil/clay, and sculpted biological and geological specimens co-exist with photographic recordings of ideas about loss, memory, preservation, and resilience.
Her work and research has been featured by Critical Making Lab, Dwell, Ecoartspace, the Fashion Institute of Technology’s Journal, Hyperallergic, Landviews, Moowon, Plural Magazine, The Centre for Sustainable Practice in the Arts, Trendtablet, and the United Nations Environment Programme, as well as in print with The New York Times, Amica Magazine (Bulgaria), HAND/EYE, Marie Claire (South Africa), and Surface Design Journal.
Abigail’s environmental textiles process and its documentation has been profiled in numerous books including: Craftivity, Slow Stitch: Mindful and Contemplative Textile Art, Fiber Art Today, The LAND/an art site (retrospective publication), Green Guide for Artists, and the Earthkeepers Handbook.
Beyond the exhibition of her own projects, Abigail has served as an advisor for cultural preservation initiatives and worked as an art director for documentary film and multimedia projects on historic, archaeological sites. Her journalism portfolio includes articles on environmental design, place-based narratives, women working with fiber/textiles as empowerment, and art exhibition texts.
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