Diedre Brown is an emerging Brooklyn-based designer, and researcher working at the intersection of visual art, storytelling, and science. Her work uses an experimental framework to challenge theories of tensegrity, cellular metabolism, and patterns of accretion and decay. Incorporating elements of textiles, printmaking, photography, and material science, she uses her research to craft spatial objects that assume the world and its constructs to be parts of a living organism. As a system of intertwined living and non-living parts, Diedre’s creations are objects|organisms whose purpose is to be a device of both analysis and artful manufacture. Frequently, her work envisions a future bio-based world where the object/organism, materials attuned to life cycles, and generative ecosystems work together to perpetuate resiliency.
Bachelor of Arts, Architectural Studies, Tufts University, Medford, MA 2004.
Master of Architecture, Parsons The New School for Design, New York, NY 2017.
Master of Science, Data Analysis and Visualization, Pratt Institute, New York, NY 2021.
Work In Progress Residency, Textile Arts Center New York, NY, September 2017.
Wild Crochet, Textile Arts Center, New York, NY 2017.
Undercurrent. Rising Urbanists: Green Infrastructure for the 22nd Century, American Society of Landscape Architects-New York Conference, New York, NY 2018.
Give Back Holiday Market, Textile Arts Center, New York, NY 2017.
MArch Thesis Exhibition, Parsons The New School for Design, New York, NY 2017.
Parsons Festival, Parsons The New School for Design, New York, NY 2017.
Kambadur, Vaishnavi. (22 Feb 2018). Celebrating Female Contemporary Artists During African-American History Month. Textile Arts Center Blog.
Santanilla, Laura Erazo. (15 Sept 2017). Work in Progress: Diedre Brown. Textile Arts Center Blog.
Seiler, Stacy. (1 Oct 2017). Diedre Brown is Reclaiming Urban Coastlines One Stitch at a Time. iRK Magazine.
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