ANTONIA PRICE

ARTIST, EDUCATOR

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BIO

Antonia Price is from Oregon where she grew up playing the cello in local and regional orchestras. From 2002-2006 she studied Spanish language and literature at University of Washington. After school she stayed in Seattle dancing in a small modern dance company, teaching yoga, and working at a local yarn shop designing patterns and custom knitting. During her time in Seattle she began to combine the structure of her knitted fabrics with the movement of bodies and consider her work from a sculptural, visual arts perspective. These fiber/performance pieces lead her to installation, gallery shows and film. In 2015 she was awarded the Artist Trust Fellowship for her work in the Seattle area.

Since moving to LA she has continued to teach yoga and dance and make fiber/performance works. Currently she is a graduate student at CalState LA in the program for Fiber, Fashion and Materials.

ARTIST STATEMENT

I came up in the world of classical music and modern dance, environments built around the daily rhythm of physical practice and collaborative rehearsal. Those physical, collaborative spaces gave me a powerfully somatic and process-centered bias that influences how I perceive the world and how I understand making art.

My recent work reflects my perception of time and movement using purpose-built fabric forms, yeasted dough, and time-lapse documentation. The structure of the fabric is animated by the yeast in the dough. The proof is too slow to see as it happens, but through mediated documentation I can change the experience of time in order to show the movement. These morphogenic objects have shifted the definitions of the project; the fabric forms have become more choreographic than structural, the yeast more of a collaborator than material, and the time-lapse more material than documentation.

 Spiral Study #12 (2018), Kitchen twine and copper wire, 7” x 4” x 5"

Spiral Study #12 (2018), Kitchen twine and copper wire, 7” x 4” x 5"

  The Sage ( 2015), Costume - upholstery piping, Dimensions: 70” x 24” x 18”, Installation view at Inex Gallery in Belgrade, Serbia   

The Sage (2015), Costume - upholstery piping, Dimensions: 70” x 24” x 18”, Installation view at Inex Gallery in Belgrade, Serbia

 

  The Auger  and  The Sacrifice  (2015), Costume - upholstery piping, linen, Twin Bodice Dimensions: 19” x 19” x 144”, Film still from  Vernae , Performers Patrick Kilbane and The House of ia,                                       Photo Credit: Ethan Folk

The Auger and The Sacrifice (2015), Costume - upholstery piping, linen, Twin Bodice Dimensions: 19” x 19” x 144”, Film still from Vernae, Performers Patrick Kilbane and The House of ia,                                       Photo Credit: Ethan Folk