Christina Day holds a BFA in Crafts from the University of the Arts and a MFA in Fiber from the Cranbrook Academy of Art. She currently teaches as a Senior Lecturer for the Fibers program within the Crafts Department at the University of the Arts and as an Adjunct Professor in the Fiber Department at the Maryland Institute College of Art. For the past four years between both schools she has taught core Fiber technique: weaving, dyeing, fabric printing, material studies, felting, pattern-making and sewing.
She has a past as a fabricator, builder, dyer, sculptor and fabric printer working for both the fashion and fine art community. She maintains her studio practice in Philadelphia and has shown her architectural and photographic sculptures both nationally and internationally, most recently in the National Juried Sculpture Biennial of Marlboro Gallery in Largo, Md. She looks forward to an upcoming show at the Meltem Birey Gallery in Philadelphia in December 2010.
Day is an active writer, creatively and critically, most recently reviewing the Warren Seelig: Textile Per se retrospective at the Maryland Institute College of Art for the Textile: Journal of Cloth and Culture summer 2010 publication. Other writing ventures include an article on the intersections of poetry and architecture and her own work called "to look at nothing with longing" for the Architecture and Ideas publication organized by Carleton University, Canada, for the 2008 edition.
Events that have been organized by Day include the Annual Experimental Costume Design Show at UArts from 2006 to 2009 and the co-organizing of the American Crafts Council symposium "Making, Meaning and the Marketplace" held in 2008 also at UArts. She most recently managed an educational model project to explain the intricate process of traditional Ikat weaving for the Textile Museum in Washington, D.C., that is on display for the "Colors of the Oasis" Central Asian Ikats Exhibition (October 2010 - March 2011) with her Woven Imagery class at MICA.
Day was a 2008 Resident at Sculpture Space in Utica, N.Y., an internationally acclaimed sculpture residency, and looks forward to a being a Full Fellow at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vt., for the summer of 2011.
More information on her work can be found at her Web site chrissyday.com.