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Elana Adler

Technician, Fashion & Textile Design

Dept. : Textile & Fashion Design

Elana Adler is a multidisciplinary artist with a deep love for textiles. She received a BFA in Textiles from the Rhode Island School of Design and a MFA in Fibers & Material Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. 

She is invested in using materials to perform and contradict structures of power; by borrowing the grid propelled by early modernist architects and artists, the work tries to generate and subvert order, converse about mapping space through spatial schematics, test our perception of location, while questioning material hierarchies and tensile strength.