Due to campus concerns regarding the coronavirus, CAHI will be closed for the remainder of the semester. This event has been cancelled, but we hope to reschedule for next year.
Rowland Ricketts has been producing textile art and design for many years, using indigo dyes from plants he farms himself. The history and context of indigo, the process of growing and dyeing—all contribute to the poetics of Rowland’s work. Texture, composition, the play of color and saturation— Rowland creates complex works with simple elements, contemporary textiles that span art and design. In recent years, Rowland has been involved in several large-scale installations, teaming up with other artists such as Norbert Herber (Media School). The two have collaborated on four installations, including Ai no Keshiki - Indigo Views in Tokushima, Japan.
In our April Meet the Artist session, Rowland will speak about the range of his artistic practice—past, present, and future.
Rowland Ricketts is Associate Professor at the Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design, where he also serves as Associate Dean. Trained in indigo farming and dyeing in Japan, Rowland received his MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2005. His work has been exhibited at the Textile Museum in Washington, DC, the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, and the Seattle Asian Art Museum, and he has been recognized with a 2012 United States Artists Fellowship.