Hannah and Anne-Marie were studio neighbors during their Air Cycle 6 residency at the Textile Arts Center (during which they had the best time ever). The fact that Hannah’s space was as messy as Anne-Marie’s was over tidy did not prevent them from becoming friends and starting to conspire on creating a two-headed beast. Hannah brought in her deep expertise in printing with dyes (natural and reactive) and Anne-Marie her hands-on knowledge of dynamic inks. After months of research and tests, Tachi Tachi started taking shape. Tachi Tachi is a perfect mix of their expertise and personalities, which are both reflected in their design approach. Anne-Marie and Hannah are excited about exploring new mediums available to screen printing and are thrilled to work further on a quest to find the ultimate conversational.
Hannah Shell Schultz is a freelance textile designer and specialty screen printing consultant based in Brooklyn, NY. You can find her prints in J Crew, Club Monaco, and Rebecca Taylor among others. While using diverse design techniques such as hand painting, CAD and silk screening, Hannah’s heart is set on creating the ultimate conversational. Conversational designs allow the wearer to inform the viewer a little about themselves and what they like, which can spark a conversation, hence the name. Her first immersion in focusing on conversationals occured during her AIR Cycle 6 residency at the Textile Arts Center. Over the nine months program, she designed “Game Cloth”, a project encouraging a dialog that reveals quirky, friendly, competitive person to person relations through textile design. Hannah teaches screen printing classes ranging from natural dyes to foil printing at the Textile Arts Center. You can learn more about Hannah’s work at hannahschultz.com.
Anne-Marie Lavigne is an artist exploring how technology sculpts our way of seeing. For her, technology is more than solely hardware and software, it is a perspective framing our relationships to the tangible. By combining traditional textile and print making with digital imagery, materials and techniques, Anne-Marie pulls away the curtain and shows viewers how technologically-constructed their world really is. Anne-Marie is an alumni from the Interactive Telecommunications Program of the Tisch School of Arts where she researched soft circuitry and new materials. She was awarded the Ruth Schirson Levin Fellowship for AIR Cycle 6 residency program at TAC as well as the 2016 Artist Legacy Grant by the Women’s Studio Workshop. She is currently faculty at the Visible Futures Lab of the School of Visual Arts and is a Spaceworks Gowanus Grantee. To learn more on Anne-Marie work visit emeteuz.com.