Mechanization, Material, and the Matrix:
The Fiber Arts Network is pleased to announce the third annual international juried exhibition, Mechanization, Material and the Matrix. This exhibition will highlight artworks that take advantage of the wide range of opportunities in contemporary art practices, focusing on meshing traditional material practices and technology. In contemporary material based practices, there is an almost unlimited array of technical applications that expand upon traditional methods of thinking and working. These techniques can be used to explore highly conceptual ideas as well as purely aesthetic investigations of process and material. Mechanization, Material, and the Matrix seeks work that showcases the ways in which technology is utilized and discussed by different artists working across a spectrum of materials and processes and the resulting dialogue between technology and material.

Fiber Arts Network serves as a collective of ASU students, faculty, and alumni who all seek a stronger sense of community and support for contemporary fiber artists living and working in the surrounding area, providing an outlet for experimentation, critique, workshops, and dialogue pertaining to current issues in fiber.


Mechanization, Material, and the Matrix

9/19/2017 – 9/29/2017
Opening reception 9/19/2017

Harry Wood Gallery

Arizona State University,

Tempe, AZ

Submissions are accepted via email and are due by August 25, 2017

There is no fee for entry but artists are responsible for shipping.

  • Please email submissions to
    3 submissions per Artist, 3 images per submission (including detail shot where applicable); total of 9 images.
  • Include title, media, and date. Image files must be in .jpg format and no larger than 3MB each.
  • Title .jpgs in this format: lastname_imagetitle_(1,2,3).
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