Marie Hazard – 7 Drawings – August 2021 – #SundaysAtTheLab
b. in 1994 in Le Havre, France. Lives and works in Paris.
After completing studies at the Atelier de Sèvres in Paris, Marie Hazard went to London to pursue textile design at Central Saint-Martins. Her medium of choice is weaving: before taking to her own loom, she assisted American artist Sheila Hicks, a leading figure of the textile art movement of the 60s. Hicks is known for her innovative revival of traditional weaving practices. Weaving had long been considered more craft than art, but weaving techniques would enter the vocabulary of contemporary fine art through the work of Bauhaus artists such as Annie Albers, and later, the Arte Povera movement, including the work of Alighiero Boetti.