MFA Student Exhibition:
Jessica Frantal and Mali Winfield Mrozinski

Thursday, April 28 – Friday, May 13, 2016

Reception: Thursday, April 28, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.



Jessica Frantal explores the interconnection of technology and fashion in “Systema Technaturae”. This multi-media exhibition imagines a future in which garments become a near-biological extension of the wearer, functioning independently on their behalf. The pieces react and respond to the world around the wearer, creating new levels of communication – body//garment, garment//environment, wearer//others.
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Mali Winfield Mrozinski’s new body of work entitled “INVENTory” investigates design in response to personal observations about the idiosyncrasies of her own behavior. Through a series of handcrafted rugs, furniture and garments that can hover between feeling fantastical or pragmatic, Mrozinski’s work imagines a new utility for designed objects.
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The Ruth Davis Design Gallery holds exhibitions that relate to the processes and results of design. Together we encourage research, education and outreach by bringing together the Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection, the Design Gallery and Ruth Ketterer Harris Library, as well as undergraduate and graduate programs in Design Studies. We are located in the new Nancy Nicholas Hall at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s School of Human Ecology.Completed in June 2012, the LEED-certified Nancy Nicholas Hall supports the School’s mission to improve the quality of human life, through its education, research, creative endeavors, outreach and engagement. This technology-rich environment facilitates webinars, video conferencing, and interactive learning. Its accessibility, café, roof terrace, and other comfortable community spaces welcome visitors and promote interactions among faculty, staff, students, and visitors. An enlarged, climate-controlled Design Gallery and Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection enhance the visibility of creative works from both students and professional artists.

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