Craft Awards

Khadija Aziz
Craft Ontario Volunteer Committee Scholarship for Undergraduates

I am a Toronto-based digital textile artist and educator. I am currently an undergraduate student at OCAD University and I work at the Textile Museum of Canada in the Education department. I make glitch art by transforming original images through a back-and-forth relationship between the hand and digital ways of distortion. Through this process-based practice, I create unexpected surface outcomes by playing with chance. My quest is to further investigate glitch art and the digital aesthetic, and then translate my glitch art on to textiles. Glitch art is usually seen with the barrier of screens; I invite people to experience glitch art in an intimate way.

As a process-based artist, my work explores the hybridization of traditional mediums and digital technologies through intuitive experimentation of the interrelationships between a variety of mediums, surfaces, and technological approaches. This type of intentional play is important to me because the process dictates the outcome, while I as the artist determine the guidelines. I consider traditional techniques of textile art in defining my own methodology of digital design, which includes the manipulation of textile art before and after digital printing.

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