Transdisciplinary weaver John Paul Morabito engages Queerness, ethnicity, and the sacred through the medium of tapestry reimagined in the digital age. They have exhibited internationally including the Zhejiang Art Museum, Hangzhou City, China; CULT | Aimee Friberg Exhibitions, San Francisco, CA; Fresh Window Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; Dorksy Gallery Curatorial Projects, Long Island City, NY; Document, Chicago, IL; The Center for Craft, Creativity, and Design, Asheville, NC; and the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI. Public collections include the Musée des maîtres et artisans du Québec, Montreal, QC, CA, and the Textile Resource Center at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. In tandem with individual studio production, Morabito engages numerous collaborative models. From 2007-2011, they served as a designer and weaver for Suzanne Tick – Tick Studio. Since 2013, they have collaborated with the photographer Laura Letinsky. Together Letinsky and Morabito exhibit internationally and have developed collections for Skyline Design and the Renaissance Society. Morabito holds a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art and an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and is Assistant Professor, Adj. of Fiber and Material Studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

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