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Richard Saja

Join us for a lunchtime talk with Richard Saja, entitled From Rags to Richard: An Historically Inaccurate Odyssey of Embroidery. This presentation will concentrate on the 20 year evolution of the needlework and thematic elements present in the embellished toile de Jouy of Richard Saja.

Richard Saja is an artist making work in Catskill, New York. After first attending the University of the Arts in Philadelphia to study surface design, he devoted his studies to the great books of Western Civilization at St. John’s College in Santa Fe, NM, and received a BA in math and philosophy. After a brief stint working as an art director on Madison Avenue, all his interests coalesced and a small design firm, Historically Inaccurate Decorative Arts, was born in the early aughts.The majority of Saja’s work focuses on creating subtle and subversive interferences on the formal patterns of toile de Jouy through embroidery. He has exhibited internationally with shows in New York, Paris, London, and Berlin. His work has also been exhibited at the National Museum of Embroidery in South Korea and is in the permanent collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Tuesday, November 15, 12:15 pm
38 West 86th Street, Lecture Hall

This speaker was selected by the second-year MA students.

Lunch will be served starting at noon. Registration required.

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