Biography

http://www.alycesantoro.com

EDUCATION

2004

Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, ME (summer staff)

1994

Graduate Certificate in Scientific Illustration, RISD, Providence, RI

1990

BS in Marine Biology, Southampton College of LIU, Southampton, NY

 

RESIDENCIES/AWARDS

 

2006

Blue Mountain Center, Blue Mountain Lake, NY Vermont Studio Center, full fellowship. Johnson, VT

2005

Women’s Studio Workshop, Artists’ Book Production Grant

2004

Acadia National Park Artist-in-Residence, Winter Harbor, ME

2002

Lower East Side Printshop, Fully Sponsored Keyholder, NYC, NY

2001

Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, Fellowship in New Genres

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

 

2011

Futurotextile 10, Museu Maritim de Barcelona, Spain The Future that Never Was, Modemuseum, Hasselt, Belgium Launch of the Synergetic Omni-Solution, Ballroom Marfa, TX

 

2010

MAKE: CRAFT, Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis College, Los Angeles, CA

Fabric Futures, Firehouse 13, Providence, RI

Soundwave Festival: GREEN SOUND, San Francisco, CA

Unraveling Tradition, Space 516, Albuquerque, NM

Designing Machines, Design Museum Holon, Holon, Israel

 

2009

Offering Show, Space 414, Brooklyn, NY

Gwangju Design Biennale, Seoul, South Korea

Without Borders VI, University of Maine at Orono (catalog)

Futurotextile 09, Jim Thomspon Foundation, Bankok, Thailand

Fabric for Thought, Koldinghus, Kolding, Denmark

Return to Function, Madison MOCA, Madison, WI (catalog)

Electronic Shamanism, InterAccess Arts Center, Toronto, Canada

 

2008

Revolutionary Sound, Radio Papesse, Palazzo delle Papesse, Siena Center for Contemporary Art, Tuscany, Italy

A Thing About Machines, Herbert Gallery, Coventry, England

Futurotextile 08, Budascoop, Kortrijk, Belgium

Coded Cloth, Samstag Museum, Adelaide, Australia

It’s Not Easy, Exit Art, New York City, NY

Imaginative Qualities of Actual Things, Price Tower Arts Center, Tulsa, OK

Possibilities of Action: The Life of the Score, Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

2nd Skin, Exploratorium, San Francisco, CA

TechnoThreads, Science Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

Evolution/Revolution, RISD Museum, Providence, RI

 

2007

Soundwaves, the Art of Sampling, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, curated by Stephanie Hanor, La Jolla, CA

Synergetics and Morphology: Explorations into the Shapes of Nature, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

Our Cyborg Future, Discovery Museum, Newcastle, UK 

Live Green, Maltz Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design, LA, CA

 

2006

Lang College of New School University, New York, NY

Sartorial Flux, Columbia College, Chicago, IL

Zero/One Festival, Museum of Quilts and Textiles, San Jose, CA

SIGGRAPH Festival Fashion Show, MIT Media Lab, Boston, MA

RISD Biennial, Exit Art. Curated by Robert Storr. New York, NY

Thread Counts, Gallery Artists Studio Projects. Brookline, MA

Seamless, Boston Museum of Science. Boston, MA

Installation/Innovation, San Francisco Museum of Craft and Design. San Francisco, CA

Emergent: New Directions in Sustainable Art and Design. RISD, Woods-Gerry Gallery. Providence, RI

 

2005

Trashformations. Fuller Museum. Brockton, MA

 

2004

Refuse. Flux Factory. LI City, NY

RISD Biennial. Claire Oliver Fine Arts. Curated by Shamim M. Momin. New York, NY.

Knitting Factory. Installation of Tell-Tail Thankgas. New York, NY

 

2003

Phish Live Concert Percussionist Jon Fishman wore and played a Sonic Fabric piece on stage in front of 30,000 fans. Las Vegas, NV

Art Against War Macy Gallery. Columbia University, New York, NY

Transformation Fellisimo Design House New York, NY

Ecco Vanitas. GalleryThe. Curated by Koan-Jeff Baysa. Brooklyn, NY

 

2002

Small Works on Paper and The Peace Show Kentler International Drawing Space. Brooklyn, NY 

Revelation for Revolution The Revolving Museum Curated by Rebecca Hoffberger. Boston, MA 

 

MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS

 

2010

New York Times Magazine, Hitting Rewind on the Cassette Tape, Rob Walker, April 19, 2010

Hear the World, “Wearable music fragments turning outdated data storage devices into retro textiles” issue 14, p 23

 

2009

Kunstforum International, Dressed! Art en Vogue, June/July 2009

 

2008

American Craft, The Hand Meets High Tech by Marc Kristal, Apr/May

Reusable Book, Helsinki Metropolitan Reuse Center, Finland

Fashionable Technology by Sabine Seymour People Magazine, a sonic fabric dress designed for Bjork , “Hollywood Daily” Grammy Awards special issue. Feb 6, 2008.

 

2007

Orion Magazine, Telltales by Kisha L. Schlegel, May/June

Handwoven Magazine, “Fabric that Carries a Tune”, Nov/Dec

Treehugger.com interview on Aug 9.

Big Ideas for Small Planet, Create episode feature

 

2006

Green Design by Buzz Poole. Chapter on Sonic Fabric

Discover Magazine On-Line, Eco-Chic by Josie Glausiusz. June 6.

MAKE Magazine, “Sonic Fabric” by Josie Moores. Vol. 5, p 23. Feb.

3D World Magazine, “Cassette Girl” by Jean Poole. Sydney, AUS. Jan 23.

Reuter’s TV, “A New York artist invents an audible fabric created from recycled cassette tape”. Jan 20.

New York Times, Tuesday Science Times. When Art and Science Collide, a Dorkbot Meeting Begins by Brian Braiker. Jan 17.

Science & the City and Update, New York Academy of Sciences electronic and print magazines. That Dress Sounds Great on You: Alyce Santoro Weaves Her Passions into Playable Fabric by Adelle Caravanos. Jan 14 and March/April

Wired News, Pardon, Your Dress is Singing by Rachel Metz. Jan 15

 

2005

Venus Magazine, Nice Threads: SONIC FABRIC makes use of old-fashioned cassette tape by Amber Drea. Winter. p 69.

Experimental Eco-Design by Cara Bower. Rotovision, pp 26-27.

Wooster Collective: A Celebration of Street Art. Feature, Nov 7.

Cool Hunting On-Line, Sonic Fabric by Amy Kealoha. September 1.

BlackBook Magazine, “That Dress Sounds Great on You” by Andy Baker. Fall.

BPM Magazine, “Magic Garment Ride: Sonic Fabric’s Concept is Sound” by Chrissie Wilson. August. p 32.

Village Voice On-Line, For Once, Kajagoogoo has a Purpose: Alyce Santoro Fashions Old Tapes into Clothes You Can Hear by Corina Zapia. June 2.

New York Times, Sunday Arts and Leisure. I Can’t Hear You Over That Dress by Andrew Adam Newman. May 1

 

2004

ReadyMade Magazine. “Mixed Tapes” by Zach Stern. July/August.

DNR. “Sonic Loom: Alyce Santoro has an Idea Worth Listening to” by Heidi P. Benson. February 9, p. 33

FiberArts. “When Sparks Fly” by Sunita Patterson. March/April, p. 49

 

SELF-AUTHORED ARTICLES

 

2010

Artist as Accidental Activist, ANAT Filter Magazine Issue 75

Makers: DIY Agents of Social Change, Truth-out.org

Spaceship Earth: Navigators Wanted, Truth-out.org

Change is Dead; Long Live Change, Truth-out.org

 

PUBLIC ENGAGEMENTS

 

2010

Lecture via Skype for Rutger’s University advanced sculpture class.

 

2006

Lang College, New School University, gallery talk. New York, NY

Exit Art, RISD Biennial gallery talk. New York, NY

Location One, Dorkbot presentation, New York, NY.

 

2005

FIT Guest Lecturer/demonstration, New York, NY.

Lang College Keynote Speaker. “ The Science of Art, the Art of Science” The New School, New York, NY.

Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors Performance/demonstration, Experimental Musical Instrument Day, New York, NY.

New School Lecture, “The Intersection of Visual and Sound Art”, NY, NY.

RISD Continuing Education, Commencement Keynote Speaker, Providence, RI.

 

PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

 

Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Providence, RI

Fashion Institute of Technology Museum, New York, NY

Fashion Institute of Design and Marketing, Los Angeles, CA

Jon Fishman, former percussionist of the band Phish.

Laurie Anderson