J. Morgan Puett

J. Morgan Puett is a transdisciplinary cultural producer with accomplished work in the areas of Fine Art, Design and Architecture, and Education. Puett intervened in the fashion system in the eighties and nineties creating a series of storefront installations and an international label. Since then she has produced art installations in museums around the world about the histories of needle trade systems and women’s work. The Mildred’s Lane Project, her home in Pennsylvania, currently is most ground-breaking in Social Engagement practices. She is the recipient of The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Award (2016), The Pollock-Krasner Foundation Award (2016), The United States Artists Simon Fellow Award (2011), The Anonymous Was A Woman Award (2005.)

“I have not made clothes outside of my research-based art practice for twenty years. For A Guide to the Field, I will be bringing some of the textile work that emerged from museum projects For each topic in the gallery. The current topic, Encampment, I was channeling my 10-year-old, tomboyish self, playing in the swamps of south Georgia. Just had to get some of this out of my system.”