lydia see is a multidisciplinary practitioner, educator, and curator of art + archives who is passionate about the uses of art for social justice + civic engagement.
Working primarily at the intersection of photography and fiber, her practice involves material and conceptual investigation through research and collection, and is rooted in history: literal and conceptual, local and global, intimate and environmental, personal and anonymous.
Her sculptural and photographic works invite the reconsideration of materials that are common in everyday domestic life: thread, fabric, vernacular photographs, collections and accumulations; and through processes of stitching, weaving, and combining, transform the mundane materials into talismanic objects and object-photographs.
In her social and civic practice she advises as a creative consultant and strategist, works with non-profits and small businesses to expand their engagement, build inclusive + accessible programming, arrange their collections and archives, among other varied projects. She curates regularly in both traditional and alternative art-viewing environments, and runs a Practice/Process Critique Group which focuses on critical dialog regarding participant's recent and in process work.
(above artist portraits by Parker J. Pfister)
Bachelor of Fine Arts
Massachusetts College of Art & Design, Boston, MA
photography, site-specific installation, fibers, and art history