How much history can one fabric hold?
Kira Dominguez Hultgren (b. 1980) is a Bay Area-based textile artist. She studied French postcolonial theory and literature at Princeton University, and performance and fine arts in Río Negro, Argentina. In 2019, Dominguez Hultgren earned a dual-degree MFA/MA in Fine Arts and Visual and Critical Studies from California College of the Arts. Her research interests include material and embodied rhetorics, loom technologies, decolonizing material culture, and analyzing textiles as a performative critique against the visual. Dominguez Hultgren is represented by Eleanor Harwood Gallery in San Francisco, where her second solo show with the gallery, Intrusions, opened in January 2020. She headlined Untitled, ART (SF) as Facebook’s artist-in-residence, and her first solo museum show, I was India: Embroidering Exoticism, is on view at the San Jose Museum of Quilt and Textile through July 2020. Currently, she is a Graduate Fellow at the Headlands Center for the Arts where she is preparing for upcoming shows at the Bedford Gallery in Walnut Creek and the de Young Fine Art Museum of San Francisco.