Fibers senior Qiang Gong creating room-wide netting installation
Alumni

BFA '13

Fibers and Textile Studies

Creating a new space by using different materials, it is playful. I begin every piece by playing, like a child plays with her toys. I believe this is the way to open my mind.

 

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International Opera Theater's 'Azaio,' costumes and set designed by Qiang Gong '13

Since graduating from UArts, Qiang Gong BFA ’13 (Fibers) has, among other exciting things, designed and constructed costumes and sets for the International Opera Theater in Italy for its world-premiere project “Azaio.”

Qiang says that when she was 7 years old, she had the experience of nearly drowning in a river. “Years passed, and I still remember the first breath after being pulled out of the water. From that moment on, I have lived in the moment. The simple act of breathing- the inhale and exhale- become part of my attention in the work.”

Qiang’s work investigates people’s psychology, and she works with the idea of creating a space that can interact with the viewer, calling it “interior interaction.”

“Creating a new space by using different materials, it is playful. I begin every piece by playing, like a child plays with her toys. I believe this is the way to open my mind.”

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