"Pieces Petals Leaves and Eaves" Textile Tiling of Vernacular Architecture

Thursday, March 31, 2016


Girdler Gallery at Lehigh University

AAD's Professor Anna Chupa's exhibit "Pieces Petals Leaves and Eaves" Textile Tiling of Vernacular Architecture

Opening Artist's Talk and Reception

Friday, March 4, 2016 from 5:30-7:30 pm

The Girdler Gallery at Lehigh's University Center.

Exhibit: March 4 - March 31, 2016

Professor Chupa's exhibition is supported in part by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts with additional funding by Lehigh University College of Arts and Sciences, the Office of the Vice President of Research & Graduate Studies and The Surface Design Association.

Anna Chupa is an Associate Professor in the department of Art, Architecture and Design at Lehigh University and teaches Digital Photography, Video and Experimental Animation. Before coming to Lehigh, she taught at Mississippi State University where she was the Graduate Coordinator of the Electronic Visualization program. Anna documents the communities in New Orleans that celebrate St. Joseph’s Feast day, as well as Voodoo altars and ceremonies. Recent work is influenced by Islamic tiling patterns and Mudejar architectural ornament in southern Spain. Anna's digital photography, textiles and mixed media installations have been exhibited in China, England, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, and throughout the United States. Anna received her Master of Fine Arts degree at the University of Delaware and a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies at Dartmouth College.