Isa Santos Rodrigues
Visiting Assistant Professor
Isa Rodrigues is an artist and educator currently based in Brooklyn, New York. She works mostly with weaving and dyeing, inspired by natural phenomena, handmade textile processes, and sustainable materials. She is also interested in art education as a means to create community and preserve material culture. Isa is a founding team of the Textile Arts Center (TAC), where she has worked as Co-Executive Director for the last 6 years. From 2010-2016 she developed the project Sewing Seeds, creating and activating natural dye gardens in empty lots and community gardens in Brooklyn, and she’s currently a consultant for Pratt’s Natural Dye Garden. She also runs a textile fabrication business, 505 Textiles, through which she has created work for clients such as Altuzarra, Gabriela Hearst, Ace Hotel, M.Patmos, Thompson Street Studio, amongst others. Her work has been exhibited at the Museum of Art and Design, the Cooper Hewitt Museum, Ace Hotel Brooklyn, Heirloom Brooklyn, and the Textile Arts Center.
MA, 2008, Textile Conservation, New University of Lisbon