Meet Abbey Muza
Abbey Muza uses weaving as a methodology for image-making centered in queer identity, haptics, and sensuality. While at the Fondation des États-Unis, Muza will make a series of tapestries that pay homage to the revolutionary queer artists and writers working in Paris during the 1920s and 1930s. To produce this work, they will study period archives of French queer artists and writers and conduct research into tapestry produced during the time. They will make this work as a visiting artist in the Department of Design textile et matière at the École nationale supérieure des Arts Decoratifs. In their work, they aim to highlight these remarkable histories and redefine them for the contemporary era.
Muza received their MFA as a University Fellow at the Tyler School of Art and Architecture, and their BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. They have shown their work throughout the United States and internationally, at spaces including Tiger Strikes Asteroid Philadelphia, Threewalls, and LVL3. Their residencies include an Ox-Bow Fellowship, ACRE (Artist’s Cooperative Residency and Exchange), and Alternative Worksite (supported by the Robert Overby Foundation).