Lindsey Whittle | Freelance Fashion Artist | Cincinnati | Art Jobs
Country: United States
City: Cincinnati
Industry: Fashion
Professional Title: Freelance Fashion Artist
Specialties: garment concepting and creation, Leadership, Adobe Programs

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Bio I, Lindsey M Whittle, received a BFA, in painting, from the Art Academy of Cincinnati in 2007. I taught English as a second language for 1 year at a fashion high school in Gifu Japan in 2009. I continued my education in fashion at the University of Cincinnati for 3 years from 2009-2012. I pursued a master’s degree in fashion at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago from 2012- 2014, studying under “Soundsuit Artist” Nick Cave, all while maintaining my position as the “Master Crafter” at Kiki Magazine from 2012- 2015. Velcro Brand sponsored 2 of my major exhibitions in 2014. In 2016, I was the creative/wardrobe director for “Lighting Fires” music video by Olivia Sebastianelli, directed by Yellowhaus and also project leader for co-designing and co-fabricating 10 light -up costumes for the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra’s Lumenocity festival. Presently, On top of helping to create unusual experiences at PIQUE art space, I currently teach sewing and performance art on the college level at the Art Academy of Cincinnati and sewing to underprivileged middle and high school students through Live it Like You Mean It Foundation. I am a fashion/performance artist that makes colorful, transformable objects as a starting point to collaborate with others. A single piece of my work often has many applications and the work functions best when those applications are in flux. It can function as an installation, on the wall, as a sculpture or on a body etc. There are elements of exploration, change, transformation, interactivity and possibility in everything I do. I prefer my work to be an active conversation with itself between my work from the past to the present. I like my work to be in motion and to take my ideas out of the confines of the gallery and into everyday life experiences, mostly through what I wear. I also prefer my work to be accessible to as many people as possible at any age or stage in life. I have worked with bright colored versions of materials such as: fabric, wood, foam, paper, make-up, Velcro, acrylic Plexiglas and more. When possible I like to use materials I have available to avoid waste.