Kristin Mariani

Kristin MarianiKristin Mariani is a Chicago based dressmaker, designer and artist. In her art and design practice she investigates hidden layers of labor discovered inside found cloth and garments, incorporating physical responses to material that emphasize process, chance, and patience. In 2000 she founded her label RedShift; a line of contemporary couture created from salvaged materials and found garments. Her designs have been described as work “that elevates the unique and the unrepeatable, and openly acknowledges a connection to the material world of production and consumption.”She maintains an interdisciplinary practice creating works for dance, performance, and installation. These designs have been featured at The Museum of Contemporary Artand Rhona Hoffman Gallery in Chicago, The Kitchen and Joyce Theater Soho in New York, Conduit Gallery, Dallas, and CAM Houston.