Artist Kellee Morgado on Consumption and Waste in the Fashion Industry
In 2017 artist Kellee Morgado along with a group of interdisciplinary graphic designers presented an exhibition “SEAM” designed to challenge and modify consumer behavior by altering unwanted clothing. Through screen printing, repairing and re-purposing clothing the group worked to transformed undesirable articles of clothing to pieces of value in a gallery setting. Join us as Morgado shares the observations on waste and consumption in the fashion industry as formed by the project “SEAM.”
Following the talk, visitors are invited to view the exhibition “Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern.” O’Keeffe’s signature style of dress embodies modernism through form, function and sustainability and features re-purposed, repaired and interchangeable articles of clothing.
Kellee Morgado is an interdisciplinary designer and artist. She received her BFA in graphic design at Appalachian State University (2017) and currently resides in Reno, Nevada as the Redfield Fellow at the Black Rock Press (2018-2020). She has a particular attraction to artist books, typography, printed matter, and letterpress and enjoys exploring this intersection of books, print, and design.
The Art Bite series is supported by Nevada Humanities.