Gigi Gastevich

Master of Fine Arts in Studio, Fiber and Material Studies

Gigi Gastevich is the Wilson/Livingstone Fellow in the Fiber & Material Studies department. She graduated as the Outstanding BFA Graduate from the Roski School of Art at the University of Southern California in 2017 with emphases in photography and printmaking and now applies her photography background to make labor-intensive, tactile renderings of found online photographs, examining relationships between the thread and the byte; the hand and the algorithm; and the individual and Big Tech. Her work in this exhibition utilizes the TC2 Jacquard loom, a machine whose ancestry is intimately linked to the origins of binary computing. Gastevich is from Wisconsin and has worked as a studio assistant, screen printing teacher, and donut maker.