About me. . . 


Photo: Scott Wiggers   

Photo: Scott Wiggers


Namita Gupta Wiggers is an artist, curator, educator, and writer based in Portland, OR. She is the Director and Co-Founder of Critical Craft Forum, an online and onsite platform for exchange (Facebook group, @critcraftforum, www.criticalcraftforum.com).

Wiggers teaches in MFA Applied Craft + Design, co-administered by Oregon College of Art + Craft and Pacific Northwest College of Art.

From 2004-14, she served as the Director and Chief Curator, Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland OR.

She contributes to online and in-print journals and books, and serves as the Exhibition Reviews Editor, The Journal of Modern Craft.

Current projects include: Across the Table, Across the Land with Michael Strand for the National Council on Ceramic Education in the Arts; a textile-focused exhibition at the Wing Luke Museum of Asian American Experience, Seattle; a Maker Space project at the Patricia and Philip Frost Museum of Science, Miami, FL; and a forthcoming Companion on Contemporary Craft with Wiley Blackwell Publishers (2019).