NAMITA GUPTA WIGGERS IS AN ARTIST, CURATOR, EDUCATOR, AND WRITER BASED IN PORTLAND, OR. SHE IS THE FOUNDING DIRECTOR OF THE MA IN CRAFT STUDIES, A LOW RESIDENCY PROGRAM FOCUSED ON CRITICAL THEORY AND CRAFT HISTORY AT WARREN WILSON COLLEGE, NC (https://www.warren-wilson.edu/programs/ma-in-craft/) scheduled to launch in summer 2018.
WIGGERS 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, at Portland State University, and in ocac's summer program.
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.
She has been a resident at Norwegian Crafts, Ox-bow school of art, and Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts. recent and current PROJECTS INCLUDE: Everything has been material for Scissors to shape (2016-17), A textile response to the collection of THE WING LUKE MUSEUM OF ASIAN AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, SEATTLE; ACROSS THE TABLE, ACROSS THE LAND (2016) WITH MICHAEL STRAND FOR THE NATIONAL COUNCIL ON CERAMIC EDUCATION IN THE ARTS; A FORTHCOMING COMPANION ON CONTEMPORARY CRAFT WITH WILEY BLACKWELL PUBLISHERS (2019), and a research project on jewelry and gender with benjamin lignel.
Photo: Mario Gallucci Studio