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, iTunes podcast, 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.

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

A FORTHCOMING COMPANION ON CONTEMPORARY CRAFT WITH WILEY BLACKWELL PUBLISHERS (2019)

ongoing A RESEARCH PROJECT ON gender and adornment WITH BENJAMIN LIGNEL

ACROSS THE TABLE, ACROSS THE LAND (2016) WITH MICHAEL STRAND FOR THE NATIONAL COUNCIL ON CERAMIC EDUCATION IN THE ART.

Wiggers serves on the Board of directors at haystack mountain school of craft, and served on the board of the american craft council and the center for craft, creativity and design.

in 2017, she will be an artist-in-residence at watershed center for the ceramic arts, ox-bow school of art, and in residence at norwegian crafts, oslo, norway.

 

 
Photo: Scott Wiggers