Meet Liv Aanrud

We are so thrilled to be welcoming Liv Aanrud from Los Angeles, California as our 2023 Hooked Retreat Mentor.  Liv will share examples of her work and the inspiration behind her ideas and design process. The Monday morning artist talk will focus on the evolution of Aanrud’s art practice of painting onto textiles and how a hybrid of “fabric painting” has emerged in her work. As our mentor Liv will be available throughout the retreat for one to one discussion, and new this year, a lively evening Q & A in the Monctclair Ballroom facilitated by Ann Pappert of Handhooked Current. 

Time becomes tactile, ticked up in a stitch; this rhythm is a reverie where my mind can find rest through work. My textiles are an earnest attempt to slow time, to hold fast in a world that seems built to commodify and consume. This meticulous labor is necessary retreat, a coping mechanism in a world that simply cannot be kept up with.

Yarn is a rolled-up line, that becomes a stitched, soft sculptural drawing that looks like a painting.  Liv Aanrud

Liv Aanrud earned her Bachelors of Fine Arts with a painting emphasis from the University of Wisconsin—Eau Claire in 2001. She was awarded a full scholarship and teaching fellowship at Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, where she received her Masters of Fine Arts in 2011. She has taught at ARTworks Charter School, at Santa Barbara City College, and was awarded a teaching fellowship at Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena. 

Aanrud’s work has been the subject of one person exhibitions at New Image Art, Arvia, 1700 Naud and TSA-LA in Los Angeles. She has also had solo shows at Sierra Nevada College in Lake Tahoe, Pamela Salisbury Gallery and at John Davis Gallery, Hudson, NY, Oasis Gallery, Marquette, MI and Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects, New York City. Her work has been shown in group exhibitions across the U.S., Taiwan, Germany, and Spain. 

We hope you can join us Monday April 17th & Tuesday April 18th at Hockley Valley Resort for Hooked 2023 ! Find out more by clicking here: /

**Please take note that discounted Retreat room Rate ends Feb 7th , discount code is sent to you when you register.  If you have registered and haven’t yet booked your room, after this deadline, rooms will be billed at full price.

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