Advanced Fiber Studio (Highlights)
Raffa Reuther is an interdisciplinary artist born and raised in Washington D.C., now based on the Westside of Chicago. They are currently in the undergraduate program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where they will receive their BFA in May of 2017. Raffa works across many disciplines including fiber, installation, analog photography, performance, printmaking, sculpture, drawing, self publishing, sound, and social practice. The most current body of work Raffa has been making are what they call “Photoplays” -- a neologism they created to situate their practice in a nest of supportive language. They define it by its’ two roots, “Photo” meaning, an instrument that allows the multiplicity of being to be seen through images of light, motion, and energy, and “Play” meaning, a collective exploration in a surreal space over a specific interval of time, where the connection to emotions, knowledge, and games is expanded through the performance of curiosity, interpreted through abstract, scientific scores. Raffa has recently exhibited work in Chicago at Dfbrl8r Gallery, Lilstreet Loft, Gallery 400, Co-Prosperity Sphere, Sullivan Galleries, and Woman Made Gallery.