Margaret Hull is an artist and designer working in textiles, garments, performance, installation, and video who questions the performance of wearing clothes and its effect on representation and image distribution. Her current body of work considers commercial garment patterns as tools to counter planned obsolescence with potential for infinite reproduction and adaptation.
Hull has an MFA in Fiber from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan and a BFA in Fiber from Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland. She has been awarded residencies at the Alfred and Trafford Klots International Program for Artists in Léhon, France, AZ West in Joshua Tree, California, and Ox-Bow School of Art in Saugatuck, Michigan. Her work has been exhibited at the New Orleans Museum of Art, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art and Cranbrook Art Museum. Prior to her appointment as Lecturer in the Fashion Design and Merchandising program at Wayne State, Hull taught courses in experimental fashion, the material and political histories of textiles in contemporary art, and fiber structures and surfaces in the Crafts Department at the College for Creative Studies. At Wayne State, she teaches courses in basic to advanced garment construction, flat patterning, portfolio development, and the textiles industry including production and end use.
Fold Themselves, installation of twelve indigo-dyed linen, silk crepe, and cotton garments, steel armatures, 2018
Flower Bonnet, used silk habotai scarf, hand-dyed silk crepe, jute rope, 2018
McCalls 8616 Brooke Shields Collection Miss Size Large, studio
documentation of silk crepe and charmeuse garment, 1 of 3 in an ongoing series, 2018
Greening, still from single channel digital video, 03:21, 2016, hand-dyed taslan nylon, garments, vinyl, ice, GoPro, https://vimeo.com/173103212