Margaret Hull is an interdisciplinary artist and designer working in textiles, garments, performance, installation, and video. Through material, technical, and conceptual exploration of garment construction, her practice-based research aligns with decolonial fashion discourse by critiquing a Eurocentric model of fashion production, value, and display that dominates the industry and education. Her current research seeks to destabilize the hierarchy between fashion designer and home-sewer while increasing the visibility of home-sewing in the public sphere via social media and internet culture.
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, Ox-Bow School of Art in Saugatuck, Michigan, Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vermont, and Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Deer Isle, Maine. Her work has been exhibited at the New Orleans Museum of Art, Cranbrook Art Museum, Wasserman Projects, and Simone DeSousa Gallery among other venues nationwide and abroad.
Fold Themselves, installation of twelve indigo-dyed linen, silk crepe, and cotton garments, steel armatures, 2018, photo: Clare Gatto
Degrees and Certifications
MFA Fiber, Cranbrook Academy of Art
BFA Fiber, Maryland Institute College of Art
ADN 2410 Textiles
AFA 2420 Construction Methods I
AFA 3420 Construction Methods II
AFA 4990 Seminar
AFA 5422 Flat Pattern
AFA 5480 Advanced Studio/Exhibition
CFPCA Diversity and Inclusion Council
CFPCA Academic and Non-academic Misconduct Committee Panel
Dept. of Art & Art History Undergraduate Curriculum Committee
Dept. of Art & Art History Salary Committee