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Windy Chien on The Life-Transforming Potential of a Year-Long Project

Join us for a talk by Windy Chien on finding one’s artist voice and the life-transforming power of daily practice. In 2016, Windy learned and made one new knot every day in 2016: The Year of Knots. The work unfolded over the course of the calendar year and daily photo documentation was posted to social media. Among the many rich things the performance of the Year of Knots provided were a daily ritual, an art school, a history lesson, and a new language. Windy's talk will be followed by a group discussion, and Windy will teach everyone to tie a knot!

About Windy Chien

Windy Chien makes art that activates space and elevates the vernacular. She is best known for her 2016 work, The Year of Knots, in which she learned a new knot every day for a year. Her work ranges in size from a knot that can fit in the palm of a child's hand to majestic, room-sized installations that are sought after by private collectors. Following long careers at Apple and in the music industry, she launched her studio in 2015. Her work has been covered by Wired, The New York Times and Martha Stewart Living. Windy’s book about her work will be published by Abrams in 2019.