Abigail Glaum-Lathbury is a Chicago based artist and designer. For nearly a decade she produced a women’s ready to wear collection (both eponymously and under the name Elmidae) which showed twice yearly during New York market and fashion week, and sold at boutiques across the country as well as internationally. Her recent work takes the form of a counter-practice within the emergent field of critical fashion and cultural production. Whether in performance, collage, or research-oriented projects that manifest in experimental garments, her work is rooted in the investigation of systems and a critical approach to making. She is the recipient of a CEDF Grant through the Center for Cultural Innovation in Los Angeles, a Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs (DCASE) Individual Artist Program Grant, and an International Cultural Exchange Grant from the Swedish Arts Grants Committee. Her performances and workshops have been staged at institutions including the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Machine Project in Los Angeles, Flux Factory in New York, and the Dome of Visions in Copenhagen. Glaum-Lathbury is a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Fashion Design at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Contact: aglaum [at] gmail [dot] com