Virginia Catherall

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Gender Female
Industry Arts
Occupation Museum Educator
Location Salt Lake City, Utah
Introduction I am a textile artist and knitwear designer of wearable landscapes. I live and work in Salt Lake City, Utah. I am inspired by the incredible, rugged and sublime landscape around Utah, Great Salt Lake, and the Great Basin. I design a line of knitted items inspired by the history, landscape, and art of the area. Through this process I am finding meaning in landscape, a type of knitting *terroir*, that brings my home, my place, into the forefront of my life. And because of that, I have come to hone my thinking about environmentalism, conservation, and preservation of land. In 2015 I was Artist-in-Residence for Black Rock Desert National Conservation Area in Nevada and the 2016 Artist-in-Residence for Great Basin National Park. In 2019 I was Artist-in-Residence for Capitol Reef National Park. And in 2023 I was Artist-in-Residence for Glacier National Park.