Kira Dominguez Hultgren USA, b. 1980

Kira Dominguez Hultgren (b. 1980) is a U.S.-based textile artist and educator. She studied French postcolonial theory and literature at Princeton University, and performance and fine arts in Río Negro, Argentina. With a dual-degree MFA/MA in Fine Arts and Visual and Critical Studies from California College of the Arts, her research interests include material and embodied rhetorics, decolonizing material culture, and analyzing textiles as a performative critique against the visual. Dominguez Hultgren’s work has been exhibited at the de Young Fine Art Museum of San Francisco, headlined Untitled, ART SF in 2020, and was featured in the July/August 2020 issue of Architectural Digest. She has had two solo shows with Eleanor Harwood Gallery in San Francisco, where she is represented, and her first solo museum show at the San Jose Museum of Quilt and Textile. Her fellowships and residencies include the Headlands Center for the Arts, Facebook, and Gensler Architecture. Dominguez Hultgren is part-time faculty at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in Fiber and Material Studies.