LinkedIn - Abraham Buddish

Education:
              College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI
              BFA in Crafts / Fiber and Textile Design – Class of 2018 with High Honors
 
Experience:
              Designer – Brentano Fabrics – July 11 2019 – Present
                   Work with domestic and international mills to develop original upholstery and drapery patterns.
              Textile Design Studio Assistant – Brentano Fabrics – October 15 2018 – July 10 2019
                 Correspond with domestic and international mills and finishers concerning product development.
              Intern – HLA Fiber Mill – Augusta, KS – August 13 – September 2018
                 Mill operator assisting with skirting, washing, picking, separating, carding, and spinning.
              Intern – Convergence – Handweavers Guild of America – Reno, NV – July 5 – July 12 2018
                  Administrative runner, exhibit set up + tear down, fashion show assistant, class assistant.
              Curator – Common Threads, U245 Gallery, Detroit, MI - 2018
              Intern – De Leo Textiles – High Point, NC – June 19 – July 28 2017
                 Design and color research, color trials, pattern improvement, pattern development, office tasks.
              Studio Assistant – Peters Valley School of Craft – Layton, NJ – May 18 – June 16 2017
                  In charge of organizing and maintaining fiber studio and weaving studio, assisting with workshops.
              Representative – Student Government – College for Creative Studies – 2016 – 2017
                  Academic committee.
              Intern – Convergence – Handweavers Guild of America – Milwaukee, WI – July 29 – August 6 2016
                  Administrative runner, exhibit set up + tear down, assistant fashion show runner, class assistant.
 
Group Shows:
 
              The 10th International Biennial Exhibition of Mini Textile Art “Scythia”, Ivano-Frankivs’k, Ukraine – 2021
              The 2nd International Biennial Exhibition of Micro Textile Art “Scythia”, Ivano-Frankivs’k, Ukraine – 2021

              Spiral Textil, Spiral Textile 2.0, Hungarian Balassi Institute, Bucharest, Romania – 2018
              Small Expressions, Handweavers Guild of America, Wilbur D. May Museum, Reno, NV – 2018
              Spring Happening, Next Step Studio, Ferndale, MI – 2018
              Student Exhibition, College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI – 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015
              Annual Scholarship Awards and Exhibition, Detroit Artist Market, Detroit, MI – 2018
              Common Threads, U245 Gallery, Detroit, MI – 2018, 2017
              Making Matters: Fresh Perspectives in Fine Craft, Sally D. Francisco Gallery, Layton, NJ – 2017
              Meeker Sheepdog Classic International Art Contest and Show, Meeker, CO – 2016, 2015
              Felt Maker’s Federation, The Artisan Gallery, Excelsior Springs, MO – 2014
              Creative Hand, Old Shawnee Town Hall, Shawnee, KS – 2013, 2012
              Nests, Raymore City Hall, Raymore, MO – 2013
              Felt, Artichokes Gallery, Leawood, KS – 2012
 
Awards/Honors:
              Best in Show - Detroit Artist Market Annual Scholarship Awards and Exhibition – 2018
              Honorable Mention - Hagopian Rug Design Competition - 2017
              President’s List - Winter - 2018, 2016, 2015 - Fall - 2017, 2016, 2014
              Dean’s List - Winter - 2017 - Fall - 2015
              Foundation Chair Select Award - 2015
              Walter B. Ford II Award of Excellence Scholarship - 2014
              Silver Medal – Scholastic Art & Writing Awards - Fashion - 2014
              Key Award and Kansas Delegate to National 4-H Congress in Atlanta, GA – 2012
 
Affiliations: ­­
              Handweavers Guild of America
              Weavers Guild of Greater Kansas City
              Felt Makers Federation of KC

Links: ­­
              Brentano Fabrics - Join Us in Celebrating Our Promoted Designers
              Brentano Fabrics - A Lifelong Pursuit of Textile Design