Chesly Antionette

June-July 2016

fibers, mixed media

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Chesley Antoinette is a native Texan who arrived to North Texas back in 2010, temporarily settling in Denton while working on her M.F.A at the University of North Texas, and has been a part of the Dallas art community as an educator and artist since 2013, planting roots in Oak Cliff.

She is the creator and designer of Cantoinette Studios, conceptualizing with sustainable practices in forms of sculptural installations, wearable art, and curatorial projects. Her consistency remains passionate towards supporting, sharing, and building the appreciation for the arts with both North Texas and all of humankind.

Chesley's time at Sunset was used to prepare for her installation at the Oak Cliff Cultural Center in August 2016. Tessellated Fold is a multimedia performance that Antoinette produced and directed to include installation, sound, video, dance, and fashion. She used the studio to create, prepare, and install layout options with finished work for the exhibition. The public was invited to see and ask questions about the process behind performance installation artwork. The community was able to experience and share 'in the making' studio process, a behind the scenes art and fashion photoshoot, and more that lead to an exhibition taking place at the community cultural center.