Jill Magi

Jill Magi is an artist, writer, and educator working in text, image, and textile. She is the author of five books, the most recent of which is LABOR (Nightboat 2014), combining poetry, fiction, and image in response to the Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive housed at New York University’s Bobst Library. In the spring of 2015 Jill wrote weekly for Jacket2 magazine on “a textile poetics,” and other recent essays on art, poetics, and culture have appeared in The Force of What’s Possible: Accessibility and the Avant-garde, The Racial Imaginary, and The Eco-Language Reader. She has held residencies with the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, the Textile Arts Center Brooklyn, and has exhibited visual work at apexart, Pace University, the Brooklyn Arts Council Gallery, and Arcade Six Gallery Columbia College. The New York University Abu Dhabi Project Space gallery mounted a solo exhibition of her work in 2015. Jill teaches textiles, poetry, and art electives at NYUAD where she joined the faculty in 2013. She is currently investigating al sadu—Bedouin-rooted weaving—architecture, walking, and place-making in Abu Dhabi.