• MFA in Fine Arts

  • Andrea Gonzalez
    Byron Peters
    Jacob Wick
    Jaimie Healy
    Jordan Reznick
    Jsun Charles-Jeremiah Parizo
    Julia Robertson
    Julie Feldman
    Kenny Kong
    Nan Peletz
    Sadie Harmon
    Sara Sellitto
    Seth Gutierrez
    Tiffany Canter
    Tim Power
    Zoe McCloskey

  • Dalia Anani - CCA Graduate Thesis Events

    Dalia Anani

    Storyboard #1
    I Was Tear Gassed with the 99%
    Mega Mic
    Handwerk Berlin Series
    Golden Years
    Evil Eyes Charging
    Natural Dyes from Cultural Memory
    Imaginary Landscapes of an Impossible Homeland
    The Empty Vessel (process photos)
    Phantom Pyramids

    Storyboard #1

    12in x 24in

    wool felt, embroidery thread / 2011

    I Was Tear Gassed with the 99%

    9in x 6.5in x 4in

    felt, yarn, glitter, gas mask / 2011

    Mega Mic

    6in x 12in x 4in

    yarn, glitter, pom-pom trim, megaphone / 2011

    Handwerk Berlin Series

    3in round, 4in round, 5in round, 7in oval

    felt, embroidery thread, hoops / 2012

    Golden Years

    2ft x 1ft oval & 1.5ft round

    felt, embroidery thread, hoops / 2012

    Evil Eyes Charging

    dimensions variable

    felt, yarn, hoops, rock, spray paint, black glitter, sand / 2012

    Natural Dyes from Cultural Memory

    dimensions variable

    wool, cotton, sumac, turmeric, henna, and cardamom coffee / 2013

    Imaginary Landscapes of an Impossible Homeland

    dimensions variable

    multi-media installation / 2013

    The Empty Vessel (process photos)

    estimated to be 5ft tall at point of completion

    manila rope, hand dyed yarn / 2013

    Phantom Pyramids

    9in pyramid, 7in pyramid, 4in pyramid

    wool, sumac, turmeric, black tea / 2013

    Storyboard #1 thumbnail
    I Was Tear Gassed with the 99% thumbnail
    Mega Mic thumbnail
    Handwerk Berlin Series thumbnail
    Golden Years thumbnail
    Evil Eyes Charging thumbnail
    Natural Dyes from Cultural Memory thumbnail
    Imaginary Landscapes of an Impossible Homeland thumbnail
    The Empty Vessel (process photos) thumbnail
    Phantom Pyramids thumbnail

    ms.daliaanani@gmail.com

    www.daliaanani.com

    Artist Statement

    Through the use of softness in my materials I manipulate a mirage around the hardness of my elected subject matters. The sentiment in this choice relies on the philosophy that if you make something hard into something soft, that it becomes more approachable, palatable, and relatable. Growing up within the Arab-American diaspora, I find that I am most compelled to tackle issues around: discrimination in a post 9/11 climate, my fetishized heritage, the imaginary of homeland, and women’s rights in the Middle East. I arrive at these issues formally, using above all – assemblage. In my textile work, I’m piecing together fragments of fabric with disparate origins, and stitching together a story of hybridization and dual consciousness. I utilize imported spices to create natural dyes to somehow feel closer to a place that I’ve built an identity around. By creating immersive multimedia installations that combine sculpture, video, and light, I’m revisiting my broken memories and imagined ideals.