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Claudia AlmansaBiography: Claudia Almansa is a Canadian weaver born in Colombia. She lives and works in Laval, Quebec, since 1996. She has participated in group exhibits and in craft shows, particularly the Salon des métiers d'art in Montréal. Almansa creates hand woven clothing and accessories like jackets, ponchos, shawls, scarves and handbags. She uses different techniques and fibers, but Wool remains her favorite material. Since 2002, Almansa develops her Wayuu collection, inspired by the Wayuu people, an indigenous group from Colombia and Venezuela. The collection represents the creation of men according to the Wayuu myths and includes 6 series of textiles. Country: Canada Birthyear: 1960 Galleries: Beaulne Museum, Coaticook/ Centre des textiles contemporains de Montréal/ Vitrine d’expression George Laoun. Montréal/ Centre culturel de Lasalle/ Expression Textile La Relève, Ham-Sud. Le Correlieu/Casting Off, Toronto. The Museum for textiles. 2000. Contribution à l’exposition de Janet Morton avec une pièce tricotée Awards: NICHE Student awards 2002 Baltimore (USA) Finalist, Fibers' category/ 2001 AMOCO Student design competition Chicago (USA) Honourable mention/ 2001 Concours international des jeunes créateurs de mode Montréal Finalist in Paris Fashion's accessories category/ 2000 AMOCO Student design competition Chicago (USA) Honourable mention Media: other, Textile Style: abstract Subjects: geometric shapes, mythologie
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