[ Shonquis Moreno ]

Brooklyn-based Shonquis Moreno is new to making, but not new to thinking about making. As a former editor for Frame, Surface and Dwell magazines who currently writes on a freelance basis for these and publications such as Wallpaper, Living (Corriere della Sera), and American Craft, among others, she has been observing the genesis of textiles, architecture, interiors, furniture, window display, scenography, fashion and graphic design, as well as 'design-art' for nearly 15 years (You can see her writing portfolio). The author of numerous books and essays published by Gestalten, Birkhauser, Berg and Frame, Moreno has lately turned her attention to learning firsthand how to make objects. Her interest lies particularly in surface pattern, texture and color and in producing anything from upholstery fabric, wallcoverings and tiles to carpets and handbags. The scarves represent her first series of patterns and are available for purchase through The Shop at Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, in Dumbo at Spring Gallery, in Williamsburg at GGrippo Art & Design, as well as at the Institute for Contemporary Art in Boston.