Zoe Schlacter (they/them) is an interdisciplinary artist and designer living and working in New York City. Through writing, textile making, and performances of personal style, Schlacter’s work creates a queer intersection of textiles, gender, and intimacy. Schlacter was educated in textiles at the Rhode Island School of Design (BFA 2017), where they learned a breadth of traditional textile crafts.
Schlacter is currently working on a series called “Did you know my body is woven" - a narrative about using textile media to conceive of one’s own body. This work is a reflection of Schlacter’s interest in weaving as theory and practice, as well as their experience as nonbinary. This series enmeshes narratives of textile practice and history, post-body theory and future-scaping, queer theory, and the history of drag king performance. Throughout their studio practice, Schlacter aims to make work that is visually accessible and joyous to look at, while maintaining a sound conceptual backing and a wealth of academic references.
Schlacter currently works as a designer for Todd Oldham Studio, designing kids’ craft kits, clothing, and homegoods for the children’s lifestyle brand Kid Made Modern. They also work as a freelance textile designer, illustrating and designing prints for several small brands.
Resume and professional design portfolio available upon request.