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Where the Fuck is My Bag of Hair

While in Baltimore, Christopher Kardambikis talks to Suzanne Gold and Kelly Lloyd of HAIRCLUB, a collaborative research initiative into the multivalent topic of hair in our wider culture.

HAIR CLUB is an interdisciplinary, research-based art collective whose work is centered around the multi-valent topic of HAIR in our wider culture. Co-founded by Suzanne GoldKelly Lloyd, and Michal Lynn ShumateHAIR CLUB is a platform for discussion, dialogue, research, exhibition, and production that has received recognition from the Shapiro Center for Collaborative Research and from the Propeller Fund, a joint endeavor of Threewalls and Gallery 400 in Chicago, IL.


Suzanne Gold (2015 MFA in Writing with additional practice in Fiber & Material Studies, SAIC) currently lives, works, writes, and makes books in Baltimore, MD. She runs the publishing arm of HAIR CLUB and operates the design collective FuzzyMuzzle. Her visual work and writing can be found in published anthologies, featured in New American Paintings and NEWCITY magazines, traveling to art book fairs, and in a recent solo exhibition at the Comfort Station Logan Square in Chicago, IL. She has several collaborative book projects coming out in 2017 with HAIR CLUB and a solo endeavor from Partial Press. 

Kelly Lloyd (Baltimore, MD) received a dual M.F.A. in Painting and M.A. in Visual & Critical Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2015, and earned a B.A. from Oberlin College in 2008. Recent exhibitions include a solo exhibition at Shane Campbell Gallery (Lincoln Park, IL), and inclusion in Proximity to Dead Skin at the EMP Collective (Baltimore, MD) and Habeas Corpus at the Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art. Lloyd has recently contributed to Third Object’s A Rule By Nobody and Syntax Season’s DIDACTIC publications. She was named one of NEWCITY'S "Breakout Artists of 2015,” and is currently a semi-finalist for the Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize and the artist-in-residence at Corner (Chicago, IL).

Michal Lynn Shumate received her BA in Art History from the University of Chicago and is currently an M.A. candidate in Visual and Critical Studies at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Drawing from her background in dressmaking, theater production, and work with collections like the Black Fashion Museum at the Smithsonian Institute and the Fashion Resource Center at SAIC, her writing investigates contemporary fashion and the spaces in which it happens. Often taking the form of performative lectures, her research topics include fashion exhibitions and runway shows, and more recently, domestic spaces and closets in particular. Publications include: Fashion in the Expanded Field: The House of Viktor & Rolf and Valentino a Roma (DRESS 2014).


Paper Cuts


Paper Cuts is an exploration of the contemporary world of zines and DIY publishing. Hosted by Christopher Kardambikis, each program features writers, performers, and artists who have shared their work in print, on paper, and in small editions. Zines are truly dynamic publications that have built and supported engaged communities around ideals, experiences, genres, music, politics, poetry…anything that can be printed, shared, and/or mailed. The series will act as a cross section of this varied landscape and rich history. Listen to voices that would normally live in your hands and demand your eyeballs.

Art Unfiltered


Art conversations with working curators, artists, and musicians on topical issues.