Beth Abaravich has a Bachelor’s in Art from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and in Fashion Design from Otis College of Art and Design. In 2018 she received an MFA from Art Center College of Design and has worked as an assistant designer for Bob Mackie as well as a fashion illustrator, swimwear designer, and knitwear designer. She has also taught at Otis, FIDM, and Art Center.
Beth is interested in the tiny bits of information imbedded in clothing and the domestic. Deep inside the materials of our everyday life are codes which can be refigured to create new meaning. An example would be loopy knitting. It could be read as carpet, grass, or even chest hair. Color and materiality question class, social structure, and gentrification. Fashion is sculpture, design, commodity, history, status symbol, a.k.a. the perfect foil.