Felicita Devlin is a Puerto Rican - Irish American transdisciplinary artist from South Florida, currently residing in Providence, RI. They were birthed and brought into this Earth off the three corners of the Bermuda Triangle. They use craft & technology to develop portals for disabled trans expression.
In their work, trans bodies exist in a place of formlessness, not fully forming a clear image. These images vibrate and shapeshift. Opening up portals that radiate energy from supernatural origins. An ambiguous state that morphs and blur into other images, forever in a state of flux. They develop portals into different worlds, from the coast of San Juan, PR to off the shores of Miami.
Their explorations challenge our static understanding of the trans body while acknowledging the politics surrounding the Caribbean body are often limiting. They unload the fluidity & formlessness of gender and identity through amplifying themes of the supernatural.
Their work recently involves textiles, printmaking, riso, and digital photo collage.
Rhode Island School of Design - Providence, Rhode Island - BFA Textiles (2021)
Concentration in the History, Philosophy, and Social Sciences Department focused on Gender, Sexuality, and Race.
Queer Archive Network & Binch Press- Providence, RI (2022-Present)
Residencies & Collaborative Projects
Anderson Ranch arts center - Fall Artist In Residence (2021)
Oax-i-fornia - A Collaborative Project between Artisans, Designers, and Artists- Oaxaca City, Oaxaca, Mexico (Wintersession Class 2020)
Research Assistant Internship for Virtual Textiles Research Group - Providence, RI (2021-2023)
RISD + Hyundai Research Collaborative
-Spring Adaptive Ecologies with Joy Ko- Providence, RI (2021)
-Summer Research Internship with Katia Zolotovsky- Providence, RI (2021)
Under the Sun- IS Projects- Pembroke Pines, FL (2023)
Solitary and Solitude- AndersonRanch Art center group exhibition - Snowmass, Colorado (2021)
Hyundai Motors Group Exhibition- Seoul, Korea (2021)
Adaptive Ecologies- RISD ProvWash - Providence, RI (2021)
Textiles Triennial- Woods Gerry Gallery - Providence, RI (2021)
Time Wool Tell- Textile’s Senior Show - Providence, RI (2021)
Feminized - RISD Museum Gelman Gallery- Providence, RI (2021)
The Color of My Land - RISD Museum Gelman Gallery - Providence, RI(2020)
(Re)position- RISD Museum Gelman Gallery - Providence, RI (2020)
Brown Latinx Heritage Series - Brown Center for Students of Color- Providence, RI (2019)
Step on up - Broward College - Fort Lauderdale, Florida (2016)
Prototyping Textile Behavior - Textiles Department Lecture Series - Providence, RI (2022)
Collapse: RISD’s Center for Complexity Fourth Annual Symposium - Woven Behavior and Ornamentation - Providence, RI (2022)
EKSIG 2023 - Feeling Fabrics: Prototyping Sensory Experiences with Textiles and Digital Materials (2023)
SIGGRAPH 2022 - Woven Behavior & Ornamentation: Simulated Textiles (2022)
NYTM: New York Textiles Month 5- Generation 2020 (2020)
Wall Street Journal- Dealing with the Coronavirus (2020)
RISD v.1 Pandemic Publishing (2020)
BROWN University Somos Magazine (2019)
Awards & Scholarships
Barbara Kuhlman Foundation Scholarship (2020)
Koch Murphy Pollack Textile Scholarship (2020)
Mildred E. Lord Scholarship (2019)