Hera Ford
herafordstudio@gmail.com


Education
2020 BFA Textiles, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
Workshops + Training
2022 International Professional Dance Workshop, Ecole des Sables, Toubab Dialao, Senegal
2021 Global Mamas Batik Textiles, Cape Coast, Ghana

Collaborative Projects
2020 - 2022 Textile Collaborator & Designer, F. Schumacher & Co., New York, NY
Group Exhibitions
2019 Haiti: A New World, A Free World, Brown University: Center for Slavery and Justice, Providence, RI
2019 Black Artists and Designers (BAAD): Criteria of Beauty, Gelman Gallery RISD Museum, Providence, RI
2019 BAAD: I Said What I Said, GD Commons, Providence, RI
2018 Textiles Triennial, Woods Gerry Gallery, Providence, RI
2016 Pot Liquor Medicine Woman, MCA Chicago, Chicago, IL

Talks and Presentations
2023 Guest Speaker, Diasporic Threads: Black Women, Fiber & Textiles, RISD Museum, Providence, RI
2023 Guest Speaker, Fabric Silk Screen, RISD, Providence RI
2023 Guest Speaker, RISD Foundations, RISD, Providence, RI
2013 Panelist with Victoria Mahoney, Yelling to the Sky (film), Gary International Black Film Festival, Gary, IN

Selected Press
2023 “When Pretty Walls Tell a Deeper Story”, The New York Times
2022 “9 Design Collabs We’re Loving Right Now”, Architectural Digest
2022 “In Full Bloom: Breakout Artist Hera Ford’s Debut Line…”, Frederic Magazine Vol. VI
2022 “Flower Child”, New England Home CT Winter 2023
2022 “Meet 5 Artists Translating Their Textiles Into Graphic Fabric and Wallcovering”, Galerie Magazine
2022 “New and Notable: 15 Designer Collections to Check Out”, Hospitality Design
2022 “Hera Ford’s Collaboration with Schumacher Makes Textile Dreams Come True”, Modern Luxury Interiors
2015 “Here’s Why Amandla Stenberg and Willow Smith Have Joined the Art Hoe Movement”, TeenVogue 


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