Refresh-Reset-Reformat is an online conversation series between Bard Graduate Center students and technologists, digital humanists, museum and gallery professionals, artists, and educators, which explores the role and use of the digital in the study of material cultural, design history, and decorative arts.

In this conversation, digital artist and printmaker Darby Raymond-Overstreet will discuss her cultural portraits with MA student Juliana Fagua-Arias. Raymond-Overstreet’s portraits combine the artistry of traditional woven rugs with the format and medium of digital art, honoring weavers and their practice as well as exploring the identity of modern day Diné, the name that the Navajos use to refer to themselves. These portraits represent, among other subjects, contemporary role models of the Navajo nation, such as Diné matriarchs and young activists, and embody the duality of Indigenous tradition and the adaptation to western society that characterizes much of the contemporary Diné experience.

Darby Raymond-Overstreet is an award winning digital artist and printmaker. Born in Tuba City Arizona, and raised in Flagstaff Arizona, she is a proud member of the Navajo Nation. She received BAs in Psychology and Studio Art and graduated with Honors from Dartmouth College in 2016. She currently resides in Chimayó, NM and through her work she studies, works with, and creates Navajo/Diné pattern designs that materialize through portraits, landscapes, and abstract forms. Her work is heavily inspired by and derived from Traditional Diné/Navajo textiles, with particular interest in pieces woven in the late 1800’s–1950’s.
This event will be held via Zoom. A link will be circulated to registrants by 10 am on the day of the event. This event will be live with automatic captions.