Unmatted print developed from Gio Swaby’s Gyalavantin’, 2021, from the exhibit Gio Swaby: Fresh Up at The Art Institute of Chicago.

Gio Swaby’s embroidered portraits are anchored in the connections she forges with her subjects: each portrait begins with a photo shoot in which her sitters are captured in a moment of self-awareness and empowerment. In her textile interpretations, Swaby foregrounds their hair, clothing, and jewelry—highlighting and celebrating the subjects’ use of fashion as unapologetic self-definition and self-expression.

  • Print Reproduction
  • Image size:  13.75 x 11 in.
  • Full poster size:  12 x 16 in.
  • Materials: Premium Cardstock