I employ traditional lace making to render protective structures laced from thread and rope; as well as unconventional embroidery to create works on paper representing interior spaces and the outdoor paths leading to those spaces.
I photograph (in both traditional black-and-white and digital color) domestic vernacular architecture in outer-borough New York City. I teach photography at Brooklyn College, and lived in Marine Park, Brooklyn for many years.
I am a multi-disciplinary artist creating socially minded projects that are deeply personal and
anthropologically rich. My projects work to foster connections between viewers and community
members, and to encourage dialogue.
My work deals with alienation, gender politics and identity through a displaced female body. Acting as a transcendental device, the body is a tool in various mediums, such as performance and sculpture, video, installation and drawing.
Ilana H-B is an interdisciplinary artist born in Brooklyn, NY. She received a BA in Art at Yale, and
is a 2016 MFA at Columbia University. She creates work that explores relationships between
surface, humor, failure, & individuation.
Using non-traditional materials like chenille pipe cleaners and plastic, as opposed to standard
textile materials, I am placing myself outside of traditional textile work and making the
undervalued and unseen culture of women’s work vis