Artist Statement

Clothing does not need to be pretty and it does not have to flatter the person wearing it. The body and the garment serve as architecture for ideas, memories, and personal histories. My work deals with gender, identity, trauma, self- image, ugliness and objectification. I approach new and found materials with a sense of play and disinhibition to make wearable objects. My process allows me to move with fluidity and urgency, to crudely cut and paste together and rip apart again, to create problems, and solve them. My motions are repetitive, responsive, and cathartic. 

Grace Kubilius is one of the exhibiting artists for Mindful: Exploring Mental Health through Art.