Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

  • June 18, 2009 – July 21, 2009 as a resident

Derya Hanife Altan (b. 1982, Worcester, MA) used to design clothes and page layouts; now she makes sculptures and diagrams. Sometimes she makes baskets. Her great great great great great grandparents on both sides were nomads of the Central Asian Steppe. This explains a lot, like the lilapsophobia (tornadoes) and her having lived all over. Currently, as she finishes her MFA in Fiber from Cranbrook Academy of Art, Derya lives in Michigan.