Christalena Hughmanick is a Chicago based artist working in textiles, sculpture, and performance. She received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2012 and currently teaches in the Fiber and Material Studies Department at the school. Recent exhibition sites include Fernwey, Document, Triumph Gallery and Western Exhibitions in Chicago, SOIL Gallery in Seattle, The Kinsey Institute at Indiana University and Gorge Borge Gallery in Budapest, Hungary. She was most recently an International Artist in Residence at the Hungarian Multicultural Center in Budapest and has been awarded the Lenore Tawney Foundation Scholarship, Grainger Marburg Travel Grant and been a Northampton Arts Council grant recipient.