April 25, 2018
The University Record features D Wang Zhao (BFA ‘18) in a series of profiles of graduating seniors highlighting the range of experiences and people who attend U-M.
Zhao has dedicated their final months at U-M confronting this inequity through art, and has focused on creating tunable garments for gender-variant individuals, centering their efforts on what they call “the gender variant jacket,” a jacket that can be configured in different ways to offer different silhouettes.
“I was like I feel even though it is 2018, the idea of clothes that are specifically made for gender-variant people is not something which is still widely available,” Zhao said.
Zhao’s senior thesis work is on view in Work Commons through April 28 as part of Exchanges: How We Got Here, the 2018 Stamps Senior Show.