Alia Ali in Houstonia Magazine

Alia Ali and her solo exhibition Cartographies of Pattern are featured in Houstonia's article "Alia Ali's Newest Exhibit Uses Textiles to Transform Your Worldview" by Kaitlyn Miller.


Miller writes: "The carefully curated selection of textiles on display in the pictures hail from 11 vastly different regions Ali personally traveled to, from Senegal to Uzbekistan, collaborating with multiple textile masters to select fabrics that hold rich historical and cultural meaning within their community to photograph.


Laden in each thread of those fabrics is often a complex and overlooked political and economic legacy that has spread beyond geographic borders, a reality Ali hopes American audiences remember as they marvel at the textiles’ intricate beauty and consider the powerful story about identity, culture, and humanity it weaves."

July 9, 2021