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Jennifer Moss, 28, of Bloomfield

'American Coyotes' Series

Traveling by Jeep, boat and foot, Tribune-Review investigative reporter Carl Prine and photojournalist Justin Merriman covered nearly 2,000 miles over two months along the border with Mexico to report on coyotes — the human traffickers who bring illegal immigrants into the United States. Most are Americans working for money and/or drugs. This series reports how their operations have a major impact on life for residents and the environment along the border — and beyond.

By Megan Harris
Sunday, June 16, 2013, 10:00 p.m.
 

Noteworthy: The Society for Contemporary Craft named Moss its first Artist in Residence to augment its summer show, the 2013 Fiberart International. The three-month position combines educational programming, community outreach and marketing.

Age: 28

Residence: Bloomfield

Family: Partner, Ugis Berzins

Occupation: Self-employed mixed media artist, from wearable art to room-sized installations

Education: Bachelor's degree in fine arts, Western Michigan University; Alchimia School of Contemporary Jewellery, Florence, Italy; Penland School of Crafts, Bakersville, N.C.; master's degree in fine arts in fibers, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, Ga.

Background: Moss' work was featured in 500 Felt Objects from Lark Books. Her awards include a 2012 Student Niche Award, Best in Show at the 2011 Fantastic Fiber Exhibition and inclusion in the London International Creative Competition shortlist.

Quote: “My work right now is all about nature and natural processes and their ability to overcome the man-made, so by the end of my residency, the greens and browns will really take over the space. Decay and disrepair are beautiful. Pittsburgh is a perfect example of that.”

— Megan Harris

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