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Lovell transitioned from a 20-year career in fashion design in New York City to one of contemporary artist and educator. She holds a master’s degree in fibers and surface design and a BFA in fashion design. Lovell’s socio-cultural creative practice explores the narrative potential of cloth and clothing, predominantly focusing on the African diaspora. Lovell was awarded a fellowship at the Instituto Sacatar in Bahia Brazil in 2017. She spent two months collaborating with Afro-Brazilian textile artisans. She has traveled to 45 countries researching and collecting textiles and clothing. Lovell’s work has been exhibited in the U.S. and internationally.