Selected Press and Publications


Artists Explore Identity Through Portraits & Masks


Artists reimagine old forms and create new ones in two exhibitions on view this month.

“Sublimated Masks” at the Museum of Performance + Design features strikingly original hand-crafted costumes and fiber sculptures designed for a production of Jean Genet’s play “The Balcony,” while “Portraits and Other Likenesses from SFMOMA,” a collaborative venture with the Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD), displayed in MoAD’s recently renovated space, stretches the definition of portraiture.



Selected Press

Mishka Gharbi, La 4ème édition du festival "l'Envers du Décor", Le Courrier de l'Atlas, February 2021

Han van der Horst, Mektoub is het lot: Interview met kunstenaar Laftmonk, Rotterdam Vandaag & Morgen, October 2020

Kor Kegel, Laftmonk slaat de vervreemding op, Het Nieuwe Stadsblad, October 2020

Von Stefan Knopp, Suche Nach Methoden Zur Traumabewältigung, General-Anzeiger Bonn, April 2019

Guadalupe Triana, Glean Art Program Encourages Creativity and Resourcefulness, Metro News, April 2017

Eurythmy, Glean Artist Residency, Furthermore Gallery 2017 
E.Ashley Rooney, Anne Lee, Artistry in Fiber, Schiffer Publishing, 2017, Vol. 2: Sculpture

Jessica Roscio, Studio Visit Magazine, Winter 2016, Vol. 36

Sura Wood, Artists Explore Identity Through Portraits and Masks, SF Arts, May 2015

Muriel Maffre, Latifa Medjdoub: Sublimated Masks, French Culture, April 2015

Sura Wood, Menagerie of Deluded Souls, The Bay Area Reporter, April 2015

Kimberly Jannarone, The Balcony By Jean Genet, JHU Press, December 2015, Vol.67

Jamie McKenzie, A Moving Experience, SF Weekly, January 2013

Teliha Draheim, Evolution and Transformation, Surface Design Journal, Winter 2010 Vol.34