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Sydney Lenox

"My current project is an exploration of mixed-race black identity through natural dyeing processes. My inspiration is my own racial and cultural identity as a biracial black woman and daughter of an immigrant."

Sydney Lenox-Barkus is a textile artist, designer, and educator based in Wichita, KS. As a designer, Sydney focuses on sustainability and slow fashion through the exploration of natural dyeing and weaving. After studying at the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC and receiving a degree in Fashion Business Management, she graduated with a Bachelors of Science from Kansas State University in Apparel and Textile: Production and Design. Sydney is currently pursuing a Master's of Arts in Teaching to advocate for diversification of art education and develop curriculum for fashion education programs.