Eepi Chaad is a multidisciplinary artist, advocate, and environmentalist who tells stories using textiles, fibers, metals, places, and people. After studying architecture with a specialization in sustainability, Eepi focused on creating healthy social practices. Eepi worked as Residency Coordinator & Teaching Artist for an eco-art non-profit on the Gulf Coast to provide access to arts and ecology through public art and outdoor adventures to promote conservation coastal margins. Eepi was one of the first resident artists for the City of Houston. She worked with immigrant and refugee populations to create communal art around sharing experiences and creating place.
Eepi currently serves as Program Officer – Professional Development overseeing Artist INC, Artist INC Express, and Artist Leadership Fellows programs for Mid-America Arts Alliance. Eepi believes that utilizing the arts as social practice ensures the growth of successful communities built on principles of equity, ingenuity, & creativity.