Textile structure is expressive and physical. The connections between surface, form, material and meaning create a rich terrain to explore.

Students in Fiber create work that involves installation, performance, video, construction and other cross-disciplinary approaches that move between 2D and 3D thinking. Coursework introduces the ancient alongside inventive, innovative and improvised approaches. A range of textile processes including approaches to color, structure, and materiality constitute the curriculum. Fiber is inherently cross-disciplinary. The Fiber department is active with students from across the school sharing studios, tools, labs and ideas to investigate meaning through making.

Fiber Minor

Experimental Fashion

The experimental fashion minor is intended for fiber majors with a strong interest in fashion as a cultural phenomenon and expressive medium.

Outfit by Regan Dunleavy
Fiber Installation by Suldano Abdiruhman

Soft Sculpture and Inflatables with Chrissy Day

Demo: plastic welding collaborative build day

Date
2022

Color and Pattern: Weaving with Liz Ensz

Painted warp at loom

Date
2022

Fiber open call research exhibition, Working Title: An Exhibition of Studio Research

Opening reception and gallery talk in Middendorf Gallery

Date
2021

Lantern Parade

from Puppetry & Performing Objects with Valeska Populoh

Date
2021
Outfit by Regan Dunleavy

Untitled

Artist
Regan Dunleavy
Date
2018
Credit

Joseph Hyde

Fiber Installation by Suldano Abdiruhman

Artist
Suldano Abdiruhman
Date
2018
Credit

Dan Meyers

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Natural Dye Initiative

The Natural Dye initiative cultivates learning spaces and opportunities for MICA students and community partners to engage knowledge sharing while investing in the cultivation and practice of natural dyeing.

Silkscreening on Fabric with Liz Ensz

Engineered prints by Venus Stanton (Fiber ‘23)

Artist
Venus Stanton
Date
2022
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Silkscreening on Fabric with Liz Ensz

Free hand print by Cristii Rodriguez (Fiber ‘22)

Artist
Cristii Rodriguez
Date
2022
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