Meet, Claire Kiester
with Claire Kiester Art
Claire Kiester is a fiber artist, printmaker and public artist from Chapel Hill, NC. She completed her BFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and now resides in Charlotte, NC. She uses fiber and crochet techniques to transform and activate interior and exterior space. She aims to reduce her waste as an artist by utilizing recycled materials and eco-friendly production methods. In recent projects, she has begun to explore various manufacturing and material techniques to experiment with their capacity to create and activate open space. Her work has been featured in galleries and events such as The McColl Center, Frank Gallery, The Compound Gallery in Emeryville, CA, and The LeRoy Nieman Center in Chicago, IL. She has created many large-scale public art installations throughout North Carolina. These include her pieces for The Charlotte International Arts Festival, Charlotte SHOUT!, and Uproar Festival of Public Art in Chapel Hill, NC. Kiester currently works as a teaching artist at Studio 345, an afterschool program for at-risk youth, and as an artist in the greater Charlotte community.