Misti Nolen is a BFA student in the Craft and Material Studies Program, focusing primarily in fiber.

The qualities and varieties of twist and visual fibrous detail found in yarn inspires me to experiment with pattern and composition. In my recent work I have been merging the deep history of hand-woven plain cloth with the formal and simplistic aesthetic of minimalist painting. Resulting are understated compositions on a process-intensive surface. I believe in remaining open to experimental processes and am excited by bringing techniques from other mediums like painting into traditional weaving. In this way, my weaving becomes a canvas, in both structure and image.