Kiva Motnyk, founder of Thompson Street Studio
Kiva Motnyk is an artist and designer creating work with a focus on experimental textiles. She explores connections between art, industry and nature, through a process of discovery, conception and making. Kiva founded Thompson Street Studio in NYC, a space to create work that reimagines art and design as one discipline focused on creating the everyday object. Collaboration and process is an important part of her development, inspired by ideas of tradition. Her sensibility is rooted in a love of natural color, texture and pattern expressed in a modern application of traditional techniques: silk screening, weaving, knitting, quilting, and multiple dye methods.