Karyl Sisson

Karyl Sisson (b.1948) is a fiber artist originally from Brooklyn, NY.  Using recycled or repurposed materials (like old cloth tape measures, wood clothespins, vintage paper drinking straws and vintage zippers), she creates wall art and sculptural forms.  Sisson says, “My practice is a means for exploring the physical and psychological properties of holes, cavities, insides and outsides.  I’m influenced by the beauty and simplicity of ancient, indigenous, and animal architecture, organic growth, and patterns found in nature and in the nature of man.”
She holds a BS from New York University and received her MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles.  Her work is in numerous private collections as well as the collections of the Museum of Arts and Design, the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, the Racine Art Museum, and the Renwick Gallery, National Museum of Art.