Lesley Kice Nishigawara
Lesley Kice Nishigawara lives and works in Southern California. She works predominately in textiles with a focus on systems of order and the grid as a fundamental structure. Her work takes form in multiple layered weaving, pushing the capabilities of the loom. Small scale experimental drawings are also part of her practice, allowing for exploration through off loom weaving, pieces, punching and sewing paper collages.
Kice Nishigawara’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at institutions including: China Nation Silk Museum, (Hangzhou, China); Cheongju-si, Sanding-gu (Republic of Korea); Tama Art University Museum (Tama, Japan); Espace Roi Baudouin au Sein du Palais des Académies, (Brussels, Belgium); and Felissimo Design House (New York, NY). Her work has been featured in several publications including Memory on Cloth: Shibori Now and Fiber Arts Design Book 7. She holds a BFA from Kansas City Art Institute and an MFA from California State University-Long Beach.