Kira Keck

Class of 2022

Instagram: @erotic_macrame

Kira Keck is an Artist-Weaver originally from Columbus, Ohio. Their work is informed by intensive textile processes, particularly embroidery and loom-based handweaving techniques. With concepts drawn from personal research in Queer Theory and the histories of fiber arts, their pieces value both intimate meditations on woven structures and visceral expressions of color and texture. Kira translates their ideas into conceptual and functional objects that question the divisions between fine art, craft, and design. Kira received a BFA in Fiber in 2016 from the Maryland Institute College of Art. Upon graduation, they were awarded a Windgate Fellowship which allowed them to explore weaving pedagogy and establish a studio. In 2018, they were an artist in residence at Institute 4 Labor Generosity Workers and Uniforms in Long Beach, CA and at Fabric of Life in Shelburne Falls, MA. They have exhibited throughout the United States. They currently live and work in Pontiac, MI with their romantic partner/artistic collaborator Jane Sasso and tiny dog Coral.