Claire Kiester

Claire Kiester is a fiber artist, printmaker, and educator from Chapel Hill, North Carolina. She completed her BFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2021 and now resides in Charlotte, North Carolina. Claire uses printmaking and crochet techniques to reveal embedded personal memories hidden in everyday objects. Her work champions accessibility, often featuring recycled materials. She works to educate and inspire young artists within the discipline of printmaking.

Her work has been featured in galleries and events such as The McColl Center, Frank Gallery, The Compound Gallery, The Charlotte International Arts Festival, and The LeRoy Nieman Center. Claire was a part of the inaugural class of Project Protege. There, she worked with a group of emerging and established artists to create original work and curate an exhibition fighting for social change in her community.

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