Southeast Fibers Educators Association (SEFEA)

Artwork by Lisa Kriner


Lisa L. Kriner is an associate professor and director of visual arts at Berea College in Kentucky. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Textile Technology at North Carolina State University and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Fibers at the University of Kansas. Kriner’s fiber art explores the formation of identity through tensions between being rooted in community and the desire for personal movement and freedom. She portrays this conflict to be challenging as she is equally moved by strong roots—the big white oak in her yard and the deep-rooted grasses of the western planes—as by the constant movement of migrating birds, ocean tides, and wind and water currents.

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