Nica is an artist and educator working at the intersection of biological design, social justice, farming and textile creation – exploring handcraft from farm to fabric and from soil to soil. She is the Founder and Creative Director of Fiberhouse Collective.
Her practice is rooted in the restorative properties of natural dyes and locally foraged, found, and farmed materials. Nica has taught workshops through Textile Arts Center, Parsons School of Design, New York University (NYU), Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), Genspace, and the annual Maker Faire. She was a resident at Icelandic Textile Center and is a Succurro fellow. Her work has been displayed at New York Fashion Week, the Museum at FIT, and Tenri Gallery. Nica can be found crafting in her Brooklyn based studio, in the field, or in the RockEDU Science Outreach lab at The Rockefeller University.
Fiberhouse Collective facilitates and organizes accessible hands-on workshops and learning experiences for people of all ages, backgrounds, and aptitudes. Partnering with farmers, artists, designers, fiber folks, and scientists the collective is studying soil to soil methods. Starting from the seed or raw material they explore from farm to fabric – then back to farm. Fiberhouse Collective shares ongoing research through their workbook series.