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Christy Caravaglio is a fiber artist living in Kent, WA. Her designs are inspired by traditional and contemporary quilt designs as well as an artistic sense of pattern and color. These are informed by her active practices in quilting and knitting as well as her previous career as a graphic and textile artist. She likes to create little moments of surprise and joy for people’s everyday lives.

Artist Statement

The goal of my work is to create moments of surprise and joy for people in their everyday lives. I love public art for its ability to meet people where they are and to transform ordinary spaces into touchpoints of community belonging. Informed by my fiber crafts practices and inspired by textile motifs across time and place, my designs are geometric, brightly colorful, and broadly accessible.

The joy of making is in the process – the feel of yarn in my hands and the gradual growth of something made with care. An important element of my installation work is that I create it in person on-site. It is meditative to hear the sounds, feel the sun, smell the air where I am placing my art. Not less important is the opportunity to meet the people who walk or drive by. I can really feel the community building aspect of public art in those interactions.

Artist Bio

Christy Caravaglio is a fiber artist living in Kent, WA. She grew up in New York State and received a bachelor of fine arts from Alfred University. She worked as a graphic artist for ten years while practicing a lifelong interest in fiber arts (quilting, knitting, stitching.) After becoming a mother, she worked for ten years as a teaching artist and program coordinator in her local elementary schools.

Christy’s current yarn installation work blends her past experiences. Inspired by textile art and crafting, she creates yarn installations on chain link fences where public art sparks community development. Christy has received grants and commissions from 4Culture and the cities of Burien, Tukwila, Renton, Auburn, and Seattle.

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