Chris Triola is an award winning textile artist best known for her knit fabrics that are produced in limited edition and made into one-of-a-kind garments. Her pieces have been selected for exhibit and sale at juried national shows and museums since 1990, including the Smithsonian and the Philadelphia Art Museum. She maintains a production studio with four artisans in Lansing, Michigan and along with the shows, sells her work through galleries and specialty stores across the country.
An extensive background in the arts includes BA and MA degrees in Art and Art Education from Michigan State University, with an emphasis on drawing, painting and serigraphy.

Fabric Compositions

Following her dream, Chris has recently returned to her roots as a painter, creating “textile paintings” out of saved bits and pieces of her own fabrics using a variety of techniques. Her highly expressive fabric designs are inspired by delicate linear patterns she discovers in nature. Her fabric compositions explore the intricate relationships between these patterns resulting in lyrical expressions of the natural world as seen and felt through an artist’s eyes.