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textile artist

Kiva Motnyk is an artist and designer creating work with a focus on experimental textiles. She explores connections between art, industry and nature, through a process of discovery, conception and making. Kiva founded Thompson Street Studio in NYC, a space to create work that conceptualizes art and design as one discipline focused on creating the everyday object. Collaboration and process is an important part of her development, inspired by ideas of culture and tradition.


Her sensibility is rooted in a love of natural color, texture and pattern expressed in a modern application of traditional textile techniques: silk screening, weaving, knitting, quilting, and multiple natural dye methods.


Kiva has exhibited her work worldwide including Ralph Pucci Gallery NY, The Apartment DK, Performa NY and Bridget Donahue Gallery. She Contributes as a Teacher forParsons MFA Textiles Program and provides Creative Direction as a consultant for Home and Fashion Brands. She splits her time between her home and studio in NYC and The Catskill Mountains.

Kiva Motnyk

Gallery + Studio


Thompson Street Studio

150 Thompson Street #3B

New York, NY 10012

Light Life
Color Study
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