The Mountlake Terrace Arts Commission presents the Briana Knight Exhibit at the City of Mountlake Terrace Library, 23300 58th Avenue West. Fiber Artist Briana Knight’s exhibit focuses on an abstracted natural world of deep-sea creatures, madrona trees and fungus as inspiration. Working primarily with fibers as a medium, Knight expresses her perception of the natural world through surface quality and texture. Combining the techniques of photography, printmaking, painting, screen-printing, drawing, and book arts, she uses quilting techniques to create her artwork. “I prefer not to call my pieces quilts because I hope to expand the role of fibers in fine arts,” Knight explains.
After graduating from Mountlake Terrace High School in 2004, Knight received five years of Division I athletic scholarships from East Tennessee State University. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2009 with a concentration in Studio Art, Fibers. She also studied art history, biology, anthropology, and education. Knight primarily works with the multi-media of fibers but also creates oil paintings, pastels, intaglio prints, original fabrics, handmade books, functional quilts and purses, and art cards featuring her photographs of inspiration and travels around the country. Her work is available at Knight Visions Studio Gallery located in Bothell, WA (www.knightvisions.com or (425) 487-3408).
The show runs through October 31 at the City of Mountlake Terrace Library, Mondays through Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Fridays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays, 1 to 5 p.m.