Kayla Powers (b. 1988 Dallas, TX) is a place-based fiber artist and naturalist living and working in the North End of Detroit, Michigan. Kayla creates ecologically focused textile art to explore the common threads of our shared humanity. Years of gardening and city living have given rise to her unique approach to foraging for plants in an urban environment. Kayla holds a BA in Art History from Western Michigan University and an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art. She was the recipient of the President’s Award for Sustainability from Cranbrook Academy of Art, a Windgate University Fellowship from Arrowmont School of Arts & Craft, and was a nominee for the Outstanding Student Award from Surface Design Association.
fiber art and ecology
While in Residence
As an artist in residence with Breck Create, Powers intends to facilitate inspiring workshops and summer camp programs, and to develop an interesting and engaging community art project. She will also explore and expand her own place-based art practice focused on local plants, natural materials, and a contemporary approach to traditional craft.