Kim Nemeth

Kim Nemeth

About The Artist

Kim Nemeth • Walla Walla, WA

My weaving practice explores the complexities of understanding - the dissonance between thought patterns and our visual and physical landscapes. Living in arid eastern Washington – among valleys and mountains that ever show the disturbance of water on surfaces –shapes my practice. My work holds that tension – fluidity and fixity. A self-taught weaver, I approach these ideas through the constraints of a floor loom. Working with materials such as paper, steel and linen, I create delicate, ethereal wall and ceiling hangings. Each piece is planned with mathematical precision before work begins on the loom. I came to weaving through a project as an Americorps volunteer, creating a Textile Center to showcase local fiber artists. Shortly after, I purchased my first loom and began the steady process of teaching myself how to warp a loom and weave. I work across scales, from postage stamp-sized weavings to space-specific installations, to create contemporary objects, wall hangings and light


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Q&A with the Artist

Tell us how your work is made.

My weaving practice explores the complexities of how we understand ourselves. A self-taught weaver, I approach these ideas through the constraints of a floor loom. Beginning with the intrinsic intersection of warp with weft, each piece is based on historical weaving structures. Planned with mathematical precision, pattern and line are questioned to manipulate the woven grid – to change it, layer over it – pulling out subtleties thread by thread.

What makes you passionate about the medium you work with?

Weaving, at its core, is simply interlacing threads together. It's an ancient craft, nearly every culture has some version of a loom. Yet the possibilities of what can be done within that grid are endless. I love researching historic patterns, understanding weave structures, and then breaking them apart, thread by thread, to create something very contemporary.

What is something unique about you or your practice?

My weavings challenge what a woven wall hanging can be - they play with woven and unwoven sections that lends an ethereal quality to them.