About The Artist
Lenna Keshishian • New City, NY
Fiber & Textiles • CUSTOM COMMISSIONS
Lenna is a textile artist and designer interested in creating work related to interior spaces. She received her BA from Tyler School of Art and went on to obtain her MFA in Textiles from Parsons School of Design. Born and raised in New York, Lenna’s stand out pieces are made bold by their combination of material choices & colors. Bridging the gap between fine art and design, Lenna hopes to revive appreciation for hand crafted objects by incorporating ancient techniques into fresh, modern designs.
Q&A with the Artist
Tell us how your work is made.
My love and curiosity for textiles has prompted me to explore all types of making techniques from weaving and crocheting to embroidery and beading. I have a floor loom in which I spend much time sourcing my yarns and planning out my design before I dive into a new woven piece. My embroidered work is fun for me as well. As an Armenian who can see firsthand the major role of craft in my culture, like needlelace and embroidery, I find that it’s important to study traditional craft forms before implementing these techniques into my making practice. I approach my making with the aim to honor these traditional crafts while also making more relevant work for today. I do this through my material choices, playing with colors and by utilizing new technology like laser cutting and 3D printing.