Resident Artist

Laura Viada, Rouge et Noir, 2006. Hand-woven and hand-dyed silk. Photo by Mike McCormick

Laura Viada

Medium: Fiber Artist
Residency: January 1, 2008–
December 31, 2009

Laura Viada began weaving in 1996 and is primarily a self-taught weaver. She was introduced to weaving by the wife of a law-school classmate in the early 1980s. Years later, while on a break from practicing law, Laura rediscovered weaving and never looked back. She now works half time as a human resources consultant, and devotes the rest of her energy to weaving and the fiber arts. Laura’s work is focused on geometric form and color theory, and she dyes most of her own yarns. Her work has been exhibited nationally and has won a number of awards, including two Handweavers Guild of America Awards. Laura lives, weaves and dyes in Houston, Texas.

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The application for the 2025 – 2026 cycle opens January 1, 2025. It’s free to apply!

The Artist Residency Program is designed to offer time and space for craft artists to focus on their creative work and interact with the public. The program supports emerging, mid-career, and established artists working in all craft media, including but not limited to clay, fiber, glass, metal, wood and mixed media.

The application for the 2025 – 2026 cycle opens January 1, 2025. It’s free to apply!

The Artist Residency Program is designed to offer time and space for craft artists to focus on their creative work and interact with the public. The program supports emerging, mid-career, and established artists working in all craft media, including but not limited to clay, fiber, glass, metal, wood and mixed media.

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