Noelle Sharp is a artist and designer working and living in the USA. Born and raised in Utah and Montana, she has lived and made work in California, Utah, Montana, Manhattan, Navajo Nation, Detroit, Chicago and Iceland. Sharp Received her BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2012. Founder of APORTA, a hand produced designer textile and accessories company.
“My work deals with the interaction of conceptual and natural spaces, personal pathways and cultural experiences. Often visually referencing variations of different cultural textile techniques, my pieces explore the relationships between applied craft and persona; pathways. I investigate the relationships between nature, the applied hand and my personal memory system. My weavings become translated cultural experiences which are represented by color, shade and shape. Reflection of time, memory, knowledge and history are utilized and transformed into my work.”