I was born between two rivers in the mountains of Romania. My earliest memories return to me in fragments: the pedal on my grandmother’s sewing machine, my little blue notebook that held the multitude of dresses I was yet to make, the eerily whimsical winter traditions of my native Transylvania. My devotion to textiles and design crept into my life unknowingly and has never left. An incessant desire to absorb all aspects of textile tradition is only matched by my continuous search for original and revolutionary viewpoints to this ancient custom.

My thirst for knowledge led me to receive my BFA in Fabric Design from the University of Georgia(UGA), with a study abroad at the Kawashima Textile School in Japan, and later to earn my MFA in Textiles from the Rhode Island School of Design(RISD). I’ve explored different facets of the industry working with companies such as Converse, Diane von Furstenberg, Microsoft Research, Milliken & Company, Atlanta Ballet, and Hurley. My industry work concentrates on  material innovation, sustainability, and circularity projects. In contrast, my personal work and collaborations return to my love of handmade textiles in which years of study and practice, combined with the individuality of my own hand, result in the true expression of my own voice within the long history of textile design.

Collaborations and inquiries are always welcome. Please get in touch via email. 

This website is an example of my personal work. All industry projects are confidential under non-disclosure agreements. 

Acknowledgments and Press
RISD artists redefine wearable technology with and emotional appeal, designboom, Aug. 16, 2015
NYDC RISD Textiles New Talent Exhibition: June 4-13, New York Design Center, June 2014.
Bill Van Siclen, RISD grad show at Convention Center through May 31, Providence Journal, May 22, 2014.
Wearables/ Fashion/ Technology Panel by Brian Kane, Together Festival Boston, May 18, 2014.
Augmented Body, suckerPUNCHdaily, May 13, 2014.
Private Fashion Exhibition by Brian Kane, Most Wanted Fine Art Gallery Pittsburg, April 2014.
Project Runway, University of Georgia Red&Black Newspaper, November 2007.

Group Exhibitions
Material Musings, MSR Studio 99 Gallery. Redmond WA 2015
Document Document Document Exhibition, Sol Koffler Gallery. Providence RI 2014
New Talent MFA 2014 Exhibit, New York Design Center. New York City NY 2014
RISD Graduate Thesis Exhibition, RI Convention Center. Providence RI 2014
Content & Context, Sol Koffler Gallery. Providence RI 2014
New Talent MFA 2013 Exhibit, New York Design Center. New York City NY 2013
Autopsy, Lamar Dodd School of Art Gallery. Athens GA 2006
Study Abroad Group Exhibit, Kawashima Textile School Gallery. Kyoto Japan 2007
High in Fiber, Thomas Street Gallery. Athens GA 2006

Selected Collections
Microsoft Research Studio 99 Gallery, Redmond WA
Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art, Providence RI
Industry projects available upon request.