Christen Pentek

Christen (they/them) is a fiber artist creating practical pieces from the earth for over 25 years. Their art includes found and natural elements, nature, and sustainable methods. They work predominantly with wools and fibers made in Minnesota’s fibershed, including wolf; as part of the wolf pack, they’ve had the privilege of working with fiber shed from the International Wolf Center’s ambassador wolves: Reika, Aiden, Denali, Boltz, Grizzer, and Reika. Social Fabric Research uplifts four basic fabric principles: Color | Antiracism and anti-oppression work, Texture | Geographically based, Structure | Practical implementation and land stewardship, and Twist | Prepared for complexity with flexibility. Christen can be found at @socialfabricresearch on Instagram.