Marcelyn Bennett-Carpenter

Marcelyn Bennett-Carpenter is an interdisciplinary fiber artist and teaches at the Kingswood Weaving Studio at Cranbrook (Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, USA). Bennett-Carpenter earned a Masters of Fine Arts (MFA) in Fiber from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2003. Since then she has taught weaving, fashion design, and fiber arts in the Kingwood Weaving Studio, the largest hand-weaving studio in North America. Bennett-Carpenter has taught at Penland School of Craft in North Carolina and attended the Open Residency at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. Bennett-Carpenter maintains an active practice through her studio in Pontiac, Michigan, and exhibits throughout North America, including Material Inquiry (Macalester College Art Gallery, St. Paul, Minnesota); From Tradition to Innovation (Rackham Graduate School, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor); Extreme Fibers: Icons and the New Edge (Muskegon Art Museum), Landscapes Real and Imagined (Site: Brooklyn, New York), and The Social Fabric (Textile Society of America, Vancouver, British Columbia). Recent work includes a commission for the Applebaum Family Foundation Office (Birmingham, Michigan) and a large-scale installation for the Detroit Symphony Orchestra at the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center (Detroit).