Alayna Rasile-Digrindakis is a textile artist whose work takes the shape of durational performances, buoyant sculptures, costumes and clothing. She often uses foraged fibers and plant dyes that allow her designs and materials to be in direct conversation with place. Most recently, her work has been shown at the Center for Craft, Creativity, and Design in Asheville, NC; the Anchorage Museum, AK; the Holter Museum of Art in Helena, MT; the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, MA; and a forthcoming show at NURTUREart in Brooklyn, NY.
Originally from Helena, MT, Alayna spent a decade hopping around the country; she has a BA from University of Oregon, attended a year long residency at the Textile Arts Center in Brooklyn, NY, and now has returned to Montana as an MFA candidate at MSU. Alayna has a small clothing line of one-off pieces called Absorka, she is the co-founder of May West, a milkweed based apparel startup, and is currently building a studio and retreat space in the mountains outside Helena called the Hi-Altitude Center for Textiles.