Noa RickeyGraduate Studentthey/them/theirs

I am a queer, self-taught fiber artist and educator. Born and raised in the Twin Cities to a family of artists, I grew up with a deep appreciation of different crafts. I studied acting in NYC and came into my visual art practice when I moved back to Minnesota and began teaching myself embroidery in order to connect with my late mom, a costume designer and painter. One skill led to the next, and I continued to develop my passion for fiber arts and incorporating skills into my visual artwork. Whether a hidden secret or on full display, I love to create pieces that transform the wearer into art.

A non-binary person smiling, with short, blond hair, wearing a denim button down and a silver chain.


  • Design Studies

Degree Program

  • MFA Human Ecology: Design Studies


  • BFA, Acting, NYU Tisch School of the Arts