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Katy Nygard

Gallatin Gateway, MT


My work is inspired by nature’s color and pattern, by lines in ancient symbols and language. I am increasingly interested in negative space and aspects of what may not be readily seen as I believe there’s always more to the story.  I use materials often discarded as a way of honoring the whole and find such practice offers a deeper appreciation for life’s many layers.

Selected Exhibitions and Honors


Thoughts Emerge is touring with the juried Broad Spectrum: Abundant Palette exhibit 2024-25.

Katy has exhibited her work since 2000 in both juried and invitational shows and has received several awards.  Her work has been published in Quilting Arts Magazine, Surface Design Newsletter, and Uppercase Magazine.

Katy’s work can be seen at  Her textile design portfolio is available for print-on-demand at

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