From the beginning, Tick spent summers in her father’s scrap recycling yard sorting metals and exploring the possibilities in the cast-offs of rural life. At the University of Iowa, Tick began as a printmaker, etching fabric and texture onto copper plates. She left as a weaver, combining materials both hard and soft.

Tick’s life and work have always been a narration of balance. Tick’s woven works harness the struggles of life, resulting in textiles that are both delicate and strong. She investigates found materials. As Tick states, “weaving holds everything together, materials and life, successes and failures.”

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  • 2023 Parall(elles): A History of Women in Design, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, QC
  • 2022 A Loom of One's Own, Onna House, East Hampton, NY
  • 2022 Creative Industry: The Alumni Journey, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY
  • 2022 Originality Deconstructed, ACE Hotel, New York, NY
  • 2021 In Between Gallery, Fire Island, NY
  • 2019 Material Meaning Exhibition, Craft in America, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2019 Venice Design, Palazzo Michiel, Venice, Italy
  • 2017 Earth Matters, Textiel Museum, Tilburg, The Netherlands
  • 2016 NYC x DESIGN week, ABC Home, New York, NY
  • 2015 Artswagger, Gensler, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2015 His & Hers, Gensler, Chicago, IL
  • 2014 Wallpaper* Handmade, Salone del Mobile, Milan, Italy
  • 2014 ICFF/NY Design Week, Wallpaper* + Jaguar North America, New York, NY
  • 2014 FOG Design + Art, Fort Mason Festival Pavilion, San Francisco, CA
  • 2014 Over the Edge: Paperworks Unbound, WAH Center, Brooklyn, NY
  • 2013 Collective Design Fair, New York, NY
  • 2013 Design Miami, Cristina Grajales Gallery, Miami, FL
  • 2013 Gensler, Washington, D.C.
  • 2012 Design Miami/Basel, Cristina Grajales Gallery, Basel, Switzerland
  • 2012 Gensler, New York, NY
  • 2012 Pegasus, Cristina Grajales Gallery, New York, NY
  • 2011 Design Miami/Basel, Cristina Grajales Gallery, Basel, Switzerland
  • 2011 Design Miami, Cristina Grajales Gallery, Miami, FL
  • 2011 Pavilion of Art and Design, Cristina Grajales Gallery, New York, NY
  • 2009 InDisposed, Touch Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2009 InDisposed, Studio-X, NYC, New York, NY
  • 2006 Design Life Now, Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum’s Triennial, New York, NY
  • 2002 US Design 1975-2000, Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO
  • 1998 Structure and Surface: Contemporary Japanese Textiles, MoMA, New York, NY