C. Pazia Mannella Curcio lives and works in Columbia, Missouri. She is an Assistant Teaching Professor of Fibers and the Fibers Program Head at the University of Missouri. She recently exhibited work in Extreme Fibers: Textile Icons and the New Edge, Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, MI and The Dennos Museum Center, Traverse City, MI. She participated in Art in the Open 2014 and 2016, where artists used Philadelphia's Schuylkill River Banks as their studio space, creating new works of art outside, on-site, Center for Emerging Visual Artists, Philadelphia, PA. She created Swell, an outdoor installation at The Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences sculpture garden, Loveladies, NJ. Mannella’s work has been exhibited at NAPOLEON Gallery, Saint Joseph’s University, Urban Outfitters Headquarters, Snyderman-Works Galleries, Fleisher/Ollman Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, George Caleb Bingham Gallery, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, Greater Denton Arts Council, Denton, TX, Ann Street Gallery, Newburgh, NY, Parlor Gallery, Asbury Park, NJ, Decorative Arts Center of Ohio, Lancaster, OH, and Artspace Gallery, Richmond, VA. Her work has been featured in the Canadian Weekly Fibre Artist Interview: World of Threads Festival, Dutch Textiel Plus magazine, Title Magazine, Temple News, US Airways Magazine, Columbia Daily Tribune, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Weekly, and Philadelphia: Home.