C. Pazia Mannella is an Assistant Professor and the head of Fibers at the School of Visual Studies at the University of Missouri. She received an MFA from Tyler School of Art, Temple University and a BFA from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Her work has been published in Digital Weaving Norway, Canadian Weekly Fibre Artist Interview: World of Threads Festival, Dutch Textiel Plus magazine, US Airways Magazine, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Weekly, and Philadelphia: Home. Her work has been exhibited at the Smithsonian Institution affiliate Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, Chehalem Cultural Center, Museum of Texas Tech University, Amarillo Museum of Art, Yeiser Art Center, University of Central Missouri Gallery of Art & Design, Muskegon Museum of Art, The Dennos Museum Center, The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, Urban Outfitters Headquarters, Snyderman-Works Galleries, Philadelphia Art Alliance, and The Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences Sculpture Garden.