Carole Gary Staples is an award winning textile and fiber artist and curator who has been designing with fabric and fibers creating art for over thirty years. Born and raised in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, her artistic training began at a very early age when she was selected to attend the prestigious Tam O’ Shanter art program at Carnegie Mellon University. Her artistic training continued later at the University of Pittsburgh and subsequently at Seton Hill University where she received a Bachelors of Arts degree.
Carole’s work has been exhibited in museums and art galleries throughout United States as well as venues in South Africa, Europe and Asia. Her work has been published in numerous books, newspapers and exhibit catalogs. She has also taught a variety of workshops and classes across the country. Throughout her career she has been honored to create pieces for charity as part of her work. She has created pieces for various breast cancer charities such as Bricks a long The Journey, Sisters Network Inc., and Quilts for The Cause.
Carole has lived in various cities across the northeast and mid-west including Pittsburgh, PA, Silver Spring, MD AND Penfield, NY . All of which were instrumental in shaping her artistic expression. She currently resides in West Chester Ohio with her husband Floyd and is the mother of two beautiful daughters and three darling grandkids.