Born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri, Cecily grew up attending arts festivals and experimenting with art forms from block printing to weaving as a Girl Scout. This enthusiasm for art and creativity was heavily nurtured when she moved cross-country during High School landing her on the East Coast in Providence, Rhode Island. There, she explored photography and fashion at the Rhode Island School of Design, eventually leading to pursuit of a Bachelor’s Degree in Fashion Design at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, where she now resides. Out of her Queens, New York studio, Cecily owns and operates The Paper Curator, a stationery and gift brand focusing on artfully designed goods that are hand-crafted for the modern creative. Her love of pattern, texture, lettering, and bright colors is what is most notable about Cecily’s current work. Her bold color choices carried from her Midwest childhood are enriched by her New York experiences to achieve the ability to curate refined collections of works done in pen and ink, watercolor, acrylic, marbling, and embroidery–to name a few.


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