A veteran of the fashion industry—she previously worked as a pattern and print designer at the Limited and Abercrombie and Fitch—Heather Macali’s work focuses on color, pattern, and texture. Her woven fiber art is heavily influenced by the popular culture of the 1980s and ‘90s. A Detroit resident, Macali earned a bachelor of arts in crafts from Kent State University in 2006 and a master of fine arts in textiles from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2009. Her work was most recently part of exhibitions in Italy at the Fine Arts Academy, Bologna and the Koefia Haute Couture Academy, Rome. In addition to her work as a studio artist, Macali serves as assistant professor of fashion and fibers at Wayne State University.