Corie McKibben was raised in Hibbing, Minnesota. Artistic influences came from godmother Vernal Bogren, a batik artist, and Corie’s mother, Diane Stewart, the original earth mother who does a bit of everything. Because she is drawn to all things fiber, Corie took lessons in weaving from various master weavers, starting in 1985. After an 18 year hiatus, she has returned to weaving with rigid heddle looms, and most recently acquired an eight harness Gilmore floor loom. Corie is mostly drawn to color and texture and enjoys putting together warps for others- ask her friends. Corie currently lives in Osage Beach Missouri. She is married to Dr. Andy McKibben and has 2 teen-aged children. Some day they will be able to retire back in Ely, Minnesota.
Corie is a member of MOFA, and the Lake Area Fiber Arts Guild. This is her first exhibit in more than 20 years.