Nika Feldman is an Indigenous Liberal Studies major at IAIA, graduating with the class of 2021. As a mature student, Feldman already holds a BFA with an Interdisciplinary major in Studio Arts and a minor in Art History. Additionally, she has completed the equivalent of an MFA degree with a major in Textiles from Kyoto City University of Arts in Japan, under the prestigious Monbukagakusho scholarship program. Originally, she began her pursuit of higher education in 1990, majoring in Fashion Design at Pratt Institute in New York City. For over twenty years Feldman has worked as an independent contemporary textile artist focusing her attention on the relationship between clothing, culture and identity.