Christy Matson’s studio is equipped with one of the only hand-operated Jacquard looms—a tool that synthesizes the precision of technology and distinct quality of handwork—in Southern California. Each of her pieces begin as agile drawings and are materialized through the Jacquard process into a colorful weaving that, at once, evokes idealized geometry and the enchantment of ancient textiles. Matson’s work has recently been exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Arts Houston, the Milwaukee Art Museum, the Knoxville Museum of Art, the Asheville Museum of Art, and the San Francisco Museum of Craft and Design. Her work is also in the collection of the Smithsonian Museum of American Art’s Renwick Gallery and the Museum of Contemporary Craft in Portland, Ore.