Sooo-z Mastropietro, a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology holds a BFA in Fashion Design and Textile Design. Originally from the Hudson Valley, this serene setting mirthfully set the stage for an untapped eruption of color, clothing, and creativity. Sewing since the tender age of seven, she turned to her own raw skills to define her self expression through her wardrobe. “Mastropiece” began as a silk painting business for wearable designs and now serves as a general umbrella for all things Sooo-z from fine art, to socks, to tableware . She has taught Fashion at the Quick Center, Aldrich Museum, and the Fashion Institute of Technology. Other endeavors include community sculptural projects, curating, judging art shows, artist in residences, teaching, and classical bass playing. Her current work under the moniker, Knitiot Savant, is a unique fiber art form utilizing a triumph of fabric tubes, nuggets, and shreds in which she has shown all over the country in juried shows and has appeared internationally in publications.