Belle-Pilar Fleming is a printmaker and textile artist currently living in Fort Collins, Colorado. She was raised in a small town outside of Dayton, Ohio, a city situated at the threshold of the Rust Belt, Appalachia, and the Midwest. She holds a BA in Psychology from Warren Wilson College, and an MFA in Printmaking from Ohio University. Drawing heavily from research practices based in the social sciences, her work focuses on the lived experiences of individuals across a spectrum of identity and place. Utilizing personal narrative, ethnography, and data visualization, she investigates the role of the artists as a community historian and the sociocultural contexts which shape our behavior. She is a former Artist-in-Residence at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, and currently serves as the Academic Success Coordinator and Graduate Program Assistant for the Art Department at Colorado State University.