Kathy Schicker

Biography

I am a visual artist who specialises in textile design and collaborative projects.

I have recently completed an MA in Design for Textile Futures at Central St Martins College, which focused on issues including; sustainability, new materials, new technologies and the delivery of multidiscipline arts projects. My major project, Woven Light, created woven textiles that change colour in sunlight and glow in the dark. This reversible change magically reveals patterns and images and is designed to be located within educational and medical environments.

My interest in designing for educational and medical environments steams from my experience working in community arts for a number of years; as a resident artist, workshop facilitator, project manager, designer and mentor for a number of community groups and organisations. I see this as being equal to my artistic career and often work on a range of projects and have extensive experience in designing, planning, delivering, exhibiting and evaluating projects.

CV

2006
Kathy Schicker     200GlaxoSmithKline, Harlow, Essex
Solo perminant exhibition for GlaxosmithKline

Memorias
Galería Puerta De San Juan, Montevideo, Uruguay
Solo exhibition of image based Jacquard weavings

About Jacquard
Montreal centre for contemporary textiles
group exhibiton of Jacquard weavers

Digital perceptions
Collins Gallery, Glasgow
Touring group exhibition of textile designers who use technology

Structure: Weaving Art and Science   2005
Gibberd Gallery, Harlow, Essex
Solo exhibition during my artist residency at GlaxoSmithKline

Confluence   2004
Blue Elephant Theatre, Camberwell, London
Solo exhibition

Images De Soie
Images in Silk: 200 years of Jacquard weaving
Museum of Art and Industry, St Etienne, France

Brixton Open
Betty Morton Gallery, Brixton, London
Group exhbition of local artists
 
Vol-au-Vent
Blue Elephant Theatre, Camberwell, London
Group exhbition of local artists

Education

MA Design for Textile Futures, Central St Martins College, London
(Distinction) 2006-2008

BA (HONS) Visual Arts – Textiles, Goldsmiths College, London
(2.1) 1998-2001
 
Selected Exhibitions

2009

Interiors - Birmingham - Puff & Flock with Designersblock

Milan Design Festival - Puff & Flock with Designersblock

ICFF - New York - Puff&flock

London Design Festival - Puff & Flock with Designersblock

2008

Seasonal splendor  - Bury St Edmounds Art Gallery

London Design Festival - Designersblock

Up all night - Innovation Centre, CSM, London

 2007

12th International Triennial of Tapestry -Lodz - Poland

 

kathyschicker@gmail.com

 + 44 (0) 7904197595

 Copyright Kathy Schicker 2012

email: kathyschicker@googlemail.com
mobile: +44 (0) 7904 197595

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