Approved: 16.08.2006

Jeni Ross

Artist, Maker

Approved: 16.08.2006

My work involves contrasts and cycles; earth and air, night and day, negative and positive. These are interpreted using qualities of theatre; movement, colour and illumination, the interplay of planes and textures. Influences My influences are culturally diverse; Fine Art, Performance, Literature and Life. I have returned to Shakespeare's "Tempest" a number of times and the concepts of

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  • Location: Farnham, South East
  • Activities: Practice-based research, Arts in health, Built environment, Public art, Private commissions
  • Categories: Public Art, Textiles
  • Tags: Artist, Maker, Textile Art, Tapestry, Public Art, Colour, Rugs, Wall Hangings, Contemporary
 

Biography

My work involves contrasts and cycles; earth and air, night and day, negative and positive. These are interpreted using qualities of theatre; movement, colour and illumination, the interplay of planes and textures. Influences My influences are culturally diverse; Fine Art, Performance, Literature and Life. I have returned to Shakespeare's "Tempest" a number of times and the concepts of 'Earth and Air, Art and Nature' reflect my interest in two sides of the same world.  I originally trained as a sculptor and later, following a period of research into woven tapestry at Farnham, (now U.C.A) I began working with textiles. I obtained a major commission in 1988 for Lambeth Palace Chapel in London and commissions have since formed an important part of my work. Each project is different and affords an exciting challenge to combine colour, movement and content and to integrate these sympathetically into a specific location. I have worked successfully with many different clients on a wide variety of projects. I am continuing to explore areas of interest to me and to develop new work.

CV & Education

Public commissions 2008 - -2012 Current Commission: 6 Woven Tapestries, The Founders Library, New College, Oxford 2006 - "Blue" Installation, The Atrium, New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham, Surrey 2005 - 7 Faces - Tufted textile wall hangings, Children's Treatment Centres, Belfast HSS Trust, South & East Belfast 2004 - "Earth & Air, Fire & Water" Tufted textile wall hanging, Family Room, Shannon Clinic Belfast HSS Trust 2002 - Woven Tapestry, House of Lords Offices, Government Art Collection 2001 - 3 Commissions for Castle Keep, Foyer and glass doors, Norwich Castle and Museum, Norwich 2000 - "Lifelines" Tufted Textile wall hanging, St Lukes Hospital, South Tees NHS Trust 1999 - "Earth & Air, Art & Nature" 2 Woven Tapestries, Main Foyer & Meeting Room, Strode Theatre, Street, Somerset 1998 - "Blue Figure with Birds" Tufted Textile wall hanging, Parklands House, Royal Oldham Hospital NHS Trust 1997 - 3 Woven Tapestries & Painting, Main Library building, Sheerness Public Library, Sheerness, Kent 1995 - "Kent Landscape" Woven Tapestry, Mid-Kent Oncology Centre, Maidstone, Kent 1991 - "Nightly Revels & New Jollity" Woven Tapestry, Circle Foyer, Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield 1989 - Set of 13 large woven tapestry cushions, Lambeth Palace Chapel, Lambeth Palace, London Corporate commissions 1996 - "Macro/Micro" Two Panel Tapestry & Carpet, Main Entrance Atrium, Central Science Laboratories, Ryedale, Yorks. DEFRA