Approved: 16.08.2006

Kaniez Abdi

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Approved: 16.08.2006

British Award Winner Kaniez Abdi graduated from The Royal College of Art in 1998, where she studied Constructed Textile Design. Since graduating, Kaniez has been a textile designer and consultant for more than thirteen years. Working in various industries such as art, trend/forcasting, fashion, interiors and film. Her speciality lies in creating cutting edge textiles that are fitting for the home or

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  • Location: Camberley, South East
 

Biography

British Award Winner Kaniez Abdi graduated from The Royal College of Art in 1998, where she studied Constructed Textile Design. Since graduating, Kaniez has been a textile designer and consultant for more than thirteen years. Working in various industries such as art, trend/forcasting, fashion, interiors and film. Her speciality lies in creating cutting edge textiles that are fitting for the home or body. With a highly experimental and artisanal approach, she uses a wide range of techniques including hand sewing, machine embroidery, bonding, heating, dyeing, painting, printing when creating her work. She also incoporates photography, computer manipulation and image abstraction in the development of her concepts which result in bold and graphic work that perfectly complements the many industries that she works in. Producing a unique range of :- Textile Art, Wall Hangings, Digital Art on paper or fabric, Cushions, Soft Furnishing, Lampshades, Wall Lighting, Fabric concepts for Fashion. These products are used in site specific projects such as hotels, restaurants, bars, corporate receptions and residential properties and private. Kaniez commented " I create textiles to be more like couture, one off concepts. They are made from interesting materials and a mix of constructions that give them a fashion foward look and feel."

CV & Education

Qualifications and training 1998 - MA Constructed Textiles, The Royal College of Art, London 1996 - BA (Hons) Design Crafts, Cumbria School of Art, Carlisle 1994 - HND Design Crafts, Norwich School of Art, Great Yarmouth Solo exhibitions 2009 - Pulse, Earls Court, London 2006 - Moody Blue, Embankment Tube Station, London Group exhibitions 2009 - Salone Satellite, Cosmit spa Foro Buonaparte 65 20121 Milano Italy, Milan 2008 - Torinover, Piazza della Repubblica 25, Torino 2007 - Deepp, Dynamo Bar, , Milan 2007 - Deepp Exhibition, Light Gallery, London 2007 - Maison de objet, British European Design Group, Paris 2007 - Pulse Tradeshow, Earls Court, London 2007 - Trattoria Toscana, Trattoria Toscana, Milan 2007 - Vivaio , sorelle Riva, Milan 2006 - Natural lines, Knightbridge Tube Station, London 2004 - Donna Karen 'Apples and New York', London 2002 - Excuslet, St Augustines Church, London Private commissions 2011 - Adrienne Chinn Design Co Ltd, Hotel Chain, London 2011 - Conglomerate LTD, Hong Kong, Hong Kong Corporate commissions 2011 - Digital Print Artwork, Hotel Chain, London 2008 - 5 Digtal Works, House , Paris 2008 - Grey Trees, Hotel, Manchester 2007 - Triptic of trees, Churchill hotel, London 2007 - Visual Edge International, Refurbishment for indian restaurant, Staffordshire 2006 - 12 Pieces for luxury apartment, Dartmoor 2006 - Corn, Fox Linton, City Cafe Birmingham, Birmingham, UK 2006 - Trees, MC ART, Show Flats, London 2005 - Five digital prints for hotel, Southampton Hotel, Southampton 2005 - Two large pieces for hotel refurbishment, Churchill Hotel, London Projects 2009 - Kontextur Shower Curtains in collaboration with Kaniez Abdi, Jacob K. Javits Convention Center (11th Avenue at 38th Street) New York City, New York Competitions, prizes and awards 2009 - Best Textiles, Fashion, Jewellery or Fashion Accessories 2009, Hidden Art, London 2008 - Short-Listed for the Wesley-Barrell Craft Awards 2008 , Wesley-Barrell Shop, London, London 1997 - Winner of Best Town Wedding Hat for Kangol, The Royal College, South Kensington