Mandy Munroe

Mandy Munroe

Artist, Maker, Project manager, Teacher, Community worker

Concepts
Mandy Munroe is a textile artist specialising in bold, abstract, contemporary wall pieces. Her work has been described as geometric and architectural. Most designs are concerned with the interaction of colour and shape. She creates one-off pieces for exhibition and to commission. Commissions are often site-specific and are inspired by themes relevant to the client.
Influences
Abstract and semi-abstract designs are influenced by architecture, elements of time, nature and travel. Artists influences include, Klee, Mondrian and Hundertwasser
Career path
Patchwork and Quilting, USA, 1992-1996
Studied with Mary D'Amelio, Katie Pasquini and Nancy Crow.
Surface design and fabric dyeing.
Work toured with World Quilt and Textile, USA, 2000
Various private commissions in England, Europe and USA.
Secretary of Ashford Visual Artists. 1999-2003
Community art projects for Golden Jubilee and town centre parades.
Cash prize, Santa Fe, USA, 2000.
Regional Arts Lottery Grant, Living Space project, 2001.
Member of Society of Designer Craftsmen, elected 2003
Chairman South East Open Studios 2004
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Location Ashford, South East
Activities Workshops, Community arts, Participatory projects, Public art, Private commissions
Artforms / type of project Textiles
Tags textiles, patchwork, fabric dyeing, quilts, design, abstract, stitched
Website http://mandy.munroe.btopenworld.com/

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