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.
Abstract and semi-abstract designs are influenced by architecture, elements of time, nature and travel. Artists influences include, Klee, Mondrian and Hundertwasser
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
CV & Education
Solo exhibitions 2003 - Ashford International Station, Kent 2002 - C2+Gallery, Clerkenwell, London 2002 - Feel Free, Gillingham Library Gallery, Kent 2001 - Breaking the Rules, Ashford Library Gallery
Group exhibitions 2011 - 21st Century Furniture III, The Millinery Works Gallery, Islington, London 2011 - Society Designer Craftsmen, Mall Galleries, London 2010 - Flights of Fancy, Georges House Gallery, Folkestone 2010 - South East Open Studios, Hegg Hill Oast, Smarden, Kent 2009 - Camden Art Gallery, Carrousel Du Louvre, Paris 2008 - The Texture of Space, The Agora Gallery, New York 2006 - AVA, Horsebridge Whitstable, Kent 2006 - Designer Crafts @ Chelsea, Chelsea Town Hall, London 2004 - Alice, Ashford and Ramsgate Library Galleries and Damme, Belgium 2004 - Challenge the Nail, Salon Des Arts, London 2004 - OXO Tower, SDC, London 2001 - Living Space, Georges House Gallery, Folkstone 2000 - AVA Summer Exhibition, Ashford Library Gallery 2000 - World Quilt and Textile Tour, USA
Public commissions 2007 - Home, Singleton Environment Centre, Ashford, Kent 2006 - Large Wall Piece, Lamberhurst Primary School, Kent