Approved: 16.08.2006

Joanna Kinnersly-Taylor

Artist, Lecturer / academic, Maker

Approved: 16.08.2006

Joanna Kinnersly-Taylor is a printed textile artist and designer, and works from her studio in Glasgow. The scope of her practice embraces a wide range of textiles, from architectural commissions - public and domestic - to one-off works for galleries; she also produces three ranges of domestic linens that take inspiration from a culinary theme. Specialising in site-specific, often large-scale wallhangings

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  • Location: Glasgow, Scotland
  • Artforms: Drawing, Textiles
  • Tags: abstract, printmaking, public art, site-specific, wall piece, architecture & environment, corporate, domestic, wall based, installation, interior design, multiples & editions, works on paper
 
 

Biography

Joanna Kinnersly-Taylor is a printed textile artist and designer, and works from her studio in Glasgow. The scope of her practice embraces a wide range of textiles, from architectural commissions - public and domestic - to one-off works for galleries; she also produces three ranges of domestic linens that take inspiration from a culinary theme. Specialising in site-specific, often large-scale wallhangings and panels for public spaces, she has undertaken commissions for a variety of environments that range from a hospital dining room to a quayside. The content of her work may be figurative or abstract and is often symbolic, poetically keying into the memory and nature of the space it occupies as well as reflecting activities within. There is a theme of memory and the home running through much of her smaller works and photographing and drawing the everyday or commonplace is often a starting point. Images have their context altered through being magnified, manipulated or abstracted, and are translated through a series of layers to create new intimate 'landscapes'. Through dyeing and screen-printing on natural fabrics such as linen and wool, she experiments with scale and repetition, producing visual rhythms that evoke a sense of recognition and seek to capture a particular moment, atmosphere or environment. Joanna's work has been exhibited widely, both in the UK and abroad and often as a member of the '62 Group of Textile Artists'; it has also appeared in books and magazines. She is the author of 'Dyeing and Screen-Printing on Textiles', a technical manual which has proved highly popular for students and professionals alike. Published by A&C Black, the second edition came out in 2012. Joanna also runs five day and weekend courses from her studio.

CV & Education

Qualifications and training 1994 - Master of Design, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scotland 1988 - BA Hons. Printed Textiles, Surrey Institute of Art and Design, Farnham, Surrey Solo exhibitions 2002 - Joanna Kinnersly-Taylor, The Hub, in association with The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh Group exhibitions 2013 - Wool House (The Campaign for Wool), Somerset House, London 2012 - 62@50, Holden Gallery, Manchester 2011 - 'Perpetual Mapping', part of 'Textiles, Silver, Wood', Danish Cultural Institute, Edinburgh 2009 - Awaken, Mackintosh Gallery, Glasgow School of Art, Scotland 2009 - Bending the Line, Hub - The National Centre for Craft and Design, Sleaford, Lincolnshire 2008 - Brilliant, Northern Print, Newcastle-upon-Tyne 2007 - 62 Group of Textile Artists at The Knitting and Stitching Show, Alexandra Palace, London and touring to Birmingham, Dublin and Harrogate 2006 - Committere, Atrium Gallery, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow 2006 - 'craftscotland' at the Homes & Interiors Scotland show, SECC, Glasgow 2005 - Surface, Structure, Shape, Axis Gallery, Tokyo 2005 - The Artist and Radio 4, Bankside Gallery, London 2004 - Blue and White Christmas, The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh 2004 - Midcentury Modern, Dulwich College, London 2004 - Of Material Concern, Millenium Galleries, Sheffield 2004 - Wish You Were Here, Crafts Council Shop, Victoria and Albert Museum, London 2003 - Chelsea Crafts Fair, Chelsea Town Hall, London 2003 - New Formations 3, The Lighthouse, Glasgow 2003 - Very Domesticated!, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee 2002 - Chelsea Crafts Fair, Chelsea Town Hall, London 2002 - In Context, Victoria and Albert Museum, London 2002 - Tablecloths, Gallerie Handwerk, Munich, Germany 2002 - Textiles in Context, Victoria and Albert Museum, London 2001 - Making an Impression, Bankfield Museum, Halifax 2001 - Red, Bury St Edmunds Art Gallery and touring 2000 - Out of the Garden, Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead 2000 - To Boldly Sew, Textiles for the 21st Century, McManus galleries, Dundee 1999 - On and Off the Wall, Maidstone Museum and Art Gallery, Kent 1999 - Relish - The Craft, Design and Art of Dining. Oriel Myrrdin, Camarthen, Wales 1999 - Textiles to Hang and to Wear, An Tuirrean Arts Centre, Isle of Skye 1998 - 50/50, Opera House, Tel Aviv, Israel 1998 - Objects of Desire, Christmas Show, Roger Billcliffe Fine Art, Glasgow 1998 - SELECT, Works exploring the Crossover between Fine and Applied Art, Crawford Arts Centre, St Andrew's, Fife 1997 - Artisan, Edinburgh International Conference Centre 1997 - Cross Reference, venues throughout Great Britain 1997 - Design for Living, Cambridge Contemporary Art, Cambridge 1997 - Society of Scottish Artists, Annual Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh 1997 - The Language of Touch, Collins Gallery, Glasgow and The Shire Hall Gallery, Stafford 1996 - Chelsea Crafts Fair, Chelsea Town Hall, London 1993 - The Commissioning Dialogue, Mall Galleries, London 1990 - Image and Object: The Avant-Gardes of London, Pompidou Centre, Paris; National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto; Axis Gallery, Tokyo and six other cities in Japan Private commissions 1992 - Wallhangings, Dalziell House, Motherwell, Scotland Public commissions 2012 - 'A Thread Runs Through It', Airdrie Community Health Centre, Airdrie, Lanarkshire, Scotland 2006 - Surface design for Formica reception desk, Northern Print Studio, Newcastle-upon-Tyne 2005 - 'Wavelengths', series of temporary externally-sited works, Northern Print Studio, Fish Quay, North Shields, Tyne & Wear 2004 - Three works for the Admissions Reception, Mater Hospital, Belfast, Northern Ireland 2001 - Series of four wallhangings in the Atrium, Mater Hospital, Belfast, Northern Ireland 1999 - Twelve linen banners, re-creating Margaret MacDonald's original designs, House for an Art Lover, Bellahouston Park, Glasgow 1998 - Series of wallhangings and rug for reception area, Innovation Centre, Westlakes Science & Technology Park, near Whitehaven, Cumbria 1995 - Series of sixteen wall stretched linen wall pieces, Ayr Hopsital Staff Dining Room, Ayr, Scotland 1991 - Altar Hangings, City Crematorium, Cambridge 1989 - Printed velvets and silks for costumes for Richard Eyre's production of Hamlet, National Theatre, London Competitions, prizes and awards 2011 - Craft Makers Award, Glasgow Life and Creative Scotland, Glasgow 2005 - Professional Development Award, Scottish Arts Council, Edinburgh 1998 - Award for Individual Development, Scottish Arts Council, Edinburgh 1997 - Award for Individual Development, Scottish Arts Council, Edinburgh 1989 - Setting-up Grant, Crafts Council, London Educational experience - tertiary 2009 - Visiting lecturer, Department of Textiles, Hull College of Art and Design, Hull 2006 - Visiting lecturer, Textiles and Surface Pattern, Grays School of Art, Aberdeen 2005 - Tutor in Textiles, Open College of the Arts, distance learning 2004 - Visiting Lecturer to BA (Hons) Textiles & MA Textile Culture, Norwich School of Art and Design, Norwich 1999 - Research Lecturer, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scotland 1999 - Visiting Lecturer to BA (Hons) Textiles, Norwich School of Art and Design, Norwich Publications 2008 - 'Textiles Now' by Drusilla Cole, pub. Laurence King 2007 - 'Patterns' by Drusilla Cole, pub. Laurence King 2003 - 'Dyeing and Screen-Printing on Textiles' by Joanna Kinnersly-Taylor, pub. A & C Black 2002 - 'The Buyers' Guide to Contemporary British Textiles for the Interior', pub. Crafts Council 1998 - 'New British Design 1998' by Peta Levi, pub. Mitchell Beazley 1998 - 'Time for Design 2' Good Practice in Building, Landscape and Urban Design, pub. English Partnerships 1991 - 'The New Textiles' by Chloe Colchester, pub. Thames & Hudson (as Joanna Gordon) Other 2005 - Trade Mission, Crafts Council, Japan 2003 - Selected for membership to Design Nation, The Design Trust, London 1997 - Selected for membership to the '62 Group of Textile Artists', exhibiting group, worldwide membership 1995 - Selected for inclusion on the 'Index of Selected Makers', Crafts Council, London