Approved: 16.08.2006

Kaniez Abdi

Artist, Maker

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Approved: 16.08.2006

Kaniez Abdi's speciality lies in creating cutting-edge textiles that immediately transform any interior space - large or domestic in scale, contemporary or classic.

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  • Location: Surrey, South East
  • Artforms: Photography, Textiles
  • Tags: interior design, light work, mixed media
 

Artist Statement

Kaniez Abdi's speciality lies in creating cutting-edge textiles that immediately transform any interior space - large or domestic in scale, contemporary or classic.

Highly experimental and accomplished in approach, she uses a wide range of techniques including hand sewing, machine embroidery, beading, bonding, heating, dyeing, painting and digital printing.

Kaniez produces innovative textile pieces which encompass Objects d'art, Lampshades, Wall Lighting, Digital Prints, Glass, Furniture, Cushions and Soft Furnishings.

Kaniez commented, “I create textiles to be more like couture - exquisitely constructed and one-off. They are often made from unconventional materials and a plethora of construction methods which together create a luxurious, fashion-forward 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