Ptolemy Mann is a well established textile artist and designer specializing in large scale hand dyed and woven textile artworks for international corporate, domestic and public clients. She collaborates extensively with architects, art consultants and interior designers on site specific art projects and offers a colour consultancy service for interior and exterior colour specification.
A portfolio of commissions, commercial textile and rug designs illustrate over 10 years of commitment to colour in design and architecture. She exhibits and lectures regularly throughout the UK and abroad and writes regularly for the textile magazine Selvedge. She is a member of the GLOBAL COLOUR RESEARCH UK Colour trend prediction panel.
List of clients include: NHS, Hilton Hotel Group, KPMG Accountants, Open University, Land Securities, Glaxo Smith Kline, Cunard, Norwegian Cruise lines and Bank of Ireland. She is based in London and has a BA from Central Saint Martins College of Art and a MA from the Royal College of Art.
1995-1997 Royal College Of Art - London
Masters Degree in Constructed Textiles specialising in Woven Textiles.
1992-1995 Central St Martins College Of Art & Design – London
Bachelor of Arts, Hons. Degree in Textile Design. Specialising in Woven Textiles.
Recent Exhibitions & Trade Fairs
2006/7 The London Art Fair 2006 and 2007
Exhibiting with Adrian Sassoon - London
2006 Origin-The London Craft Fair
Contemporary Craft fair at Somerset House, London.
2005 100% Design Trade Fair
Exhibitor. Earls Court, London.
2005 Scope - New York
NY Art fair with Le Salon for Art Collectors. Flatotel, NY
2005 The London Art Fair
Exhibiting with Adrian Sassoon. London.
2004 Contemporary Crafts At Kenwood House
Exhibitor at Kenwood House, Hampstead. London.
2004 ‘Collect’. Art fair for contemporary objects @ the V & A
2003 Ptolemy Mann-Textiles & Bob Crooks-Glass
Two person show @Contemporary Applied Arts. London
2002 ‘Spectrum’ @ The Kiosk Project
One woman show. Site specific installation. London.
2002 ‘From The Shadow To The Light’ Contemporary Applied
Arts. Exhibitor. Curated by Lesley Millar .
2000 Art 2000 With Contemporary Applied Arts
Art Trade fair @ Business Design Centre. London.
2007 Commission For More London – With Art For Business
Series of 7 artworks for new office space, More London.
2006 Hilton Geneva – Lobby Artworks
A series of five panels in collaboration with MFC Art Consultants and Hirsch Bedner Associates.
2006 King’s Mill & Mansfield Hospital – Colour Façade Specification.
Colour consulting to implement colour on the façade of
NHS Trust Hospital in Nottinghamshire
2006 Glaxo Smith Kline Commission
Eight wall pieces for GSK. 7 x 2.5m in collaboration with
Art For Offices
2006 Dragon Commission
Seven panels for the boardrooms of Dragon Brands,
Contemporary Applied Arts