Emily Jo Gibbs

Born1970, London
1989-92BA (Hons) 3D Design Wood, Metals and Plastics, Wolverhampton University
1988-89Foundation Course, Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication
2006Creative 8 solo exhibition, Craft Central
1998Foreign and Commonwealth Office competition, commission
Kleinwort Benson Developing your Design Business award (travel grant)
1995-96New Generation British Fashion Council sponsored stand at London Fashion Week (won three times)
Member of the 62 Group of Textile Artists since 2006
Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts since 1998
Recent exhibitions
2014Stitching, a love story, solo exhibition, Craft Central, London
Bud to Bloom, Crafts Council Exhibition, St Furgus Gallery, Wick
2013-14The British Textile Art Exhibition, Koyo Gallery, Showa Women’s University, Tokyo
2011At a Tangent, Gallery Oldham, Greaves St, Oldham
2010Bending the Line II, Collins Gallery, Glasgow and Rijswijk Museum, Rijswijk, The Netherlands
2009Bending the Line, The Hub (National Centre for Craft and Design), Sleaford
Wearable Art, The Oxfordshire Museum, Woodstock
Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield, West Yorkshire
2008Size Matters, Rochester Art Gallery, Kent
2007Origin, Somerset House, London
Contemporary Craft, Bovey Tracey, Devon
2006Creative 8, solo exhibition, Craft Central, London
2001-3Satellites of Fashion, British Council touring exhibition, Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Venezuela
2000British Designers: From Monarchy to Anarchy, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA
Public Collections
Museum of Modern Art, Houston, USA, Horse Chestnut
The Crafts Council, Dandelion
V&A, Round bottom bag
V&A, Horse Chestnut and Heart Purse
2014Title feature in Embroidery, September/October issue
2013The Art of the Handbag: Crazy beautiful bags
2012Stitching Pictures
Radical Thread
2004Embroidered Purses: design and techniques
2003Fashion: Oxford History of Art
1999BAGS, London, V&A
1997A Century of Bags: icons of style in the twentieth century

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