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anne biss


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My interest in embroidery started at a young age whilst watching my grandmother applying beads and sequins to evening dresses.  I also completed GCE ‘A Level’ dressmaking whilst at school. 

I gain inspiration from many different areas.  However the Earth from a geographer’s point of view is a recurring theme and takes many different forms, particularly ideas taken from maps.  I am also interested in the narrative journey of people in place and time.  Words and phrases will be seen within this context as they are an important part of the research for embroidered pieces.

The vast majority of my work is hand stitched as both the fabric itself and the rhythm of the stitching are important to the artist.

qualifications


2005 ... BA(Hons) Embroidered Textiles, Opus, Middlesex University
1991 ... City & Guilds Embroidery Part 2, Kensington & Chelsea
1985 ... City & Guilds Embroidery Part 1, Mole Valley
1974 ... Certificate of Education, City of Birmingham

membership


Embroiderers' Guild
Phoenix Contemporary Textile Group (PCTG)
Society of Designer Craftsmen
Prism
Quilters Guild of Great Britain
Malting Makers Textile Network

exhibitions


2012 ... North Surrey SDC - Oxmarket Centre of Arts, Chichester, W Sussex
2011/2 ...Prism - Mall Galleries, London
2011 ...'Old World, New Eyes' PCTG - Robert Phillips Gallery, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey
2010 ... North Surrey SDC - Robert Phillips Gallery, Walton-upon-Thames, Surrey
2010 ... Quintus - Waterloo Gallery, London
2010 ... Society of Designer Craftsmen - Mall Galleries, London
2009 ... Quintus - New Hall College, Cambridge
2009 ... North Surrey SDC - Guildford House, Guildford, Surrey
2009 ... Society of Designer Craftsmen - Mall Galleries, London
2009 ... Prism at Festival of Quilts - NEC, Birmingham
2008 ... Prism - Mall Galleries, London
2008 ... Quintus - Waterloo Gallery, London
2007 ... North Surrey SDC - Robert Phillips Gallery, Walton-upon-Thames, Surrey
2007 ... Society of Designer Craftsmen - Mall Galleries, London
2007 ... Prism - Mall Galleries, London
2006 ... Society of Designer Craftsmen - Mall Galleries, London

Also exhibits regularly with the Kingston & District Branch of the Embroiderers’ Guild

work published


Period Living Magazine February 2008 ‘Behind the Craft’ article

commissions/work sold


Work in private collections through UK and in Sweden
Commissions taken

contact


Email:  ab@annebiss.co.uk
Tel:  07711 171 685