Exploring issues of identity, the subconscious and the passage of time my work seeks to articulate specific events and states of being through a kaleidoscopic, emotion led vision. Textile processes, specifically embroidery feature at the heart of my practice, although often in unusual ways.


I am fascinated with embroidery’s diversity and potential as a means of communication (or subversion), it’s history and practice throughout the world both as an art form and in daily life, and the repetitive, meditative and healing effects experienced through its creation.

With a background in Textiles, Visual Language, Costume design and theatrical based disciplines, the works form a diverse portfolio comprising embroidery, photography, painting, drawing and installation.

Please contact kirstie@kirstiemacleod.co.uk for information.


Key CV events:


2008
Perpetua. Commissioned by The Barbican for The House of Viktor & Rolf, London

2008
Emelan. Commissioned by Quintessentially, Philips de Pury, London

2009
Chatelaine. Commissioned by The Certoza Arts Festival, Capri, Italy.

2009
Funding from the British Council Dubai for commissioned installation (Red Dress)

2009
Performance of Red Dress & Emelan staged at Art Dubai, Dubai, UAE

2010
Performance of Red Dress staged at Royal Academy of Arts event, London

2011
Activist Art. Nominated to speak about the Red Dress at an event hosted by the Arts Arena & UNESCO.

2012
First Prize for the Red Dress at the Premio Valcellina Textiles Award, Maniago, Italy

2013
Shyamala, solo show with 2 hour performance of the Red Dress. Galerie Maeght, Paris

2014
Art in Motion, Jules Maeght Gallery, San Francisco

2015
Punctured Perspectives, featuring the Red Dress, Rook & Raven Gallery, London

2016
Phaedra. Commissioned by director Sophie Hunter for Operatic performance, Ireland.

2020
Red Dress, Museo Des Arte Popular, Mexico City, Mexico.

2021
Arts Council Lottery Grant awarded for the Red Dress

2021
Red Dress at The National Library, Kosovo, funded by the British Embassy, Pristina