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:

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

Emelan. Commissioned by Quintessentially, Philips de Pury, London

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Art in Motion, Jules Maeght Gallery, San Francisco

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

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

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

Arts Council Lottery Grant awarded for the Red Dress

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