Monday, 10 August 2009

Curriculum Vitae

Kay Haskins(of Trashy Princess) is a Mixed Media and Textile Artist who specialises in collage, mixed media techniques and recycled textiles. A reoccurring echo throughout her work is that of identity, personal memories and nostalgia. Kay draws upon her childhood memories, behavioural instincts in Alzheimer’s patients and significant objects to help stimulate her practice. She looks to vintage and family photographs, recycled fabrics, old papers, letters and postcards for inspiration. She creates unique and charming, contemporary textile and paper pieces. Key interests for Kay are a variety of mixed media techniques and layering processes including collage, printing, construction and deconstruction, felt making and embellishing a variety of handmade surfaces to a professional standard.

*BA Hons Textile/Surface Design
*Art Foundation with Merit
*A Levels Grade A-C
*GCSE’s Grade A-C

Other Skills
*Competent level of working with Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Internet.
*Collage and mixed media
*Constructed textiles
*Felt making
*Screen printing
*Needle Bonding and Embroidery

Exhibitions and Commissions
*Lord Mayors Pageant, Liverpool- Street Art Workshop (June 09)
*FACT, Liverpool- Selected for a Sustainable fashion show (May 09)
*Turnpike Gallery, Leigh- Loose Threads Installation (April 09)
*Affordable Arts and Crafts Exhibition, Stockport (March 09)
*Textile Directory Feature- Featured artist on website for Valentines special (Feb 09)
*Forge Mill Needle Museum, Redditch- Spellbinding Textiles Exhibition (Feb 09)
*Culcheth Life Magazine- Article featuring ‘Loose Threads’ Installation (Sep 08)
*Premiere Vision Award- One of four designers selected for trip to P.V (Sep 08)
*New Designers, Business Design Centre, London- ‘Loose Threads’ Installation (June08)
*Liverpool Design Show- Work selected for high profile Craft Show (June 08)
*Prosper- Selected for a portfolio review with creative professionals (April 08)
*Alternative Arts Fashion Week, Spitialfield Market, London- One of sixty designers selected to show a collection of recycled garments in a high profile catwalk show (April 08)
*Threes a crowd- Interview with leading management and lifestyle company (April 08)
*Bradford Textile Society- Received a commendation in Section 1 Class E for ‘an innovative textile design for fashion fabrics, which involves a combination of textile processes’ (April 07)
*Surtex, New York- Exhibited a collection of work at an internationally recognised trade fair (May 07)
*Andrea Aranow, Textile Archives, New York- Selected for a short placement working alongside a renowned textile archivist (May 07)
*Hallmark Live Brief- Designed a range of greetings cards, gift wrap, bags and tags to a given brief (April 07)

Experience/ Workshops