Weavings with a feel
To bind, to cover or to divide.
Textile artist Marianne Kemp weaves with a feel, she specializes in weaving with horsehair. When taking a closer look at her work one can see that each piece has a unique character granted by her unconventional weaving techniques and the combination of the texture, colour and movement. The lustre of horsehair gives an extraordinary effect to her work.
Marianne’s exclusive fabric designs with horsehair create an inner stillness through the serene recurrence of patterns. Other work is extravert and playful and reflects exuberant cheerfulness. One not only wishes to see each piece but also to touch it.
Cooperation with designers from different disciplines opened the way to developing new patterns and textures into woven textiles, 3D objects and installations. Marianne feels that time has come to explore new ways of combining architecture and textile art, the challenge is to create a space divided by textile and yet, be experienced as a whole.
All weavings are made in house and can be applied as lighting objects, to cover the body, to divide rooms or to bind different materials into wall panels or to cover windows.
Woven upholstery fabric is also available as “The Marianne Kemp” range, mechanically woven at John Boyd Textiles, UK.
2013 (2012-) Baden Baden Interior, Amsterdam | Galerie Help U Zelve, Winterswijk | Amsterdam Fashion Week in jan. bij Edha en juli bij Hotel JL76.
2012 Meesterlijk (bij bas van pelt), Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam | Toonkamer, Utrecht.
2011 Het Glazen Huis, Amstelpark, Amsterdam | bas van pelt Interieur architectuur, Den Haag | 'Fairy Tale', Dutch Design Hotel Artemis, Amsterdam.
2010 '10 jaar Via Milano', Oude Kerk, Amsterdam | 'North meets South', Konvex, Bern CH | 'Collected & Connected', Tilburg | Decorex John Boyd Textiles. Royal Hospital Chelsea, London UK. | 'Kleur!' Designhuis, Eindhoven | Salone Internazionale del Mobile, Milano Italy | Textiel Festival 2010, Pieterskerk, Leiden.
2009 Solo exhibition. FW:BK galerie, Amsterdam | '99% Stoer', Dutch Design Hotel Artemis, Amsterdam | Salone Internazionale del Mobile, Milano Italy | Object, Las Palmas, Rotterdam.
2008 100% Design Tokyo, Created in Holland, Japan | Galarie De andere Kant, Zutphen.
2007 Forma Interieurs, Amsterdam.
2005 Frozen Fountain, Amsterdam | Stroud Textiles Biennale, Stroud UK.
2003 House & Garden show, London UK | ‘Making Tracks' Rope Store Studio, Nailsworth UK.
2002 Chelsea Crafts Fair, London UK | ‘Westway Exhibition', Little Venice London.
1999 Amsteltuin, Amstelveen | ‘Debuut' Pulchri Studio, Den Haag.
1998 Heimtextil, Frankfurt GER.
1999 - 2000
MA, Design for the Environment, Textile Design, Chelsea College of Art and Design, London UK.
2006 Acquisition and Art and Formulate. Kunstenaars & Co. Amsterdam.
2002 - 2003 DPP, Developing Professional Practice Programme, Business & Marketing. Cockpit Arts Studios, London UK.
work experience - internship
1998 Designing and printing pattern, designing and making stools, sit-bags, photostyling for FRAME. (publication FRAME, 1999). Heavenly Blue, Amsterdam | Designing 3D shapes for jewelry and objects. Beppe Kessler, Amsterdam.
1997 Intensive Group Project; Project with Fachhochschule and Sacho Hesslein, Hannover GER.
2013 Private commissions for lampshades, Amsterdam.
2012-2013 Workshops Weaving in my studio at the Borneostraat 90, Amsterdam.
2011 Workshop, Weefnetwerk, Oisterwijk.
2010 Workshop 'Wild met Materiaal' Textielfestival, Leiden.
2009 'Made in Mongolia project'. August 4 weeks. Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.
2008 2 wall panels ‘Chocolats'. J. Hodges, UK.
2007 Weaving patterns. Kendix / vd Ploeg, Aarle Rixtel.
2005 - 2007 Weaving of fringes. Van Lathem, Templeuve FR.
2004 Wall panel ‘Circles'. B. Kop, Rotterdam.
Wall panel ‘Sweet orange'. S. Vernooij, Houten.
2005 Weaving lampshades. Best & Lloyd, London UK.
2004 3 wall panels for a private client. Harmer, London UK.
2003 Research and experimenting with different natural materials.Leading weaving workshops. Stay of 6 months, Cape Town SA | Weaving for lampshades. Todhunter Earle Interiors, London UK | 3 soundproof wall panels, Centurion Brussels, BE | Decibell Designs, London UK.
2002 Wallpanel Decorex, London UK.
2001 - present Designing for John Boyd Textiles, profesional weavers of horsehair. Castle Cary, Somerset UK.
1999 9 Window panels for a private residence, Boxtel.
grants & subsidies
2007 Documentation sub. STROOM Centre of visual Arts, The Hague NL.
2006 Documentation sub. STROOM | Exhibition sub. STROOM.
2005 Exhibition sub. STROOM | Presentation and Individual sub. STROOM.
1999 VSB-grant | Vrije Vrouwe van Renswoude Foundation, The Hague NL.
2007 Lectures - FLWK Textiles, Den Haag NL.
2006 Lecture and tutorials - HFBK, Hamburg GER | Interview - Radio Breda, Breda NL | Presentation - Material Tables by Material Sense, Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven.
2007 - 2009 Member of board Beehives, Vliegbasis Huygens Amsterdam.
2005 - 2007 Member of board, accountmanager. Art Association Stand, The Hague.
competitions | awards
2007 Nomination - Lehi.ka 1st International Contemporary
Ceremics Competition, Spain.
1998 1st Price - Millenium Table Damask, Dutch Textiles Museum, Tilburg.
2009 Miljonair Wonen-magazine stand. Miljonair Fair RAI, Amsterdam | Presentation at the VIP-route, part of the LAI-award organised ny Lensvelt, Rotterdam | Manifestation International Symposium BEYOND GREEN III. WFC | SYMPOSIUM WHISPER FASHION 2, Amsterdam.