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Patricia Kinsella

PT Faculty & On-site Coordinator, Fashion Program; Florence Campus, Italy

1981 MFA Fiber, Cranbrook Academy of Arts, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
1976 BFA, Textile Arts, California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, California

Current Teaching at KSU Florence:

Italian Fashion and Culture, Product Development,

Freelance Textile Designer/Artist
Since 2009 The Weaving Factory, teaching studio at Tessilarte, Florence
Since 1985 Design studio, Prato

Selected Clients
Toscolaniera S.p.A.
Marini Industrie S.p.A.
Texmoda Tessuti S.r.L.
Lanificio Rafanelli
Lanificio Fratelli Balli
Fratelli Graziano

Selected Professional Experience

2010 Coordinator, Fashion Program, Kent State University Florence
2009 Conference coordinator; La Sfida Ecologico: Verso una Nuova Revoluzione Industriale, for Economia 3 in collaboration with the Industrial Union of Prato
2008 Curator, Superhuman Performance; the Evolution of Textiles for Sports, The Textile Museum of Prato, Italy
2003 Curator, Artists at Work, New Technology in Textile and Fibre Art, The Textile Museum of Prato, Italy
1987-2008 Instructor at Art Studio Fuji
1983-85 Weave Stylist, Westwood Inc. New York, NY
1982-83 Artist in Residence, Oregon School of Arts and rafts. Portland, OR
1982 Instructor, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC

Selected Exhibitions
Studio Art Centers International Faculty Exhibition, travelling to seven US venues in 2007
Intrecci d’Arte al Museo, Modena, Museo Civico d’Arte, 2001
Tactile Realities, Five Decades of Fiberworks, The American Craft Museum, New York, USA, 1995
Design Preis Schweiz, Kunstmuseum, Solothurn, Svizzera 1994
Miniartextile, Villa Olmo, Como, Italy, 1994
Design and Fabric Technology; Pushing the Limits, Cooper Hewitt Museum, New York, USA 1993
Kunst und Industrie – Jacquardwebprozesse, Museum Industriekultur, Nurnberg, Germania, 1991

Recent Lectures
High Know How seminar series, Roberto Capucci Foundation, Florence 2010, 2008
Research and Innovation; New Materials for Sports, Textile Museum of Prato, 2008
Economia al Cubo, Europa Business Cultura, Prato 2008

Selected Public Collections
The American Craft Museum, New York
The Longhouse Foundation, Southampton, New York
The National Design Collection of the Smithsonian Institute, Cooper-Hewitt
Museum, New York
First Bank of Boston, Boston, MA
IBM, Baton Rouge, LA and Williston VT

Design Preis Schweiz, 1994
Sincol Award, Nagoya. Japan 1993
The New York Foundation for the Arts, 1985
The National Endowment for the Arts, 1982

Selected Publications
Sportdesign, progettare la competizione, catalogue, 2008
Superhuman Performance; the Evolution of Textiles for Sports, catalogue, 2008
Artists at Work, New Technology in Textile and Fibre Art, catalogue, 2003
Interior, January 1994
Interni, May 1992
Surface Design Journal, Winter 1992
Texteil Plus, March 1992
Jacquard, September 1991, April 1993

Patricia Kinsella
School of Fashion Design and Merchandising