With an MA gained from the Royal College of Art in 2004 and a 1st class honours degree in Contemporary Textile Art, British artist Kelly Jenkins, has gone onto exhibit widely across the UK and Europe. Exhibitions include Knit 2 Together with the Craft Council, Strikk 7 at the West Norway Museum of Decorative Art and Knitted Worlds at the Audax Textile Museum in the Netherlands. Jenkins has her work in private collections in London, the US, Europe and the Far East. She has received several awards for her work including The Lucienne Day Award at New Designers 2002 and The John Lewis Interiors Award 2003.
Jenkins has received further recognition for her work through such publications as Blueprint, Elle Interiors, Grand Designs, Icon, Financial Times and Crafts Magazine. She has also undertaken radio and TV interviews concerning the subject of Textiles, chaired debating panels on art practice and judged textile competitions including the NEC’s annual National Knitting Show.
Jenkins also has a wealth of teaching experience. In previous years she was Head of Textiles at a London academy and has also lectured at institutions including West Wales School of The Arts and Oxford University.