About

Stewart Kelly MA, BA (Hons), PGCE.

Stewart Kelly is an award winning, internationally recognised artist based in Manchester, United Kingdom.

Stewart gained a BA (Hons) in Fashion & Textiles Design from Liverpool John Moores University specialising in textile art and design. During his studies, Stewart exhibited and sold fabric designs with Indigo Salon at Premiere Vision in Paris. His clients included; Donna Karan, Ralph Lauren, Lauren Vidal, Sahco Hesslein and Ralph Lauren Home Collection.

Following this, Stewart received an Arts & Humanities Research Board postgraduate award to study for an MA in Textiles at Manchester Metropolitan University, specialising in fine art textiles. Since completing his studies, Stewart has established a profile as an exhibiting artist, showing his work in over 100 exhibitions in the United Kingdom, Europe, USA, Canada and China.

Stewart’s work has featured in several international publications including; Embroidery, Fiber Art Now, Textile Fibre Forum, Textile View and Cover Magazine. In addition, Stewart has published online interviews with; ArteMorbida, Explore Fiber, Textile Artist, Textile Curator and Mr X Stitch.

Stewart is a member of the European Textile Network and the Surface Design Association.