Deepa Panchamia (b. 1981, London) makes sculptures, installations and wearable art. Combining both natural and synthetic materials through a repetitive and intricate process of folding, pleating, cutting, layering and stitching, her aim is to discover new ways to manipulate fabric to create engaging textural formations.
Her interests have always centred on the intertwining notions of scale and space, structure and surface and in her work she experiments with new geometries, combining mathematics with her own fabric techniques.
Originally from London, Deepa Panchamia moved to Fiskars Village in Finland in 2012. She is a member of The Cooperative of Artisans, Designers and Artists in Fiskars (ONOMA), The Finnish Association of Textile Artists (TEXO) and The Finnish Association of Designers (ORNAMO).
Previous exhibitions have included the Premio Valcellina Award, Italy; the 7th Triennial of Contemporary Textiles Arts, Belgium; 100% Design London; the Cheongju International Craft Biennale, South Korea; Revelations: International Fine Craft and Creation Biennial, Paris; the Contextile – Contemporary Textile Art Biennial, Portugal; Fiberspace Gallery, Stockholm, and the Design Museum, Helsinki.