Deepa Panchamia is a textile artist (born 1981, London), who has lived in Finland since 2012. Combining natural and synthetic fabrics through a repetitive and intricate process of folding, pleating, cutting, layering and stitching, she makes sculptures, installations and wearable art. Her interests have always centred on scale and space, structure and surface and it was during her degree in Decorative Arts (2001–2004) at Nottingham Trent University that she began to use textiles as a medium to explore these notions. In 2012, after her second artist residency in Fiskars village she moved to the Finnish countryside.
Past 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; and the Design Museum, Helsinki.
Deepa Panchamia is a member of The Finnish Association of Textile Artists (Texo), The Finnish Association of Designers (Ornamo) and The Cooperative of Artisans, Designers and Artists in Fiskars (Onoma).