Deepa Panchamia makes fabric sculptures, installations and wearable art. Drawn to textiles for its tactile qualities, she combines both natural and synthetic fabrics through a repetitive and intricate process of folding, pleating, cutting, layering and stitching.
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 British Indian artist (born 1981, London), who has lived in Finland since 2012. Her interests have always centred on scale and space, structure and surface and it was during her degree in Decorative Arts 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.
She 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).