Art of Kent Auction - Flipbook - Page 8
Original and unique, 2019
88cm (w) x 84.5cm (h)
Handwoven cotton, silk, metallic thread and wool, framed with glass
Margo Selby is a textile artist and designer working in weave, originally from
London, she now lives in the coastal town of Whitstable. Working primarily on a
24-shaft dobby loom to make her lampas woven artworks, Margo established her
textiles company in 2003 from her flat in London, progressing to a small shop in
Bloomsbury in 2007.
The ongoing TESSELLATION series was first exhibited in the show ‘Pick by Pick’
with the Rochester Art Gallery and Huguenot Museum in 2017 and later at Turner
Contemporary in Margate, 2020. Her VEXILLUM installation, presented at Somerset House in London
by the Crafts Council, won the Collect Open Award, 2020. Selby exhibits regularly and sells through
commercial galleries in the UK and US and undertakes private commissions.
Concurrent to her art practice, Selby runs a small studio, designing jacquard scarves, interior textiles
and rugs for handwoven and industrial production. She has also made specially commissioned ranges
for Tate, the British Museum and the Royal Opera House. She regularly collaborates with commercial
partners such as Osbourne & Little and Alternative Flooring to make ranges for retail. Recent studio
projects have included designing and weaving with charities Love Welcomes and Fine Cell Work.
This work, titled simply 13,3 (in reference to the warp), in a pallet of emerald greens with accents of gold,
is part of the TESSELLATION series and dates from 2019.