Athens born and London based artist Ismini Samanidou trained at Central Saint Martins and the Royal College of Art. Her practice touches on the boundaries of craft, art and design with work developed for site specific commissions, industry collaborations and unique pieces for exhibition.

Her work has been exhibited internationally with solo shows in the UK and USA and has just completed an invited residency at the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation in Connecticut, USA. Ismini’s textiles are held in private and public collections including the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. She is the recipient of numerous awards including the Jerwood Contemporary Makers award for Timeline, a large-scale textile installation.

Ismini has lectured internationally including The Royal College of Art and Central Saint Martins in London, Textile Kultur Haslach in Austria and Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina USA.