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Patricia Kinsella

B.F.A., Textile Arts, California College of Arts and Crafts; Oakland, California M.F.A., Fiber, Cranbrook Academy of Arts; Bloomfield Hills, Michigan


Patricia Kinsella is a freelance textile designer and artist. An expert weaver, she has taught courses in weaving, the principles of textiles and textile quality control as well as Italian fashion and culture since 1982.

In addition to teaching, Kinsella has worked as curator for several textile exhibits at the world-famous Textile Museum of Prato. Her own work has appeared in specialized publications and has been exhibited internationally. Selected public collections include The American Craft Museum, NY; The Longhouse Foundation, Southampton, NY; The National Design Collection of the Smithsonian Institute, NY; and The First Bank of Boston, Boston, MA.

Professional awards include the Design Preis Schweiz (Switzerland, 1994), the Sincol Award, Nagoya (Japan, 1993), The New York Foundation for the Arts (1985) and the National Endowment for the Arts (1982).

Kinsella has been teaching weaving courses for Syracuse University in Florence since 1987.