Celia Pym is an artist living and working in London. She has been exploring damage and repair in textiles since 2007 with extensive experience of repairing small everyday holes from snags and cumulative wear to more dramatic damage, from animal nesting, water and moth issues.
Her work has been exhibited internationally, most recently shortlisted and included in the Women’s Hour Craft Prize, V&A Museum, London (2017), the inaugural Loewe Craft Prize, COAM, Madrid, Chamber Gallery, NY and 21_21 Gallery, Tokyo (2017), Between Things, The Minories, Colchester (2017) and Motive/Motif, Vestry House Museum (2019). In 2018 commissioned by the Nouveau Musée National de Monaco she completed, Flying Gold Cape, a new work. She mended a heavily damaged cape from the Museum's archive collection and took it on the road for people to wear and perform in. She was the recipient of the Crafts Council's Penland Fellowship 2018 and in 2019 is preparing an installation MENDING for TOAST as part of London Craft Week.
Her work is held in collections of the Crafts Council UK and Nouveau Musée National de Monaco. She is currently a visiting lecturer in Textiles at the Royal College of Art.