Ekta Kaul is an award-winning textile artist, maker and educator. Her textiles are imbued with character, they speak of exquisite hand craftsmanship, simplicity and timelessness. Her embroidered cartographic quilts – ‘Story Maps’ – seek to tell personal stories of place through maps.
Kaul draws inspiration from aerial photography, vintage maps, Zen gardens and architecture. Her work explores contemporary expressions of stitch using age-old techniques of embroidery, hand dyeing and block printing. Her creative voice is an assimilation of her Indian heritage and British training.
Kaul’s work is held in several private collections and is seen at a select group of galleries in London, New York and Tokyo among others. She has received awards from the Crafts Council and the Arts Council England and was a finalist of the Jerwood Makers Open 2019. She has been a maker member of Contemporary Applied Arts since 2012.
Kaul trained at the National Institute of design in Ahmedabad, India, and holds an MA in Textile Design from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh.