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Naori Priestly



Naori Priestly graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2007 with a Masters Degree in Mixed Media. Born in western Japan, Naori studied sculpture in Tokyo and New York before settling in England over a decade ago. Naori’s work is illustrative and strongly autobiographical. Her work employs humor to convey the darker, more sinister side of everyday life. Working with textiles, she employs domestic craft skills, such as hand-knitting, crochet, embroidery, appliqué and hand-felt, along with digital technology, like computerised embroidery. Her work has a narrative element, inspired by folk tales and nursery rhymes, where reality, daydreams and nightmares merge into one surreal world. The appearance of charm and naivety belies the subversive concepts that influence her pieces.

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