Kelly Limerick

b. 1991, Singapore
Lives and works in Singapore

Kelly Limerick is a Singaporean self-taught textile artist who has been crocheting and knitting since she was 7 years old. Often creating without a sketch or fixed design, she has stretched this traditional craft beyond predictable patterns and challenges the stigma of crochet being a ‘granny craft’.

Often freestyled without sketches, her creations range from soft sculptures and textile hangings to large-scale installations, which aim to provide immersive experiences by engaging the site.

Kelly’s current line of inquiry concerns itself with the status of crochet as a ‘craft’, and explores destruction and deconstruction of a medium that is additive in nature. Her ‘Landscapes’ line of work investigates abstract crochet forms unbound by geometrical parameters, harnessing the characteristics of different yarn fibres to execute undulating landscapes, sinuous organic forms and delicate latticework, drawing great inspiration from nature herself.

While pursuing technique by delving deep into crochet and its long history, her work aims to reframe this craft in contemporary times and question the relevance of slow art in a fast-paced society.

Country: Singapore