Fiona Wilson

Senior Lecturer

School of Digital, Technologies and Arts

Fiona has held a number of academic posts teaching textiles and surface pattern design at Leeds University, Leeds College of Art and Huddersfield University.

Alongside teaching Fiona has her own studio based practice creating printed designs (Fiona Wilson Prints) that are sold in galleries and shops.

Prior to retraining in textiles and completing a second degree, Fiona worked in Sales and Marketing for ten years after gaining her degree in Business Studies at Oxford Brookes University.

Website: Fiona Wilson Prints

Academic qualifications

2013-2014 - Staffordshire University - Postgraduate Certificate in Higher and Professional Education - Distinction

2009 – 2011 Manchester Metropolitan University – MA Textiles - Distinction

2006 – 2009 Bradford School of Arts and Media - BA Hons Surface Design and Textiles - 1st Class Hons

2005 – 2006 Huddersfield Technical College - Access to Art
1991-1994 - Oxford Brookes University - BA Hons Business Studies - 2:1

Awards

2010 – Embroiderers’ Guild Scholar Bursary

2009 – Finalist - Needle Forge Mill Museum Embroidery Competition – Awarded Sketchbook Prize

2008 – 3rd Prize in the Rugmark Design a Rug Competition with entry being exhibited at 100% Design

Enterprise and commercial interests

Exhibitions, Past and Present

2014 - Paper, Scissors, Stone - Joint Exhibition Sunnybank Mills, Leeds

2013 - Prints Charming - Joint Exhibition Sock Gallery, Loughborough

2012 - Surface - West Yorkshire Print Workshops

2012 - Magnificent Stitches - Guild House Guildford

2012 - North Yorkshire Open Studios - West End Gallery, Scarborough

2011 - Bedazzled - Yorkshire Craft Centre, Bradford

2011 – Art in the Gardens, Sheffield

2011 – Group Exhibition, The Beetroot Gallery, Draycott

2011 – Made in Yorkshire – Quilt Museum, York

2011 – Saltaire Arts Trail

2011 – Holmfirth Arts Market

2010 – Featured Artist - Knit and Stitch Show, Alexandra Palace, London

2010 – Featured Artist – Knit and Stitch Show, RDS, Dublin

2010 – Featured Artist – Knit and Stitch Show, Harrogate

2010 – Society of Designer Craftsmen – Art in the Gardens, Sheffield

2010 – Society of Designer Craftsmen, The Mall, London

2009 – Graduate Showcase – Festival of Quilts, NEC

2009 – ‘Freedom’ Exhibition at the Needle Forge Mill Museum

2008 – Saltaire Arts Market

2008 – Holmfirth Arts Market

Publications

2010 – Embroiderers’ Guild Scholar – Embroidery Magazine

2009 – Graduate Showcase - Embroidery Magazine

2008 – Awards Double - Interiors Monthly

Top 15 for Teaching Quality

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021

6th for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022

Midlands University of the Year

Midlands Business Awards 2020