Artisan weaver Joanna Louca creates fabric narratives since 2001 by intertwining diverse materials through complex weaving craftsmanship on domestic hand-looms.
The atelier is based on collective research as well as textile objects combining fine craftsmanship, hand dyeing and artisan techniques, always providing meticulous attention to detail and great respect to local traditional weaving techniques.
Each of the numbered woven editions is endowed by an incessant challenge to cross the boundaries of conventional weaving to resulting in distinct collections.
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Joanna Louca studied Woven Textiles at Middlesex University in 1990 and obtained a Masters Degree in Textiles at Goldsmiths University in 1996.
She then set off as a London based freelance textile designer and consultant. From 1999-2016 she presented her woven accessories collections in Paris, London and New York fashion weeks, through trade shows and showrooms. Her work has been exhibited in various group shows and exhibitions.
In 2012 Joanna Louca woven editions is established taking up commission projects for woven furnishings and wallpieces for private residences and commercial spaces in London, Paris and Nicosia where she currently lives and works.
Selfridges, London / Fortnum & Mason, London / Anthropologie, New York / Henri Bendel, New York / Le Bon Marche, Paris / Harvey Nichols, Dubai / Tomorrowland, Tokyo / Isetan, Tokyo
2016 Standard Incomparable, organized by Helen Mirra, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA
2016 'Appartement', Gallery Bensimon, Group show. Paris.
2015 Mint, Group show. London.
2016 'Choses qui font battre le coeur', Gallery Bensimon, Group show. Paris.
2014 'Nuances', Phytorio, Solo show. Nicosia.
2013 Black Celebration Store, Solo show. Nicosia.
2004 Group show of the new EU members at the Lisbon Expo. Lisbon
2004 11th Triennial of Tapestry, Museum of Lodz. Group show. Lodz.
2004 Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation Museum, Solo show. Nafplio.
2003 11th Biennial of Young European Artists, Group show. Athens.