Kathleen Mullaniff trained at Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts BA Fine Art Painting and University of London Goldsmiths College MA Fine Art.
Kathleen Writes: Since 1994 I have used various pictorial means within my painting practice to map and record the decorative. My starting points have been varied and have encompassed the use of decorative printed fabric, photographic imagery and illustrated floral imagery. It is my intention to investigate the idea of home as a place laden with memory and cultural identity. The ongoing question is one of interpretation, the aim being to render the source material in a poetical pictorial form. Fine Art Practice has placed a question mark over the applied and decorative arts, viewing them from a cultural distance. I endeavour to address in my practice pictorial methods that make a contemporary comment on past histories.
She has exhibited in Painting as a Foreign Language at Cultura Inglesa Sao Paulo. Fabric Reinterpreting the House at Abbott Hall Art Gallery. Loop at Bankfield Museum, Showhouse: at PM Gallery and House. She was awarded an AHRC grant in 2002 in order to research the botanical drawings of , Les Roses, by Pierre-Joseph Redoute, a French artist of the late 18th/ early 19th century. In 2004 she participated in Purl at The Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture where three UK artists and three artists from the USA used the textile archive to make original works. In 2007 she participated in Paisley. Exploding the teardrop at PM Gallery and House. Kathleen has taught Fine Art at a number Universities including the University of Nothumbria in Newcastle, Central St Martins College of Art and Design. She has been an external examiner at Camberwell College of Art and Design and the Univesity of Hertfordshire. From 1992 – 2002 she was the BA Fine Art Programme Leader at Middlesex University.