Mirren Kessling is an artist and illustrator based in London. 

Her work centres intricately detailed black and white drawings, informed by her research into metalwork, textiles, devotional objects and practices, walking, archetypes and herbalism. Her contemporary re-imaginings of objects exist as works on paper, prints, garments and design collaborations. 

She graduated with a BFA from the Ruskin School of Art at the University of Oxford in 2016. Her work has been exhibited in solo exhibitions at Modern Art Oxford, Cube Gallery London, Commons and group exhibitions at The Museum for the History of Science, Ashmolean Musuem, Modern Art Oxford, Modern Artists Gallery, York Art Gallery and Jelly. Selected for prizes including CVAN South East's Platform, Ambit Artist Award and Aesthetica Art Prize. 

She lectures and mentors students on Fashion Curation, Photography, Cultural Studies and Fine Art courses at London College of Communications, London College of Fashion and Oxford Brookes University. Mirren facilitates experimental drawing workshops at organisation such as Natural History Museum, Fusion Arts, The Old Firestation, Modern Art Oxford.  

Mirren has written and created visual experiences for publications and platforms including Ignota Press, University of the Arts London and Roam. She creates illustrations and one off fonts, previous collaborations include HAG, Jackdaw Films, BRACIA Atelier pop-up dining experiences and Fauness' debut album The Golden Ass released by Cascine label in 2022. 

Alongside this she is a Curator and Cultural Programmer as part of London College of Fashions Cultural Programme on East Bank, previously she led the curation of the events programme at Jerwood Arts between 2018-2022. She is a sacred celebrant and the co-founder of Just Druid, a collective which runs nature based events, monthly meditation events around London's green spaces and designs limited edition runs of clothes (path-wear). 

Email: mirren[at]

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