Region:Greater London

Technique:Casting, Cold work, Kiln work

Occupation:Artist, Student

Discipline:Design, Fine art, Sculptural

Areas of Interest:Competitions, Exhibition, Workshops

Product:Commission, Design/ Functional/ interiors, Fine Art, Installations, Sculptural, Sculpture, Wall pieces

Country:United Kingdom


Kira Phoenix Kinan

I am a London based artist and designer. My work brings together fine art and craft through works on paper, inimitable glass sculptures, ephemeral installations and multi-exposure photography, which are sustainably and ethically produced in my studio in London. Today my collections are known for their rich colour palette, dynamic lines that intertwist into one another and works that are in constant visual flux. My collections have grown organically through my studies and two residencies, one at Konstfack, Stockholm, Sweden and the other at Edinburgh College of Art, Scotland. I now design and create in my London based studio. I sell globally to a dedicated clientele spanning the UK, Scandinavia, and USA. Each artwork now sits in loving homes or in commercial settings.  I continue to exhibit globally with highlights being Bullseye glass competition Emerge Bullseye 2018, shortlisted for the Ashurst Emerging Artists Prize in 2019, a finalist for The Visual Arts Open (2020), and exhibited at London Craft Week (2022), Decorex International (2022), Future Icons (2023), MADE London (2023), solo show ‘Living Rooms’ (2024) and Craftwork (2024).

The Superposition series are a selection of free-standing glass sculptures exploring the transparent nature of fused glass when each individual layer is placed upon another. These translucent, almost unreal sculptures look like they should be as light as a feather or as sweet as sugar. The interaction with light in both the inner and outer surface is delicately beautiful, at times reflecting the colours around the piece to channelling the light through the centre.

Superposition series , Kira P Kinan

Glass Ishihara 'Lilies' , Kira P Kinan

Optic Cloud , Sylvain Deleu

Sierra in Pale Blue , Sylvain Deleu

Constructure in Bright Blue , Kira P Kinan

Superposition series at London Craft Week , Kira P Kinan

Marigold Frame, Circle , Kira P Kinan

Pale Blue Spikes , Sylvain Deleu

Glass Eye , Kira P Kinan