Caryn Simonson is the BA Textile Design Course Director at Chelsea.
Simonson has exhibited work across photography, video, sculpture and installation within the context of contemporary textiles. Her work has centred around the performance of gender, sexuality, the subversion of identity, clothing and the body. Curatorial projects include Textile Transporter (2007) at arttransponder gallery, Berlin and co-curation of an exhibition of Textile Futures Research Group (TFRG) members' work in Second Life (2009), the online 3D virtual social environment. Caryn was editor of 'Skin and Cloth' (November 2008) a special issue of Textile: the Journal of Cloth and Culture (Berg) and is a member of the International Editorial Advisory Board for Textile.