Vanessa Rolf graduated in 2004 from MA Mixed Media Textiles at the Royal College of Art. She is a member of the 62 Group of textile artists, exhibiting widely and working to commission.

Vanessa founded and directed ReachOutRCA, the Royal College of Art’s outreach programme, which instigates inspirational and innovative exchanges between young people, their teachers and the RCA community. She was made an honorary fellow of the Royal College of Art for her role with ReachOutRCA in 2017.

Vanessa has a Post Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching and has taught at Chelsea College of Arts (UAL); University of the Creative Arts, Farnham and Winchester School of Art. She also runs workshops based on her practice in a range of settings with wide ranging participants, sometimes as one off events, other times as part of residency and community engagement briefs.

Vanessa lives and works in Winchester, Hampshire.