CARRIE REicHARDT

London / UK

Carrie Reichardt is a self-titled ‘craftivist’. Her work blurs the boundaries between craft and activism, using the techniques of muralism, mosaic and collage to create intricate, highly-politicised works of art. More recently she has been involved in a series of public art projects that focuses on the ‘People’s History’- documenting history where it happens and exploring how artists can disrupt traditional narratives and offer different positive perspectives. […]

Biography / CARRIE REicHARDT

Carrie Reichardt is a self-titled ‘craftivist’. Her work blurs the boundaries between craft and activism, using the techniques of muralism, mosaic and collage to create intricate, highly-politicised works of art. More recently she has been involved in a series of public art projects that focuses on the ‘People’s History’- documenting history where it happens and exploring how artists can disrupt traditional narratives and offer different positive perspectives.

Reichardt has been involved in community and public art projects for two decades, designing and consulting on large-scale mosaic murals in various local communities. She has produced a community mosaic in Miravalle, one of the most deprived districts on the fringes of Mexico City as well as projects in Argentina and Chile. In 2018, Reichardt finally completed the transformation of her west London home into a giant mosaic mural – a process that took twenty years and tens of thousands of tiles to complete.

In 2013, Reichardt won the prestigious Winston Churchill Travelling Fellowship to research ‘How to advance community mosaics in the UK’.

Reichardt trained at Kingston University and achieved a First Class degree in Fine Art from Leeds Metropolitan. She was Artist in Residence at Camberwell Art College in 2009, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, USA 2014 and is currently artist is residence with The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.

Reichardt is frequently called to speak on the use of craft and art as protest and has presented at Museum of Liverpool, Victoria and Albert Museum, ICA, Powerhouse Museum in Sydney.