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Karen Richmond – Bath Spa University

Personal statement

Karen Richmond has a broad practice which includes making things, curation, site-specific works, installations, participation projects and research projects. In 2000 she received an MA in Design Products from the Royal College of Art. In 1996 she graduated from Kingston University with a BA (Hons) in Sculpture.

Her work engages the people in a potentially new set of narratives creating questions around pre-existing functions, the language of objects and our relationships to them. A permanent piece in the form of a ‘step-up’ concrete structure is positioned adjacent to the Oxo Tower, London and is entitled ‘At an Angle’ It invites people walking along the Thames Path to step up and view their environment at a different angle.

International projects have included industry work with Hakahodo in Japan, Beijing Art and Crafts Association in China, and education projects with Sushant School of Design in Dehli, and the British Council in Morocco.

Karen has worked on projects with: V&A Education, Tate Modern, Raw Canvas, Wentworths, Worshipful Company of Pewterers, South Bank Centre, Royal Festival Hall, Crafts Council, UAL, KhiB, Flour, Maiko Tsutsumi and others.

Recently, Karen worked with Bath Spa students and the Holburne Museum on an exclusive series of 3D objects exploring themes of material, place and identity for the museum shop.

Academic qualifications

  • FdA Art and Design, Swindon College
  • BA Sculpture, Kingston University
  • MA Design Products, Royal College of Art.

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