Blurring the line
between art and craft
Karina Bisch in her workshop
Karina Bish is a French artist (drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, etc.), she likes innovating with new materials and inventing new concepts. She studied arts at Sorbonne and then at the National School of Fine Arts in Paris. In 2000, she won the UBS Arts Award prize.
Between 2005 and 2006, she stayed at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam. Geometric arts, fashion and dance are the main topics of her artistic works. She is also inspired by twenties and thirties avant-gardists. She insists on the handmade and the experimental techniques and materials. She blurs the historical boundaries between art and craft.
In 2012, she invented a new project Painting for Living with handmade scarves. She exhibited twice at Made in Town (2013 and 2015) this project (the third and the fourth opus).
Made in Fontenay-aux-Roses. Both a freelance writer and a press agent, she writes about fashion and people behind it: designers, craftsmen and industrialists. She is a regular contributor on Maison d’Exceptions and Made in France Première Vision online magazines, among others. She is graduated from the Institut de Management et de Communication Interculturels, formerly Institut Supérieur d’Interprétation et de Traduction and from the Institut Français de la Mode.
During the exhibition BOOK SALOON, hosted by Made in Town during the Salon du Livre in Paris, SpMillot designed around an emblem that will be part of the fourth collection edited by Blazers/Blasons.
Made in Town interrupts the daily grind, taking a voyage south to the Midi-Pyrenees region of France, in pursuit of local savoir-faire and products, desiring (as always) to strengthen the bond between the public and producers. The exhibition Made in Town / Montagne Noire parks its suitcases first at the Castres Economic Fair.
In order to promote the know-how and the characteristics of La Rochère glass factory, located in Passavant-la-Rochère in the French department of Haute-Saône, Made in Town conducted a series of six video interviews of French and European designers, who have integrated the know-how of the glass factory into their creations. Each in their own way, they mastered glass.