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 Roman Fashion Week, on February 1st, 2011, Sylvio Giardina and Stato di Famiglia presented a performance-installation, curated by Emanuela Nobile Mino at the Palazzo delle Scienze.
The collection of clothing and textiles developed by French designer Cathy Amouroux in collaboration with Ereena's Indian workshops, specialists in "eri" silk, can be discovered exclusively at Made in Town.
In order to promote the know-how and characteristics of the tapestry from Aubusson, the county town of the French region of Creuse, Made in Town conducted a series of three documentary videos at the request of the International City of the Tapestry and Woven art, in partnership with l’Institut français de la mode and with the support of the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès.