Francesca Colussi Cramer is a textile artist and designer based in North Wales, UK.
She read literature and women’s history in Italy, followed by a degree in textile design in the UK. Her design work has been acquired by fashion and interior design brands such as Boden, Etro, Furla (Talent Hub 2012), Ganni, IKEA, J. Crew, Nike, Toast, Uniqlo and Vanessa Bruno; her artworks are included in many private collections worldwide.
Colussi Cramer transforms and re-contextualizes found images, vintage postcards and photographs through a contemporary, three-dimensional perspective. She explores the intersections of what is considered art, design and craft through a medium that has traditionally been perceived as feminine, engaging in a dialogue between a ‘given’ past and a potential present.
She has previously exhibited at New Designers, London; Première Vision, Paris; the 250th Anniversary Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy in 2018 (curated by artist and broadcaster Grayson Parry in the Yellow Room) and the RA Summer Exhibition in 2019; and currently at the newly launched Postal Museum in London for a 2021 exhibition.
Recent press coverage and media commissions include new artworks and designs undertaken for The Paris Review (USA), Flow magazine (Netherlands), The Observer’s New Review (UK) and Brigitte magazine (Germany).