Karta works with clay, found materials, paint and photography in the “arts in health” and social engagement domain, recognizing the role creativity plays in building communities and increasing wellness in participants. She was an Artist in Residence with the Centre for the Study of Substructured Loss (Toronto), where she began the thematic exploration of clay handling, with emphasis on making as a way to document and move through common human experiences such as grief and loss. During the pandemic with Relational Space Gallery (New York) she co-created "Long Covid We Are Here" a virtual reality installation to stimulate discussion and research on Long Covid. She is part of the Bethlem Gallery Artist Community (London) and delivers clay workshops under their umbrella.

Education 

BA Ceramic Design,  Central Saint Martins UAL, London (2019-2023)

Residencies

2021-22  Bethlem Gallery, Beckenham, UK

2020   Centre for the Study of Substructured Loss, Toronto, Canada

Exhibitions 

2022   Lewisham Arthouse - "May we Know Them", London, UK

2021   Art in Clay - Windsor, UK

2021   Relational Space Gallery - New York - "Long Covid We Are Here" VR installation.

2014   Earthen Hands - Ortus Building, SLAM grant, London, UK

2009 -2016   Sydenham Arts Festival - Brockley Potters, London, UK

2009   Lewisham Arthouse "Open Art Surgery", London, UK

Commissions

2022   Public Art: Mural Lewisham Hospital mental health unit garden. Co-  designed and created with patients. London

2020   Raw clay sculpture to promote Bethlem Gallery annual Art Fair, Beckenham

2020   Public Art: decorating Trig Pillar in Hilly Fields park, London

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2022   Lewisham Borough of Culture 2022 - "Places Faces Women's Art" Crofton Park Library, London, UK

2022   Bethlem Gallery - "An Ecology of Mind" Beckenham, UK

Socially Engaged

2022  Series of Public Clay Workshops: Lewisham Hospital, Ladywell Therapeutic Garden, Bellingham Green, West Wickham High Street, Beckenham High Street.

2022  Lewisham Hospital Psychiatric Unit