ANNIKA REED

Annika Reed standing in front of her woodblock installation

It began as a child, my love affair with print and colour. I was constantly surrounded by pattern books, my dad being an upholsterer. After school I would sit in his workshop and admire his latest creation, transforming objects most would abandon into exquisite pieces of furniture. I would take the old swatches of fabric and make homes for my toys, by cutting them up and using them as carpet and wallpaper in a cardboard box. 

I gained a 1st class Honours degree from the University of Brighton and 6 years later an MA from UAL both in Fine Art Printmaking where I specialised in woodblock printing. I received many awards for my printmaking and worked alongside masters of my craft in China and Portugal. 

In 2018 I became pregnant and wanted to decorate my daughters nursery in wallpaper that came to life, that would fill my daughters head with images and ideas that she would remember forever. There was nothing on the market that was fun, yet sophisticated, that was quirky not childish. It was clear that the only wallpaper I visioned could be made myself.  Annika Reed Studio and my daughter were born. 

Education

2014 Distinction, MA Fine Art Printmaking, Camberwell College of Art

2009 PGCE Secondary Art and Design, University of Exeter

2007 First Class Honours, BA (Hons) Fine Art Printmaking, University of Brighton

Exhibitions include

(Solo)

2015 Insignificant Little Blob, ASC Gallery, London

2013 Fish Tea and the Everlasting Hero, Rhyme Factory, London

2012 Old Timers for Old Times, Exeter

(Group)

2019 London Design Fair, Old Truman Brewery

2015 Creekside Open 2015, Selected by Lisa Milroy, A.P.T Gallery, London

2014 Clifford Chance Purchase Print Prize, Clifford Chance, London

2014 MA Select Showcase, Camberwell Space
2014 MA Degree Show, Camberwell College of Art

2014 Pomegranate, Camberwell Interim Show

2013 Paperwork, Inland Studios, London

2013 Paperwork, Diving School, Bristol,

2013 Proof, Brixton East, London

2013 MAtrix, Bride Well Theatre, London

Residencies:

2014 Bartolomeu dos Santos Residency, Tavira, Portugal

2006 Chinese Residency, University of Shanghai 

Awards:

2015 Creekside Open 2015, Best in Show selected by Lisa Milroy

2014 London Print Studio Graduate Award

2014 Clifford Chance Purchase Print Prize

2014 The Edward Ardizzone Award

2014 Artichoke Printmaking Award

2014 Shortlisted Bloomberg New Contemporaries

2013 Art Council Funding for Paperwork, Publication

2007 ‘Best in Show’ University of Nagoya, Japan

2007‘Highly Commended’ Burt and Brill and Cardens

Collaborations and Community Projects

National Portrait Gallery

Saatchi Gallery

Dulwich Picture Gallery

Paperwork

Clifford Chance

Read Horse

Annika Reed Luxury handmade wallpapers Reduction Woodcut Print

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

TRADE SHOW

2019 London Design Fair, Truman Brewery, London 

SOLO

2015 Insignificant Little Blob, ASC Gallery, London

2013 Fish Tea and the Everlasting Hero, London

2012 Old Timers for Old Times, Exeter

2007, Shanghai University, China

GROUP

2017 Empire II, Venice Biannual, Venice

2016 Woolwich Open, London

2016 Loop, Bankside, London

2015 Creekside Open, Selected by Lisa Milroy, A.T.P Gallery, London

2014 Select Showcase, Camberwell Space