Born: United Kingdom 1992 Lives and works: London, United Kingdom
Charlotte Kidger is a London, UK based artist/maker. As an experimental material-led artist, Kidger’s practice is driven by her urge and curiosity to investigate unwanted industrial waste. The artist transforms and reprocesses the waste product to create a sustainable material for her sculptural and functional works.
Kidger graduated from Leeds College of Art (2014) and Central Saint Martins (2018) with a background in Colour and Material Design and an MA Material Futures. Since graduation, Kidger took part in the Re.Use, Re.Think, Re.Imagine group exhibition with Hauser & Wirth Somerset, 2019. The exhibition focused on practices that explored unique responses to materials and processes. In the same year, Kidger’s work was also selected for Design Transfigured/ Waste Re-imagined at Georgetown University Art Galleries. This exhibition focused on materials and processes specifically related to waste and up cycling. In 2019 Kidger was selected for the Crafts Council Hothouse Programme. Upcoming shows include being selected as one of the 24 designers to exhibit in the Curated Section at Collectible 2020 in Brussels.
Kidger has been a finalist in the HIX Art Award 2018, Creaftiga 2018 and Design Blok Prague Diploma Section 2019 where Kidger's work was commended for utilising and re-purposing waste materials. Kidger's work has been commissioned by clients including Selfridges, Converse, Adidas, 2LG, Red Deer and Browns Fashion.