Founder and Artist of the pioneering concept, BeatWoven®
Nadia-Anne Ricketts is the founder and artist of the pioneering concept, BeatWoven®; an art led studio that uses fabric as a symbolic reference to the canvas of our visual reality, brought to life by visualising and interweaving the unseen, yet playful energetic patterns of sound or music. Consequently sound becomes tangible through decorative cloth creating new and deeper emotional connections within our surroundings.
Nadia's mission is to not only decorate our planet with these special, exquisitely crafted fabrics but to also inspire a new way of thinking about the source of pattern formation in a digital age and through its bespoke tech tools, bring into our reality the manifestation of music, sound and design.
Currently, each fabric is presented as wall art and large scale fabric applications that fit in an interior/fashion setting and works mainly with musicians on special bespoke commissions.
Selected collectors, commissioned projects and partners so far include The Cooper Hewitt, The Smithsonian Design Museum, NYC, The King Abdulaziz Centre for World Culture, Saudi Arabia. The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, U.A.E. The David Bowie Estate, Warner Music UK. Press and publications include NYTimes, FT Magazine, Cool Hunting and The Digital Handmade – Craftsmanship in the New Industrial Revolution 1 & 2.
Nadia was also diagnosed with dyslexia at the age of 29, whilst studying at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design as a mature student. Previously she trained as a pro dancer/performer and worked internationally around the globe.