Richard Kraft grew up in London and now lives in Los Angeles. His work is multi-disciplinary, using video, photography, collage and performance, to both construct environments and interrupt the world around us so that incongruities, paradoxes, and multiplicity of meaning might yield a new orientation to the familiar. Exhibitions include Charlie James, LA Louver, Rosamund Felsen and most recently the Laguna Art Museum.
In April 2015 Siglio Press published his artist's book, Here Comes Kitty: A Comic Opera and he is co-editing, with Joe Biel, the first complete volume of John Cage's Diary: How to Improve the World (You Will Only Make Matters Worse) to be released by Siglio in the autumn of 2015. Publications include BOMB, Stonecutter, Short Fiction among other journals, and in 2013 Manor House published his collaboration with the poet Peter Gizzi, In the Air.
Kraft frequently uses public spaces for installations with work appearing on the sides of buses and in library aisles, as well as for performances which have taken place in Oxford Circus and Speaker’s Corner in London, along the Las Vegas Strip, at the Wendover Air Force Base, outside “Little Sparta” in rural Scotland, and downtown Charlottesville, Virginia. Most recently the City of West Hollywood (as part of the city's thirtieth anniversary celebrations) commissioned Kraft to produce 100 Walkers, West Hollywood which was performed on April 18th 2015.