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Gina Reichert is an artist, architect, and community developer. Her practice is rooted in developing strategies and self-initiated projects in her immediate Detroit neighborhood, defining opportunity in overlooked spaces and using the resources at hand. She has worked for architecture firms and housing organizations in Cincinnati, New Orleans, New York and Detroit, with degrees from Cranbrook Academy of Art (M.Arch) and Tulane University (B.Arch).
◄ Gina Reichert with DJ Drummerbeat and Kumbulani Zamuchiya at the opening reception of DETZIM 16 at U245 Gallery at the College for Creative Studies, Detroit, 2016.
Reichert and her husband, Mitch Cope, practiced collaboratively as Design 99 for 10 years. In 2009, they founded Power House Productions, a nonprofit organization that integrates contemporary art and design into the daily life of the diverse neighborhood where they live and work.
Reichert’s work has been supported by the National Endowment for for the Arts, Creative Capital, the Kennedy Center, and Juxtapoz Magazine, and has received extensive philanthropic support including grants from the Kresge Foundation, Erb Family Foundation, Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, ArtPlace America, Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, and the Tony Hawk Foundation, to name a few.