Alice Wilson (b. 1982, United Kingdom) received an M.A. in Fine Art, in 2011 from Wimbledon College of Art, UAL, and her BAhons 1st Class in 2005, from the Loughborough University School of Art and Design. Completing a residency in Aarhus, Denmark during May 2018 supported by the British Council, she returned to Aarhus in October for a significant Solo Exhibition Goat Moth at Godsbanen. Other recent exhibitions include HarderEdge at the Saatchi Gallery, London, Dec 2018 Painting and Other Bad Habits at Charlotte Fogh Gallery, Aarhus, Nov 2018 Unlearning a Solo Exhibition @ DOLPH projects, London, Sept 2017, and Recreational Grounds, a public intervention in a disused South London car park, April 2018. In 2019 Wilson has installed 4 significant works at Cheeseburn Sculpture Park for the 2019-20 programme, is exhibiting with Domo Baal as part of the group exhibition Backyard Sculpture and has installed her largest work to date at Thames Side Studios Gallery for the group exhibition Modern Finance. She will be presenting solo exhibitions with JGM Gallery and Glass Cloud Gallery later in 2019.

Education

MA Fine Art, 2009 - 2011.Wimbledon College of Art, UAL.

BA Honour Fine Art, 1st Class, 2002-2005.Loughborough University School of Art and Design

 

Solo Exhibitions

Alice Wilson, JGM Gallery, September 2019
Alice Wilson, Glass Cloud Gallery, August 2019
Goat Moth, Godsbaden, Denmark, November 2018
Alice Wilson, DOLPH, London, September 2017
Cheap Laughs, The Pump House Gallery, Battersea Park, London, May, 2017

From a few different angles, Artlacuna, London, April 2015
The Tourist. Solo Show, Boat Hotel, Inverness-shire. June -Sept, 2012

 

Group Exhibitions

2019

Backyard Sculpture, Domo Baal, June 2019
Immaculate Dream, Collyer Bristow Gallery, June 2019
Modern Finance at Thames Side Studios May 2019
Cheeseburn Sculpture Park, exhibiting in the 2019-20 programme.
Harder Edge, Saatchi Gallery, London, until 14th Jan 2019

2018

Painting and Other Bad Habits, Charlotte Fogh Gallery, Aarhus, Denmark until 14th Jan 2019
Harder Edge, The Hospital Club, London 29th November, 2018
The Waiting Room, Wimbledon Space, London, October, 2018
Shotlisted John Moores Painting Prize 2018
Surface, JGM Gallery, London, June 2018
Do Re Me So Fa La Te, The Grif n Gallery, Perimeter Space, May 2018
Recreational Grounds, curated by Fiona Grady and Tim Ralston, April 6th 2018

2017

Window Sill, group show curated by Karen David, Griffin Gallery, London, until 25th August '17

2016

Acts of Searching Closely, ASC Gallery, London,1st-11th November

30degrees celsius, ASC Gallery, London, Augugst-September

Counter Fitters, Geddes Gallery, London. Opening 25th February

2015

From a few different angles, Solo Show, Artlacuna, London, April

2014

Pick and Mix, Mother Gallery, Hackney Wick, August. A5 at Athena Art Fair. Lubomirov-Easton, Greece. May.

2013

First Come, First Served. Lion and Lamb Gallery, London Dec - Jan.

Pop Up Print Show. Artlacuna, London. December.

Paper Nautillus. Installation project held in building up until its point of demolition. Nautillus Press, London. January.

Flatland, curated by Laura Hensser.Bargate Monument Gallery, Southampton. July.

The Tourist. Solo Show, Boat Hotel, Inverness-shire. June -Sept.

Still, curated by Laura Hensser, Old College Library,Chelsea College of Art & Design. Feb - March

2011

Same Place Different Faces IG Gallery, London. November.

Alice Wilson Photographs Solo Show at St Georges Art Gallery,London. Oct - Nov.

Wimbledon MA Degree Show, London, Sept.

Shortlisted Jealous Art Print Prize.

Futura Bold/Futura Oblique Group Show at The Nunnery Gallery, London.

2010

Monster Group Show, 242 Gallery, London. I Swore I Sore, Group Show at The Nunnery Gallery, London

2009

Deutsche Postbank, Exhibition at the bank’s London offices. Nov-Dec

2008

Daily Landscapes, Show with Ralph Anderson, Boat of Garten, Scotland.

2007

Viewing Club, Hats Plus, Kings Cross, London. Viewing Club, Group Show, Secession Wichtelgesse, Vienna.

2006

One Year Later, Group Show La Viande Gallery, London. Viewing Club, Group Show, Henkel Stuben, Berlin.

2005

Viewing Club, Group Show, The Uxbridge Arms, London. Warsaw Project Space, Group Show, Manchester. New Graduates, Group Show, La Viande Gallery, London.

 

Residencies

Merz Barn, March-April 2017 Supported by DOLPH and the Littoral Arts Trust. I was given the opportunity to live and work in the Cumbrian landscape as part of DOLPH projects where I will be exhibiting in September 2017. The MErz Barn was Kurt Schwitters final place of work, he didn't complete his installation here due to ill health, the work and the site are being preserved for educational and cultural heritage.

Hospitalfield Interdisciplinary Residency, August 2015

I was selected for this residency from an application which cited my ambition to consolidate ideas I have been developing over the previous two years, examining links between my educational work, participatory projects and studio practice. The residency itself is aimed at those working across the arts and designed to develop dialogue with others through shared studio spaces, mealtimes and living together in the spectacular arts and crafts building that is Hospitalfield House.I used the time to write about developments in my practise, it was an amazing opportunity through which I obtained a level of concentration that I have not achieved before and am keen to hold on to.

Commissions, Freelance Art and Participatory Projects

 

Artist for The National Maritime Museum - Documenting Deptford Project, part of the Endeavour Programme

The project is formed of 3 study days, delivered by Ben Weddell from the National Maritime. For each study day I have designed a creative response.
The project is working towards a 3D gallery outcome that will be presented in the new Tudor and Stuarts Seafarers Gallery due to open in 2018. From the work produced with pupils I will fabricate an object that will communicate what the pupils would like to relay about their understanding of Deptford's place in history and as well as communicating something of their lives in Deptford now.

Saatchi Gallery Schools Programme

Artist on the Jack Petchey Start Programme with Children and the Arts and The Saatchi Gallery 2016-17

An exciting project with 4 other artists; Maru Rojas, Sadie Edington, Andrew Kerr and Amy Leung. With support and direction from Head of Education at the Saatchi Gallery Rozenn Logan
The broad aim of the project is to introduce high quality contemporary art to students in a way that is inspiriing, engaging and challenging.

Parasol unit Workshops

Parasol unit contemporary art foundation is a not-for-profit art institution that operates purely for the public benefit, as part of the educational programme run by Lala Thorpe I have designed and will deliver a workshop this July and a larger participatory project in October.

July 2016

Primary school workshop in response to Ran Begum Exhibition.

October 2016

Installing an interactive drawing sculpture and working with a variety of groups as part of The Big Draw 2016

 

ASC Gallery and 2InSpire August 2016

A programme of workshops in collaboration with ASC Gallery and 2InSpire - a local community facility on the Aylesbury Estate, Walworth. Using the exhibition of paintings by Rae Hicks at ASC gallery as a starting point, the group made drawings from the paintings and from the local area. Working together to generate a collaborative wall based painting

that has the potential to be translated into a permanent mural in the local area.

 

Swiss Cottage Gallery August 2016

Building Dens as part of the Summer programme at the gallery. Making dens with some of the younger visitors to the gallery and library, in habiting the forum space between the gallery and library. The dens will remain in place for a few weeks and young visitors will be encouraged to use them as spaces to read, draw, paint or just be, they have ownership of their dens and so will dictate their use.

Project 45 Bute Gardens, 2016. I identified a flat set for demolition and secured its use for a 2 month project, I worked with nine 14 year olds devising and installing work in the blank canvas of 45 Bute Gardens.

 

frame workshops delivered as part of the opening of Yellow Pavillion, a community centre at Wembley Park, October 2015 I ran an open drop in session for local schools and communities at the opening celebration of this community centre. It was a new environment for me as the project was entrely funded by Quintain, the property developers responsible for Wembley Park in collaboration with Hunt and Gather anparticipatory arts collective.

 

frame as part of Open Open, Swiss Cottage Gallery, Camden, August 2015 I ran a series of workshops, using the concept from frame to engage visitors to the gallery in drawing and looking. Open Open is an open call exhbition which allows amateurs and professionals to bring work along and hang it. In response to this the drawings that were made by participants over the exhibition were projected on to a wall in the gallery and traced in place, creating a collaborative artwork which grew throughout the exhibition.

 

Arts and Culture Grant from Wandsworth Council. March 2015

Awarded to deliver frame workshops to Falconbrook Primary School, culminating in a visit to my solo exhibition at Art Lacuna project space with the intention of developing a long term engagement with the school and Art Lacuna space.

 

Artescape Workshops, January 2015

Lala Thorpe, Director of Artescape asked me to be a visitng Artist for Artescape. Lala had seen my project frame and wanted me to run a session with 2 groups of ‘Artescapers’.

frame. August 2014

 

Arts Council England Grant for the Arts - Community Unification Project

I received funding to realise my participatory project frame at the 2014 Hackney WickED Arts Festival, London. www.frame-alicewilson.org frame is a project which began by developing the concept of using my own artistic practice as a tool to engage with others. A large structure consisting of frames in various sizes was constructed to provide viewfinders for the surrounding area of Hackney Wick. Various drawing methods were available to the public, the most popular was the provision of an individual framing device through which the paricipant could trace the landscape directly on to acetate, acting like a manual camera the frame had a perspex centre which supported the acetate and drawing. This project has been a catalyst to my practice and research in the time since.

 

Figure Ground, August 2014 interviewed as part of the artists group Figure Ground’s investigation into particpatory arts, material is to be documented for upcoming exhibition.

 

Commission for Sing London, October 2013 I was commissioned to make a museum object that would describe the importance of the ball-bearing which was displayed in the educational exhibition The Travelling Museum of British Invention.

 

Professional Development

 

engage confrence 2016 Liverpool Activism and Art. Coinciding with the Liverpool Biennial this was a great opportunity to meet with colleagues and hear about interesting research and news in the gallery education sector.

engage International Conference. A Different Game: Young people working with art and artists 19th-20th November 2015 Glasgow Royal Concert Hall I attended this years engage international conference to catch up with colleagues working in gallery education and to take part in the exciting programme of events, as well as visiting sessions at the Tramway, Glasgow Women’s Library, WASP Studios, Project Ability and GENERATION.

 

engage Summer School July 2014 I presented on the ethics of volunteering as part of a 3 day residential programme at Falmouth School of Art discussing Ethics in Gallery Education. engage is a membership organisation representing gallery, art and education professionals in the UK and over 20 countries worldwide. engage promotes access to, enjoyment and understanding of the visual arts through gallery education.