Wilson considers the way we look - contemplating how we remember and how we anticipate places that are familiar to us and places that are not. She reflects on this through her own experiences, contemplating their authenticity whilst trying to distinguish between what has been learnt and what can be un-learnt in this process.
|It's been a Bit rainy, but...... 2016
|From a few different angles 2015
Can you describe your practice in a few words?
Becoming more interdisciplinary and research led.
What is your earliest memory of art?
Wondering how on earth anyone could see a snail in Matisse's work of that name.
Have you shown your work in a non-white cube space before?
What does this sort of space bring to your work?
Does the environment in which you exhibit your work change how your work is perceived?
What is the future for art outside the gallery context?
What is the future for art?
If you could meet one artist living or dead, who would it be and why?
What is your greatest weakness?
Procrastination, indecision, alcohol..............
What is the last exhibition you visited that unnerved you?
I don't know if unnerved is quite right, but the last exhibition which really impressed me was the Turner Prize this year.
What place do aspects of traditional craft play in your work?
Do looking, editing & observing count?
Who have been your main influences over the years, both in historical and recent terms?
So many; Haus-Rucker-Co, Magritte, Felicity Allen, Bourriaud, Jack Brown, Karen David.
What projects do you have coming up in the future?
I've been working in a flat due for demolition with a group of 14 year old girls, creating, developing and installing work.
Project 45 Bute Gardens will come to an end on 10th March, when we will have a brief exhibition of the work before the flat gets flattened!
Alice Wilson lives and works in London. A graduate of Loughbotough University 2005(BA Fine Art Painting) and UAL, Wimbledon School of Art 1011 (MA Fine Art), Wilson has exhibited widely in the UK and Europe. For almost ten years Wilson has worked in Art Education, which has subsequently become an integral factor in her research and practice. Her multi-disciplinary practice has moved from painting, printmaking and photography to include participation, installation and sculpture. 2014 saw Wilson to develop Frame - an Arts Council funded participatory project that attempted to communicate the process and thinking of her own practice. In 2015 Wilson presented her first solo show at ArtLacuna, London and completed the interdisciplinary Residency at Hospitalfield House, Arbroath. She is excited by the start of 2016!