Approved: 16.08.2006

Alessandra Ausenda

Archived
Approved: 16.08.2006

Concepts
Over the past few years my work has involved the viewer in an increasing role. My initial interest lay in investigating a subject matter that evoked individual responses for the viewer. These subsequently influenced the way I approached the making of '24 Hour Rhythm and Rhyme'.

More recently the viewer has become the maker and I merely facilitate the work. This has opened up new possibilities

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  • Location: Penzance, South West
 

Biography

Concepts Over the past few years my work has involved the viewer in an increasing role. My initial interest lay in investigating a subject matter that evoked individual responses for the viewer. These subsequently influenced the way I approached the making of '24 Hour Rhythm and Rhyme'. More recently the viewer has become the maker and I merely facilitate the work. This has opened up new possibilities for future work. Trying to balance materials with meaning to create a narrative allowing for multiple interpretations are central concerns for me. I seek to constantly extend my own knowledge of materials, build on my existing skills and provide opportunities for others to participate in a creative process.Influences My Italian background with its customs and traditions has often been my reference point.Career path 2002 MA, Fine Art, Falmouth College of Arts 1988 PGCE Art Teachers' Certificate, Goldsmiths College, London 1985 BA Hons Degree, Fine Art (First Class), Falmouth School of Art 2000 Year of the Artist Award, South West Arts Currently I am involved in collaborative projects, working alongside other artists, often from different art forms.

CV & Education

Group exhibitions 2003 - Wish You Were Here, 10 venues across Cornwall 2002 - Field of Vision, Site-specifc Project, Tremenheere, Penzance 2001 - Obsession, Newlyn Art Gallery, Newlyn, Penzance 1999 - Learning Curves, Education Studio, Tate Gallery, St Ives 1998 - Off the Wall, Christmas show, Newlyn Art Gallery, Cornwall 1998 - The Pleasure of Influence, Dartingon Arts Gallery 1998 - The Pleasure of Influence, Hotbath Gallery, Bath 1996 - Acknowedging Influences, The Gallery, Falmouth College of Arts 1994 - Strandline, Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery 1994 - The Melting Pot, Tate Gallery, St Ives Education Studio, Cornwall 1992 - Mixed Show, Rainyday Galery, Penzance, Cornwall 1991 - Women Artists from the South West, Spacex Gallery, Exeter, Devon, touring 1990 - Touring show, Belarion art Show '90, Cornwall 1988 - Mixed Show, St Pauls Gallery, London 1988 - Of the Cloth, two women show, Chelsea School of Art, London 1987 - Newlyn Orion Gallery, Penzance, Cornwall 1985 - Penwith Gallery, St Ives, Cornwall 1985 - St Mawes Castle, Cornwall