Approved: 16.08.2006

Alexandra Shorey

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Approved: 16.08.2006

My work is about the relationship I have with horses: how they make me feel, their movements and forms of communication. I strive to capture the emotional sensitivity of the animal through body language and gesture.
Sculpting my horses takes me to a place of memory, hooves, muzzles, and long days shared with my childhood horses. I love the grace and elegance of the horse, beauty, fragility and

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  • Location: Sheffield, Yorkshire
 

Biography

My work is about the relationship I have with horses: how they make me feel, their movements and forms of communication. I strive to capture the emotional sensitivity of the animal through body language and gesture. Sculpting my horses takes me to a place of memory, hooves, muzzles, and long days shared with my childhood horses. I love the grace and elegance of the horse, beauty, fragility and their connectedness to wilderness and days gone by. I work with mixed media to draw the process of making into my experience of each individual piece. I am not a fan of reproductions, as each horse must develop its own unique character from skeleton to skin.

CV & Education

Qualifications and training 2004 - BA (Hons) Fine Art, University of Derby, Derby Group exhibitions 2011 - Artlondon, Royal Hospital, Chelsea, London 2011 - Christmas Exhibition, The Fairfax Gallery, Tunbridge Wells 2010 - Autumn Exhibition, Josie Eastwood Fine Art, Winchester 2010 - Spring Exhibition, Josie Eastwood Fine Art, Winchester 2009 - Bristol AAF, Old Passenger Shed, Bristol 2009 - Summer Exhibition, Josie Eastwood Fine Art, Winchester 2009 - Tangible Worlds, Artrooms Gallery, Liverpool 2009 - The Affordable Art Fair, Battersea Park, London 2009 - The London Art Fair, Business Design Centre, London 2008 - Artlondon, Royal Hospital, Chelsea, London 2008 - Flora and Fauna, Gallerytop, Rowsley 2008 - Only Dogs and Horses, Iona House Gallery, Woodstock 2008 - The Affordable Art Fair, Battersea Park, London 2008 - The Kent and Sussex Art Fair, The Great Barn, Rolvenden 2008 - The London Art Fair, Business Design Centre, London 2007 - Artistic Animals, Lena Boyle Fine Art, London 2007 - ArtLondon, Royal Hospital, Chelsea, London 2007 - Lena Boyle Fine Art, Autumn Exhibition, Ashursts, London 2007 - Summer Exhibition, The Fairfax Gallery, Tunbridge Wells 2007 - The Affordable Art Fair, Battersea Park, London 2007 - The London Art Fair, Business Design Centre, London 2006 - AAF Bristol, Old Passenger Shed, Temple Meads, Bristol 2006 - AAF Spring Collection, Battersea Park, London 2006 - ArtLondon, Royal Hospital, Chelsea, London 2006 - Cork Art Fair, Cork City Hall, Cork 2006 - Spring Exhibition 2006, Josie Eastwood Fine Art, Winchester 2006 - Summer Exhibition, The Fairfax Gallery, Tunbridge Wells 2006 - The London Art Fair, Business Design Centre, London 2006 - The Welsh Festival of the Horse, Castle Gallery, Margam Park, Swansea 2006 - The Works on Paper Fair 2006, Royal College of Art, London 2006 - Three from Woodbine, The Troubador Gallery, London 2006 - Woodbine in Chelsea, The Chelsea Gallery, London 2005 - Affordable Art Fair Bristol, Old Passenger Shed, Temple Meads, Bristol 2005 - artLondon Art Fair, Burton's Court, London 2005 - ARTSPACE 2005, Barn Galleries, Henley 2005 - ARTSPACE 2005 Worcester, Church Farm, Shrawley, Worcestershire 2005 - Cannes International Art Fair, Palm Beach, Cannes, France 2005 - Canterbury Art Fair, Westgate Hall, Canterbury 2005 - Cork International Art Fair, City Hall, Cork, Ireland 2005 - Edinburgh Contemporary Art Fair, Corn Exchange, Edinburgh 2005 - New Year Exhibition, The Wonderwall Gallery, Cirencester 2005 - The Affordable Art Fair, Battersea Park, London 2005 - The Horse In Art, Obsidian Art, Stoke Mandeville, Bucks 2005 - Treasure, Cupola Gallery, Sheffield 2005 - Winter Colour, The Wonderwall Gallery, Cirencester 2005 - Work by Women Artists, Broadway Modern, Broadway, Worcestershire 2004 - Annual Exhibition, Castle Donington Museum and Art Gallery, Castle Donington, Derbyshire 2004 - Genius, Cupola Gallery, Sheffield 2004 - Whats new, Cupola Gallery, Sheffield Private commissions 2011 - Ayhan and Serdar, private, commission 2006 - Moonshine the Moose- life-size memorial sculpture in steel, Blackbrook Farm, Sheffield 2005 - Flying Horse, life-size memorial sculpture , BlackBrook Farm, Sheffield