Approved: 16.11.2011

Alexandra March

Artist, Film-maker

Approved: 16.11.2011

I'm a multidisciplinary artist based near London, but originally from Northumbria.

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Artist Statement

I'm a multidisciplinary artist based near London, but originally from Northumbria.

I make work based around found images. I am particularly interested in historical sources which repeat tropes. I use collage, film, painting, drawing and installation to collect and skew visual imagery as it reinforces patriarchal or hierarchal norms. I am interested in visual imagery as conditioning.

I have questioned the passive voice of Mrs De Winter in a short film based on excerpts of the casting process from Alfred Hitchcock’s Rebecca, conducted an epistolary postcard love affair via the medium of collage and Roland Barthes’ A Lover’s Discourse, and produced a hand drawn Toile du Jouy wallpaper of Hollywood Golden age clinches in the wake of Me Too.  I have produced a small pantheon of Little Gods by taking a sharpie to the Madonna and Child throughout the National Gallery’s collection (again via postcard) and investigated hollywood goddesses through collage. Current projects include an investigation of academic drawing practice, paintings which draw on the artists model and muse, and a collage a day for 2022 in which I bate Instagram to ban classical nipples.

Current themes include the artist nude, the muse, the goddess, and my own gaze.

For 2022 I am making a collage a day under the umbrella title ‘Missive”, you can follow my progress by following on social media.

CV & Education

Qualifications and training 2011 - MA Fine Art, Wimbledon College of Art 2009 - BA Visual Arts (Hons), Buckinghamshire New University 

Director ArtLacuna Space 2013-2015 Founder and director of artist-led studio and project/exhibition space.

Prizes/Awards

Shortlisted Jealous graduate Print Prize 2011,

Shortlisted Future Map 11 Prize 2012

Shortlisted Catlin Prize 2012

Publications

BODIES THAT MATTER 3, ArtLacuna Press, December 2014

REVOLUTION #9, B-Mag, summer/fall 2012 interview by Victoria Loomes

The Catlin Guide 2012 ‘introducing the 40 most promising new graduate artists in the UK.’

‘Defining Visual Landscapes’ Aesthetica Magazine, issue 44 Dec/Jan 201

2018

Do Re Mi, Perimeter Space, Griffin Gallery, London

In Quotes, Gerald Moore Gallery, London

2017

In Quotes, Norwich University Gallery, Norwich

Something Borrowed, Arthouse1, London

In Search of Smooth Time, duo show, ArtLacuna Space, London

The Bomb Factory Film Festival III, The Bomb Factory Art Foundation, London

Undead Painters Painting Forum, Saturation Point, London

In Plain Sight, Shefest, Chapel Walk Gallery, Sheffield

2016 

A Lover’s Discourse, a year long devised artist blog project

Counter_Fitters, Geddes Gallery, London

Procreate Project, Women’s Art library, Goldsmiths University & Lace Gallery, Nottingham & MOM conference, Manhattan College New York

Visible Women, screening and artist talk, Redlees Studios, TW7

2015

Spectrum/Playing With Identity,Liverpool Radical Film Festival, Liverpool

The Male Gaze : Women on Screen, The Feminist Library, London

2014

Bodies That Matter part 2, ArtLacuna Space, SW11, London

Hinterlands and Frontiers, London Short Film Festival, ICA, London

2013

Bodies That Matter, Space Station Sixty-five, Kennington, London

C The Film, Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Creekside Open, selected by Ceri Hand, APT Gallery, Deptford

The Revolution Will Not be Televised, ArtLacuna Space, SW11, London.

2012

2012

Paper Nautilus, Nautilus Press, Southern Row, W10.

Exhibit D, Bearspace, Deptford.

Creative Cities Collection, The Barbican Arts Centre, London.

Trace, Motorcade/FlashParade, Bristol.

Curing Nostalgia, Remedies for a Historical Emotion, Brukenthal National Museum, Sibiu, Romania & Atelier 35, Strada Seleri, Bucharest, Romania

Bringing Home the Art, Deptford X

What Remains (Solo Show), The China Shop, Oxford