Approved: 10.11.2021

Alice Chandler

Artist, Researcher

Approved: 10.11.2021

Alice Chandler (b.1993, Leeds) is an artist and researcher currently living and working in Leeds, UK.

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  • Location: Leeds, Yorkshire

Artist Statement

Alice Chandler (b.1993, Leeds) is an artist and researcher currently living and working in Leeds, UK.

Chandler’s practice is informed by the intersection between art, craft and design. By learning about and utilising various craft processes, she creates series of works that build narrative and interrogate our relationship with the domestic and wearable. Dependent on display and context, her work can be at once sculptural, functional, or decorative. Chandler is interested in object and material networks that contain layered histories, etymologies, narratives, myths, and meaning. She often draws from the material culture and history of her hometown of Leeds. Exploring patchwork as method; she considers what happens when you put things in dialogue, and how they begin to juxtapose, interconnect or form relationships. As a maker, she starts to raise questions around value, production, retail and display.

Her PhD research is currently exploring artist networks in Yorkshire in partnership with YVAN.

CV & Education


Current: WRoCAH funded PhD at University of Leeds School of Performance and Cultural Industries in partnership with Yorkshire Visual Arts Network (YVAN)

University of Leeds 2019 - 2021 MA Art Gallery and Museum Studies (FAHACS)

University of Edinburgh 2012-2015 - BA(hons) Sculpture 

Leeds College of Art - Foundation Diploma in Fine Art



2015-2021: Arts programming and marketing at Sunny Bank Mills 


2021/22, Unreal Estates, curated by Amanda Lwin, collaboration with writer Wes Foster, Leeds



2020 Shortlisted Artist. Selected for Leeds Summer Group Show (Online)

2020 Selected for Yorkshire Sculpture International Sculpture Network

2018/19 Selected for Tetley's Artist Associate Programme (TAAP)

2018 Selected for a-n mentoring bursary

2017 Shortlisted for Jerwood 3Phase

2015 Assembly House Graduate Residency, Leeds



2021 Material Matters, Sunny Bank Mills Gallery, Leeds


Solo Exhibitions

2021 Privet, Threshold Sculpture, Leeds

2019 July 3rd - 10th, TAAP Showcase, The Tetley, Leeds

2017 Lick and a promise, The Trophy Room, Royal Standard, Liverpool

2017 Floordrobe, Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun, Leeds


Selected Group Shows/Projects

2020 In Situ, 30 Broughton Street, Edinburgh, curated by Eleanor McCullough

and Oisin Gallagher

2020 Leeds Summer Group Show (online)

2020 The Potion Room, Subsidiary Projects, London

2020 Artifact, Sunny Bank Mills, Leeds

2019 Ebc022 Sitting Show, East Bristol Contemporary

2018 Swan Song Contribution to online project 

2018 Encountering Objects, Encountering Place, Duo show with David Haslam, Assembly House, Leeds 

2018 Mantel @ Copperfield, London - curated by Doug Bowen/Cactus

2017 Hybrid Art Fair, Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun, Madrid

2016 Bankley Studios Open Call, Manchester

2016 HIX Prize 2016, Unit London

2016 Home and Away, Cass Art Space, Glasgow

2016 Prod + Push, Sunny Bank Mills, Leeds

2016 General Studies, Gildengate House, Outpost, Norwich

2016 TH4Y, GeneratorProjects, Dundee

2016 Ones We Watched, Sunny Bank Mills, Leeds

2016 RSA New Contemporaries, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh 

2016 The Follies of Youth, The Brunswick, Leeds

2015 Ex at blip,blip,blip, East Street Arts, Leeds

2015 Keeping up with the Joneses, Assembly House, Leeds

2015 The Skinny Showcase, Hill Street Design House, Edinburgh

2015 Entente, Hotel Elephant, London

2015 Subject to Change, Space Club, Edinburgh

2014 Interim, blip, blip, blip, Leeds