Approved: 05.03.2014

Alice Fox

Artist, Teacher, Writer

Archived
Approved: 05.03.2014

Alice’s acutely observed work combines the textural qualities of textile and printmaking processes, including rust prints, naturally sourced mark making, embossing and collagraph printmaking, hand stitch and weave. Found objects are often employed in her mark making or construction process. Alice builds up layers of print, stitch and weave to make contemplative and subtle artworks that embody

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    Artist Statement

    Alice’s acutely observed work combines the textural qualities of textile and printmaking processes, including rust prints, naturally sourced mark making, embossing and collagraph printmaking, hand stitch and weave. Found objects are often employed in her mark making or construction process. Alice builds up layers of print, stitch and weave to make contemplative and subtle artworks that embody ‘place’ rather than represent it directly. She uses natural dye techniques for printing and mark making in an attempt to make work with low environmental impact. The challenge of using what is available at a particular location forms an important aspect for Alice and collected items during walks often form the starting point of new work. Exploring material, including found objects, through making are a key part of Alice’s practice. Much of Alice’s work is currently based on coastal themes and she was artist in residence at Spurn Point National Nature Reserve during 2012. Alice is a member of the Society of Designer Craftsmen and Textile Study Group. She was awarded the Quilters’ Guild Graduate Showcase bursary in 2011, having graduated in that same year with a first class BA (hons) in Contemporary Surface Design and Textiles from Bradford School of Art. Alice has self-published books that document her solo projects and is the author of Natural Processes in Textile Art, published by Batsford.

    CV & Education

    Education

    2006-2011            First class BA (hons) Contemporary Surface Design & Textiles

                               Bradford School of Arts & Media

    1994-1997            2:1 BSc (hons) Geography

                               University of Newcastle upon Tyne

    Student placement

    2009                    Part time studio assistant to artist Sue Lawty over period of 1 year

     

    Selected Exhibitions

    Sept 2014                  Tide Marks: SDC Galery, London (Solo)

    Aug 2014 – Jan 2016 European Art Quilts VIII

    May 2014                  Coded: Decoded: The Mall Galleries, London (Prism)

    May 2014                  Tide Marks: Lansdown Hall & Gallery, Stroud (Solo, part of SIT Select)

    Jan 2014                   Designer Crafts at The Mall: The Mall Galleries, London (SDC)

    Oct – Nov 2013         Tide Marks, Gate Gallery, Grimsby (Solo)

    Oct 2013                   Sheffield Artists Book Prize, Sheffield

    Sept – Oct 2013         Duckett & Jefferies Touring Caravan, Sledmere (Solo)

    Jun – Jul 2013           Saltburn to Spurn: Zillah Bell Gallery, Thirsk

    May – Jul 2013           Textures of Spurn: The Bowery, Leeds (Solo)

    May 2013                   Gifts from the Pavement, Saltaire Arts Trail (Solo)

    Apr – Jun 2013           Industrial Abstract: The Beetroot Tree, Draycott, Derbyshire

    Apr 2013                    Textures of Spurn: Gallery 49, Bridlington (Solo)

    Mar – Apr 2013          Personal Perspective: Craft in the Bay, Cardiff

    Mar – May 2013         European Art Quilt VII: Breda’s Museum, Netherlands

    Feb – Mar 2013          Re-Present: Artlink, Hull

    Jan – Feb 2013           Textures of Spurn: The Ropewalk, Barton-upon-Humber (Solo)

    Nov 2012                   Contemporary Craft Open: Unit Twelve, Stafford

    Oct 2012                    Textures of Spurn: South Square, Thornton (Solo)

    Sept 2012                   Textures of Spurn: Residency Exhibition: Spurn, East Yorkshire: (Solo)

    Sep 2012-Feb 2013      European Art Quilt VII: Deutsches Textilmuseum Krefeld, Germany

    Aug-Oct 2012              Journeys & Migrations: Hand Made in Bradford

    Aug 2012                    Festival of Quilts: NEC, Birmingham (2011 Graduate Showcase winners)

    July 2012                    Crafted by Design: Thoresby Gallery, Notts (SDC)

    May-Jun 2012             Platform Gallery Craft Open: Platform Gallery, Clitheroe

    Jan 2012                     Designer Crafts at the Mall: The Mall Galleries, London

    Dec-Jan 2012              Six Inch Cube: South Square Gallery, Thornton, Bradford

    Aug 2011                     Festival of Quilts Graduate Showcase: NEC, Birmingham

    Jul-Oct 2011                Platform Gallery Craft Open: Platform Gallery, Clitheroe

    June 2011                    New Designers: Business Design Centre, London

    June 2011                    Degree show: Bradford School of Arts & Media

    May 2011                     Pairings Conference: Manchester Metropolitan University

    Feb-Apr 2011                Taking Time: Plymouth Museum & Art Gallery

    May 2010                     Gallery 2: Bradford University

     

    Membership, Awards & Appointments

    2015                            Finalist, Craft & Design Selected Maker Awards

    2014 – ongoing           Textile Study Group: Member

    2014                            Silver Award, Craft & Design Selected Maker Awards

    2014                            Tide Marks gallery tour (ACE funded)

    2013 - ongoing             Prism Textiles, Member

    July 2012                    Artist in Residence, Farfield Mill, Cumbria

    Mar-Sep 2012              Artist in Residence, Spurn NNR, East Yorkshire (ACE funded)

    Aug 2011                     Quilters Guild BA Student Bursary – joint winner

    2011 - ongoing             Society of Designer Craftsmen, Licentiate Member

     

    Collaborations

    2009 – ongoing            Textiles and Music Interact: 

                                        http://nigel-morgan.co.uk/pacmf2011/

    Publications

    2015                            Fox, A. Leaf Stitching. Stitch:Print:Weave Press

    2015                            Feldberg, W. Rust Dyeing: Corrosion to Creation: Fibre Art Now,

                                        Spring 2015

    2014                            Rivers, C. Little Book of Book Making. Potter Craft.

    2014                            European Art Quilt Foundation. European Art Quilts viii.

    2014                            Morgan, M & Fox, A. Within Sight of the Sea. Tonality Systems Press.

    2013                            Fox, A. (2013) Tide Marks.  Stitch:Print:Weave Press.

    2013                            Impey, S. (2013) Text in Textile Art. Batsford.

    2013                            Fox, A. (2013) Gifts from the Pavement: Saltaire. SC Publications.

    2012                            Fox, A. (2012) Textures of Spurn. SC Publications.

    2012                            European Art Quilt Foundation (2012)  European Art Quilts vii.

    2010                            Morgan, N., Fox, A., Legard, P. & Robinson, M. (2010)

                                       Music and textiles interact, Craft Research 1, pp. 39-61.