Approved: 30.09.2013

Alice Kelway-Bamber

Artist, Teacher

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Approved: 30.09.2013

Central to my current work is contrasting spontaneous and gestural mark-making with laborious and painstaking process in a single work that incorporates both. This contrast usually manifests itself in the disruption of an expected pattern, which I have explored using hand-drawn lines cut into a variety of materials. These include acrylic, paper, linoleum and most recently MDF. For example, a grid created

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Artist Statement

Central to my current work is contrasting spontaneous and gestural mark-making with laborious and painstaking process in a single work that incorporates both. This contrast usually manifests itself in the disruption of an expected pattern, which I have explored using hand-drawn lines cut into a variety of materials. These include acrylic, paper, linoleum and most recently MDF. For example, a grid created by a machine will fit together to form a scribbled attempt at a pattern. The clarity of the grid varies, and sometimes is difficult to discern. I use repetitive and physically demanding processes to create this disruption, which requires mental dedication and absolute concentration. This physical work itself is integral to my practice, and I take inspiration for making from making. Recently I have been using ‘by hand’ methods more and more because I think the evident process that goes into the work makes it more interesting for the viewer. Much of my work also attempts to bring to the fore barriers in communication between artist and viewer by creating screen-like structures or images.

CV & Education

Alice Kelway-Bamber: CV

Email: [email protected]

D.O.B: 10/11/1989

 

Exhibitions:

  • Ordering Chaos, Solo exhibition at King Edward's School, 12th December 2013-1st March 2014
  • Final Show, Chelsea College of Art, September 2013
  • Perfect Patio, Space Station Sixty-five, 31st May 2013
  • Refraction, Boxpark Shoreditch, 2nd – 31st May 2013
  • The Last Rasp, Our House Gallery, 25th April 2013
  •  In Two Parts, Chelsea College, 11th April 2013
  • CGO5, Cookhouse, Chelsea college, 31st October 2012
  • Bend Over Shirley, Beaconsfield, 5th July 2012
  • A Machine for Living In, Hannah Barry Gallery, 18th May 2012
  • Bryanston Art: Past and Present, The Gallery, 10th December 2008

 

Awards:

  • Winner of Signature Art Prize 2014 (Sculpture category)

 

Employment:

  • Currently working as Artist in Residence at King Edward’s School in Witley.

 

Education:

  • MA Fine Art at Chelsea and Camberwell College of Art with merit
  • BA in English Literature from Oxford University
  • Bryanston School 2003 - 2008
  • A levels: French – A, English - A and Art – A