Approved: 10.02.2015

Alison ONeill

Artist, Researcher

Approved: 10.02.2015

Alison O'Neill works in drawing and video using autobiographical narratives as a starting point. Her work explores memory, remembering and subjectivity. Alison is particularly interested in maternal subjectivity at the intersection of class and gender.

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Biography

Alison O'Neill works in drawing and video using autobiographical narratives as a starting point. Her work explores memory, remembering and subjectivity. Alison is particularly interested in maternal subjectivity at the intersection of class and gender.

Alison’s video, Nothing Gets Through, has recently been shortlisted for the Birth Rites Collection Award 2017 and was screened at Quickening at The Nightingale Cinema in Chicago as part of Extended Practice in October. She has also recently exhibited with the Desperate Artwives Collective in London, had a sketchbook selected for the Sketch Open Drawing Prize 2017 and co-curated Lass Struggle at FiLiA 2017 in London.

Alison is an associate artist at DIEP (Digital Institute for Early Parenthood) and a resident artist at Cambridge Artworks.

 

CV & Education

Alison O’Neill

Website: alisononeill.co.uk

Education

PGCE Art and Design, University of Cambridge

MA Feminist Theory and Practice in the Visual Arts, University of Leeds

BA (Hons) Fine Art, Falmouth College of Arts

Curatorial Projects

2017 Lass Struggle (Screening and exhibition) FiliArt at Filia Conference Institute of Education, London (Co-curator)

Forthcoming Exhibitions

25th January 2018, Birth Rites Collection Prize Shortlist Screening, Kings College, London

18th January 2018, Birth Rites Collection Shortlist Screening, Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester

Selected Recent Exhibitions

2017 Quickening: Experimental Animations by Mothers, Nightingale Cinema, Chicago

2017 Interval, The Pepperpot, Godalming

2017 Sketch Open 2017, Peter Scott Gallery, Lancaster

2017 Sketch Open, Plymouth College of Arts, Plymouth

2017 Nasty Women London, The Black and White Building, London

2017 Sketch Open 2017, Black Swan Arts, Frome

2017 Sketch Open 2017, Rabley Drawing Centre, Marlborough

2017 Nasty Women Cambridge, ArtSpace Cambridge

2017 Sketchbook Circle, Gerald Moore Gallery, London

2017 Sketchbook Circle Exhibition, Gerald Moore Gallery, London

2017 Desperate Artwives 5th Edition, Granby Space, London

2016 Brood Film Festival, Exeter Phoenix

2016 Object, Object, Alison Richard’s Building, University of Cambridge

2015 ProCreate Project Launch, Women's Art Library, Goldsmiths, University of London

2015 Motherhood and Creative Practice: Maternal Structures in Creative Work, London South Bank University (Conference presentation and video screening)

2015 One For Sorrow, Arts Centre Gallery, North Hertfordshire College

2015 Birth Rites Collection Competition shortlisted artworks - MediaCityUK, Salford

2014 AA2A Artists’ Exhibition, Arts Centre Gallery, North Hertfordshire College

2014 Letters, Market Place, Cambridge

2014 Intervention at The Contents of an Unquiet Mind, Remade Heaven,  Cambridge

2013 Postcards from Cambridge, Intervention at various locations around Cambridge

2012 We did not dream, Open Studio, Work completed on Cambridge School of Art Residency

2011 Follow the Fellow, Changing Spaces, Regent Street, Cambridge

Residencies/ Awards/ Affiliations

2018 Shortlisted for Birth Rites Collection Competition 2018

2017 Shortlisted for Sketch Open Drawing Prize 2017

2016-2017 Associate Artist at DIEP (Digital Institute for Early Parenthood)

2015 Shortlisted for Birth Rites Collection Competition

2014-2015 AA2A Artist in Residence, Arts Centre, North Hertfordshire College

2011-2012 AA2A Artist in Residence at Cambridge School of Art, Anglia Ruskin University

Conference Papers

2016 Art History and the Objectification of Women, Objectification and Gendered Violence Symposium, Crassh, University of Cambridge

2015 Imaginary Children, Motherhood and Creative Practice: Maternal Structures in Creative Work, London South Bank University