Alice Irwin is an award-winning RCA student, who recently completed a project-based residency at the Griffin Gallery, London to experiment with new materials.
She won the Contemporary Art Trust Prize 2017 for a series of prints that explore individuality and conformity. In summer 2017 she exhibited in 'Mono' at the Flowers Gallery. One of her next projects is a show at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Alice Irwin works in layers as a printer, and much of her painting and sculpture is created from a printer’s perspective.
She is interested in pushing the craft and ‘handmade’ quality of her work into the digital world.
Irwin aims to convey the innocence we possess as children but also to express the message of human identity; she wants some aspects of her work to be playful, naïve and comical while others are more thought-provoking. Her work offers contrasts: some parts are tactile; others create kinetic experiences in the mind. These contrasts are designed to stimulate different kinds of memory.
- 2016-2018: Royal College of Art London, MA Print
- 2013-2016: City and Guilds of London Art School, BA Fine Art
- 2012-2013: Cambridge Regional College, Art and Design Foundation Year
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
- 2019: MotherLine, Flowers Gallery East, London
- 2019: Small is Beautiful, Flowers Cork Street Gallery, London
- 2019: Kick Back and Relax, 539 Battersea Park Road, London
- 2018: Life lived with Play, Bothy Gallery, Yorkshire Sculpture Park
- 2018: The Salamander Devours it’s Tail Twice, Gallery 46, London
- 2018: Paper cuts, Saatchi Gallery, London
- 2019: Assemblage Magazine interview with Megan Elliott
- 2019: ‘Playing with Grown-ups’, Becca Pelly-Fry Platform Projects, ArtFrontiere
- 2019: Mizogart Podcast, available on Itunes and Spotify
- 2019: Becca Pelly-Fry Platform Projects, Elephant Magazine
- 2019: Rising Stars 2019, selected by Holly Black, Elephant Magazine
- Exhibited in renowned institutions
- Award winner
- Internationally exhibited
- Featured in relevant press
Achievements & Goals
- Presented work at the Flowers Gallery
- Won the contemporary art prize at the Bankside Gallery in London
- Become a well respected and successful artist
- Inspiring many others to pursue their artistic dreams
Genre & Style
- Naive and comical
- Thought provoking
Inspiration & Vision
- Being around people and how every individual is unique and differs from everybody else.
- I am also inspired by different exhibitions, especially those of up and coming artists.
Sales & Trajectory
- Already sold many of her works
Technique & Material
- Canvas to plastic
- Engraving, etching and painting