Alice Channer

Reptiles and Amphibians of Britain and Ireland

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Year 2020
Medium Ink, broken marbling, accordion pleats, polyethylene microspheres, and PVA in and on paper
Dimensions 29.5 x 13.9 x 0.5 cm

About the work

Materials folded into and onto the paper include: Broken Marbling; Polyethylene Microspheres 500-600 µm; Accordion Pleats; Outlines of the bodies of Grass Snakes, Slow Worms, Adders and Smooth Snakes; Ink; and PVA.

About the artist:

Born 1977 Oxford, Alice Channer lives and works in the edges of London. Graduated from BA Fine Art at Goldsmiths College, London (2006); and MA Sculpture from Royal College of Art, London (2008).

Channer’s forms and materials are found in the social and sensual, and worlds of industrial and organic processes. Over long periods of time, she immerses herself in industrial and natural materials and production processes to find forms within them that can be developed as sculpture. Her method is both experimental and precise, collaborating with people, machines, and materials to bring multiple bodies and voices into her polyphonic works.

She has exhibited widely over the last 15 years, at international institutions.

Her works are held in public and private collections including Guggenheim Permanent Collection, New York; Arts Council Collection, London; Tate Permanent Collection, London; Aïshti Foundation, Beirut; Daskalopoulos Collection, Athens; The UBS Art Collection, Zürich; Government Art Collection, London; Nottingham City Art Gallery, Nottingham; and Southampton City Art Gallery.

Selected exhibitions and commissions include Megaflora, solo exhibition, Large Glass, London (2021); Liverpool Biennial 2021: The Stomach and The Port, group exhibition curated by Manuela Moscoso (2021); Afterness, group exhibition, commissioned by Artangel, Orford Ness (2021); Sculpture In The City, group exhibition, City Of London (2021-2022); Breaking the Mould, Sculpture by Women since 1945, group exhibition, Arts Council Collection, Longside Gallery, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield and touring (2021); Nanowires, solo exhibition, permanent public sculpture, New Engineering Department Building, University of the West of England (2021); Look! Exposing Art and Fashion, group exhibition, Marta Herford, Marta (2021-2022); and High Desert Test Sites 2022, group exhibition, curated by Iwona Blazwick, Joshua Tree, California (2022).

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