Taking an investigative approach to her practice, Alice White uses the processes of painting and drawing to explore the natural world. Her aim is to provide an artistic perspective into the traditionally inaccessible field of marine science, with particular emphasis on rare species and current conservation concerns.
“Sketching, drawing and painting are all equally important elements of my studio practice. I sketch on a daily basis, often repeating studies of certain creatures until I have reached an understanding of their particular forms. When drawing, I seek a clear, vigorous line, pure and unadulterated by paint. However, when a single animal form starts to fight its' way through all my other visual source material, I take to my easel, and explode all the gestural mark-making, colours and descriptive techniques which I've been exploring through my sketches onto the canvas surface. I see the canvas itself as a window into a fascinating underwater landscape, full of texture, luminosity and movement.”
Chelsea College of Art & Design. BA (Hons) Fine Art Painting. 2002-2005
Villa Arson Centre National des Arts Plastiques, France. Erasmus Scholarship. 2004
Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design. Foundation Diploma. 2001-2002
April 2015. ‘A New Wave’. ZSL London Zoo Aquarium, London.
Oct 2011. ‘Local Character’. Cambridge House, London.
Dec 2006. ‘White’s Sugar’. Kingly Court, Carnaby St, London.
Oct 2016. ‘SGFA Annual Exhibition’. Menier Gallery, London.
April 2014. ‘Hiscox Art Auction’. Hiscox Art Cafe, London.
Oct 2012. ‘Lindenow #8’. Westwerk Studios, Leipzig, Germany.
Sept 2012. ‘From the Shadows’. Stour Space, London.
Dec 2011. ‘Barcelona Showcase’. Casa Batllo, Spain.
Dec 2008. ‘Contemporary Art Auction’. Music Room, London.
June 2006. ‘Selected Exhibition’ Affordable Art Fair, New York.
Oct 2005. ‘Recent Graduates Exhibition’. Affordable Art Fair, London.
The Wall Street Journal, online. June 2015
Jenny Judova, FAD Magazine. July 2014
Nyx Magazine. May 2013
‘British Masters’, BBC4 Arts Documentary. July 2011
Lauren Laverne, Grazia Magazine. Dec/Jan 2010
Stefanie McIntyre, Reuters. May 2008
David Cano, Don’t Panic Magazine. December 2007
Arts Books and Culture, Independent on Sunday. December 2006
2014. Selected Artist, ZSL London Zoo, London.
2012. Studio Residency, Greenfields Studio, Germany.
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Alice White - 2017