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Alice Steffen

London, UK

Last updated: September 23, 2015

ABOUT ME | PORTFOLIO

BIOGRAPHY

My work embodies my exploration and experiences with language, pop culture, stereotypes, class and identity. These themes are taken from everyday experiences, segregation of class-based social systems and extreme environmental comparisons of class. Explorations of these topics are transposed into my work, which becomes a dialogue with the viewer. My work is autobiographical, reflecting the multiple facets of my personal experiences such as discrimination, class, culture, language and stereotyping. It is through my observations of how people interact with these topics that inform the core values of my work.

The topics I choose are reflected in my material choices. My intent is to produce sculpture that both defines and denies its objective beauty. I take both a traditional approach to materials by casting and fabricating metal as well as composing with contemporary found objects, manipulating colour and objects e.g.; shoes, lipstick, car doors, fake nails and plums. I erase the original labelling of these objects through a refining process of reconstruction. My work conveys materialistic messages, which can be awkward or uncomfortable, changing the dynamics of the objects in the presentation.

ART EDUCATION

2005- 2007 Long Road V1 Form College, Cambridge National Diploma 18 Units
Art and Design, Dist, Dist, Dist
2007- 2009 The Glasgow School of Art

2009- 2010 The School of the Art Institute of Chicago Erasmus Exchange Programme

2007- 2011 The Glasgow School of Art First Class BA Honours, Fine Art, . Sculpture and Environmental Art.

2011- 2012 City and Guilds of London Art School Post Graduate Diploma, Sculpture

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2015 Red Vatican Red Vatican, London

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015 Y-Not Sweet Art Espacio Gallery, London
Group Show
2015 Red Vatican Red Vatican, London
Solo Exhibition
2015 'Another After' Great Western Studios, London
Group Exhibition
2014 Sweet Art- Seams Hoxton, London
Group Exhibition
2014 Sweet Art – Visions of Dr.H Juno Bar, London
Group Exhibition
2014 Mind the Gap-An exhibition of Strong Female British Art The Guildhall, Portsmouth
Joint Exhibition, Lilly Hawkes and Alice Steffen
2013 ‘Sweet Art-Frieze’ Espacio Gallery, London
Group Exhibition
2013 Tomorrow Red Church Street, London
Group Exhibition
2012 Enamoured: 80 Years of Revlon Covent Garden, London
Group Exhibition -Jenny Longworth, Alex Noble,
Fashion illustrator Spiros Halaris, and filmmaker Nicola Saint.
2012 The Battersea Affordable Art Fair
Parts of the recent graduates, Group show Battersea, London
2012 The City and Guilds of London Art School and Kennington, London
Degree and Postgraduate Diploma
Group Exhibition
2012 17-20 Parr Street Old street, London
Group Exhibition
2012 Blind Plotting, The Arches Glasgow Scotland
Group Exhibition
2011 The Glasgow School of Art, Fine Art Degree Show 2011 Glasgow, Scotland
Group Exhibition June 2011
2011 ‘I kissed an Essex Girl and I liked it’ Glasgow, Scotland
Collaborative exhibition with artist Stephen Grainger
The Vic Exhibition Space, Glasgow School of Art
2011 Eyebrow says relax. Where’s my Bovril? Glasgow, Scotland
Group Exhibition, Barnes Building Glasgow School of Art
2011 Big Show 2, 4th Year Exhibition Glasgow, Scotland
Group Exhibition, Glasgow School of Art
2010 House for an Art Lover Exhibition Glasgow, Scotland
Group Exhibition, House for an Art Lover Exhibition Space,
Bellahouston Park
2010 Eyebrow says Relax: Group Exhibition Glasgow, Scotland
Barnes Building, Glasgow School of Art
2010 Cast Shadows: Group Exhibition Greenville, North Carolina, US
East Carolina University
‘Iron Rose’, bronze, solo work
2010 Re-Building Exchange light fixture design competition Chicago, Illinois, US
Group Exhibition, Re-Building Exchange
‘Water Table’ collaborative piece with Gabriel Akagawa
2009 Fake: Collaborative Exhibition with artist Anthony Creeden Chicago, Illinois, US
Warehouse, Milwaukee Ave, Chicago
2009 Installation Exhibition, 2nd Year Fine Art: Group Exhibition Glasgow, Scotland
Barnes Building, Glasgow School of Art

AWARDS

2013 ‘British Woman Artists Competition’ www.britishwomenartists.com
Runner Up for Installation Chelsea Women
2011 Zahra Modern Art Foundry Scholarship, London and Braintree
Scholarship to City and Guilds of London Art School
In conjunction with the Zahra Modern Art Foundry,

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