Walking through city spaces makes Alice Foxen curious. Her love for making and materials, combined with growing up in London, has driven a lifelong search for discarded objects and materials found in public space. For her, the street is always in a state of flux with stuff in constant chaotic harmony. These encounters with objects are Alice’s personal connection with public space. She gathers them up as memories, traces of activity on the street that sparkle for her.
From her studio in Hoxton, Alice explores these layers of collected memory through playful material research. Beginning in clay, with other materials joining in. To be in a state of flux is to constantly change and to mix with other things. Forces meet, boundaries blend, materials react. Alice’s sculpture is on the move, in a tussle between structural control and fluidity. The scale of these works invites closer inspection. Where have these objects come from, are they familiar, do they spark your curiosity?
Alice has been living, working and making in London since 1990. In 2013 she graduated with a BA (Hons) in 3D Materials Practice, specialising in ceramics and has recently graduated with a MA in Ceramics and Glass from the Royal College of Art.
Her work in clay and other materials has taken her to residencies at the International Ceramic Research Centre in Denmark and The Vermont Studio Centre in the USA. Her work has been shown at the British Ceramics Biennale and internationally in group exhibitions.
Royal College of Art, MA Ceramics and Glass, 2020 - 2022. Grocers Bursary Scholarship.
University of Brighton, BA (Hons) 3D Materials Practice major in Ceramics, 2010 - 2013
Wimbledon College of Art, Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, 2010.
Winter: The Weakening Eye of Day, Cromwell Place, London
Elemental Lines, Caveliero Finn at Ballroom Arts, Aldeburgh, Suffolk
Artefact, Design Centre Chelsea Harbour, London
Salon Show, Caroline Fisher Projects, London
Royal College of Art Ceramics and Glass Graduate Show, Royal College of Art.
Melting Point, Private house, London
Downtown Digging, House of Vans, London
Bursting in the Neutral Zone, Sugarhouse Studios, London.
Windgate Fellowship Sculpture Residency, Vermont Studio Centre, VT, USA.
Form to Form, The Back Room, Peckham, London.
Winner of The Annex Collection Acquisition Award.
Priceless, Light Eye Mind Gallery, London.
Project Network Residency, Guldagergaard- International Ceramics Research Centre, Denmark.
Shortlisted for FRESH Graduate Prize, British Ceramics Biennial, Stoke-on-Trent.
FRESH, British Ceramics Biennial, Stoke-on-Trent.
University of Brighton Faculty of Arts Graduate Show, Grand Parade Campus, Brighton University.