Alice Cunningham is a visual artist with a diverse practice and the ability to sensitively work in many mediums. She is equally passionate about concept and materiality in her work.
Since completing her first degree in 2006, Cunningham has worked and exhibited throughout the UK, Europe, Asia and Africa.
In 2010 Cunningham was shortlisted to represent the UK in the first UK Young Artists Biennale in Europe.
Alice has lectured in Fine Art at Universities throughout the UK and works with charities organising creative events to engage hard to reach or marginalised groups.
Completing her largest outdoor commission to date in 2014, part of the “Art, Cities, Landscape” public art exhibition in Amiens, France, she worked with a landscape designer to transform an island in the River Somme.
After spending a month in 2007 carving marble in Zambia, Alice was selected in 2014 by the Royal Society of Sculptors to develop her work on a three-month residency working with marble in Studio Sem, Pietrasanta, Italy.
In 2015 Alice was awarded a Fine Art MA with distinction from the University of Wales and had her first solo exhibition at the Royal Society of Sculptors, London.
In 2016 she was elected to be on the board of the Royal Society of Sculptors. Alice opened her second solo show in 2018 at the University of Bristol, School of Earth Sciences under the title ‘What does climate change look like?’. The work on display was made as a result of a six month residency within the department. In 2018 Alice was also selected by Dimitri Ozerkov, the contemporary art curator of The Hermitage St Petersburg to represent the UK in a major new Europe wide commission in Italy commemorating the 1WW.
“My fascination with people and our material engagement with the world around us makes me endeavour to create work that is as inclusive as possible. This is often achieved by working spontaneously, sometimes using an element of humour or the surreal. I am interested in ways of communicating, the ways we interact with and understand our surroundings and the idea of disrupting the aesthetics of this in order to create interesting dialogue ”