Alice Cunningham is a visual artist with a diverse practice working with a breadth of materials, renowned for her sculptural carvings and work in social engagement. Alice is equally passionate about concept and materiality in her artwork. She has exhibited widely throughout the UK and internationally.
In 2018 she was selected by the contemporary art curator of The Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg to represent the UK in a Europe-wide project, which opened in Italy in Oct 2018. Alice was commissioned to create a new public artwork for Vittorio Veneto, a city in Northern Italy to commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War.
In 2017, Alice was commissioned to create a large-scale new integrated public art piece in Stoke On Trent dealing with issues surrounding the housing crisis.
In 2015, she was selected for a residency in Italy to carve marble in the quarry Michelangelo established. In 2015 Alice also had her first solo exhibition at the Royal Society of Sculptors, London and was nominated the following year to be on the board of the Society.
In 2014, winning a commission to take part in the “Art, Cities, Landscape” project in Amiens, France, Alice worked with a landscape designer to transform an island in the River Somme creating interactive permanent public sculptures within a landscaped garden.
Alice recently finished a project with the School of Earth Sciences at the University of Bristol. Working under the self-elected title What does climate change look like? In 2019 she undertook a six-month residency in the department. Meeting with scientists researching this topic. The project culminated in a solo exhibition of new artworks.
“My fascination with people and our material engagement with the world around us makes me endeavor to create work that is as inclusive as possible. 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 and challenge perceptions”