Alice Walton

Alice Walton

Untitled, 2020

Found image, feather, 21 x 28 x 38cm

Alice Walton with Anna Lucas

Together With Them She Went, 2020

Installation view

Alice Walton with Anna Lucas

Together With Them She Went, 2020

Installation image

Alice Walton with Anna Lucas

Together With Then She Went, 2020

Installation view

Alice Walton with Anna Lucas

Together With Them She Went, 2020

Installation view

Alice Walton with Anna Lucas

Elektra, 2019

6 mins, stereo HD. 16:9

Alice Walton

Hand | Pole (detail), 2020

Found image, canes, string, 168 x 28cm

Alice Walton with Anna Lucas

Together With Them She Went, 2020

Installation view

Alice Walton with Anna Lucas

Together With Them She Went, 2020

Installation view

Anna Lucas & Alice Walton

Untitled (113), 2020

Digital C-type print, Edition of 30, 25 x 38cm

Alice Walton

Installation view - Almost All the Girls Raise Their Hands, 2016

Alice Walton

Untitled, 2016

Mixed media 41 x 24cm

Alice Walton

Untitled, 2016

Mixed media

Alice Walton

Untitled (detail), 2016

Alice Walton

Installation view - Almost All the Girls Raise Their Hands, 2016

Alice Walton

Installation view - Almost All the Girls Raise Their Hands, 2016

Alice Walton

Installation view - Almost All the Girls Raise Their Hands, 2016

Alice Walton

Untitled (detail), 2016

Mixed media 120 x 40 x 56cm

Alice Walton

Untitled, 2016

Card glitter 40 x 30 x 21cm

Alice Walton

Not Her Real Name, 2014

Installation View

Alice Walton

Installation view, 2014

Alice Walton

Untitled (Leg Shelf), 2013

Card, found image 44 x 45 x 21 cm

Alice Walton

Untitled (Silver Card), 2013

Wood, Perspex, card, found image 67 x 80 x 51 cm

Alice Walton

Not Her Real Name - installation view, 2014

Alice Walton

Untitled (detail), 2012

Alice Walton

In the Pleasing - installation view, 2012

Alice Walton

Untitled, 2012

Mixed media 240 x 120 x 107 cm

Alice Walton

Untitled (detail), 2012

Alice Walton

Untitled, 2012

Mixed media 51 x 34 x 18 cm

Alice Walton

Untitled (detail), 2012

Mixed media 51 x 34 x 18 cm

Alice Walton

Untitled (detail), 2012

Mixed media 51 x 34 x 18cm

Alice Walton

Untitled, 2012

Mixed media 51 x 34 x 18 cm

Alice Walton

Untitled (Venus), 2010

Found image, 37.5 x 55 cm

Alice Walton

Untitled, 2010

31 x 40cm

Alice Walton

Untitled, 2010

32 x 40 cm

Alice Walton

Untitled, 2010

32 x 40 cm

Alice Walton

Untitled, 2009

Found image, 44 x 33 cm

Alice Walton

Untitled, 2010

Found images, 31.5 x 40 cm

Alice Walton’s work centres around the re-staging of images within sculptural assemblages that set up a considered relationship between body and site. Her use of reflective and translucent materials choreographs a correspondence of recurring motifs and images across the exhibition space.

The work invites and implicates the viewer through their reflected and refracted presence – interrupting and reframing the act of looking. In this way, the idea of audience becomes ‘absorbed into the realisation of the work with the fundamental aim of releasing any set notion of understanding’(Habda Rashid).

Walton is interested in affect and influence and often works alongside others as a way of learning about the process and implications of making in company. Since 2018 Walton has been working with artist filmmaker Anna Lucas on a collaborative strand of practice exploring the notion of ‘alongside looking’, a looking with and in conversation.

Throughout Walton’s practice found images are reimagined and re-presented. Beyond the resonances set up by the images’ content – such as a carved body, falling water, a painted surface – the page itself is an object, elements such as borders, print quality, light damage, are given prominence. Together, this creates a complex set of reverberations, a shape shifting of time and context. As Susan Sontag has commented, ‘a photograph is only a fragment and with the passing of time the meaning comes un-stuck’. This un-sticking allows for new connections, new stickiness and new possibilities.

Education
1990 – 1993
BA, Painting, Wimbledon School of Art, UK

Solo Exhibitions

2016
Almost All the Girls Raise Their Hands, Tintype, London
with accompanying publication: AL-MOST ALL THE GI-RLS RAISE THEIR H-ANDS
A collaboration between Alice Walton and Eileen Daly; a publication with images by Walton and poems by Daly and a commissioned essay by Habda Rashid, Curator, Whitechapel Gallery, London

2014
Not Her Real Name, Tintype, London

2012
In the Pleasing, Tintype, London

2010
Too Much is Never Enough, The Two Jonnys, London

2007
Model as you Would Carve, Five Years, London

Group Exhibitions

2019
More Gravy!, Tintype, London

2018
Untitled (Eternal, Pas de Deux, Plié), a short film made by Anna Lucas and Alice Walton, was part of Late at the Tate, St Ives on 13 April 2018, a special event to tie in with the exhibition Virginia Woolf – An Exhibition Inspired by her Writings.
Triggers Broom, Kingsgate Project Space, London
TAP, St Mary’s Works, Norwich
Pursuits of Happiness, The Gallery, De Montfort University

2015
Except the Mirror, Format Festival International Photography, Derby

2014
Pigdog & Monkey Festos, AirSpace Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent

2013
Black Rabbit, White Hole, Samuel Freeman, LA, US
An Unatural Theatre, Aid and Abet, Cambridge
Album 2, Five Years, London
London Art Fair, Tintype, London

2012
Ideas are Faster, Five Years, London
Crazee Golf, Tintype, London

2011
Creekside Open, selected by Phyllida Barlow, APT, London
Smokefall, Tintype, London

2010
Album, Five Years, London
Jo Addison & Alice Walton, Centrum, Berlin
The Nature of Things/The Things of Nature, The Two Jonnys, London

2009
Free Association, Area 53, Vienna
Cortez Arrives, Herbert Read Gallery, Kent
That was a Good Day, Five Years, London

2008  
One Thing Against Another, Aspex, Portsmouth
Lanzarote, Keith Talent, London

2007
There is no Future for us Now, Five Years, London

2006
Bad Moon Rising, K3, Zurich

2005
Pilot Art Fair, London
Under-Lie, Keith Talent, London
For and From, Metropole Galleries, Kent

2004
Untitled, 39 Gallery, London
Doubtful Pleasure, APT, London
Eating at Another’s Table, Metropole Galleries, Kent

2003
Pleasure, Iota Gallery, Kent

2002
Hold the Line, Royal Society of British Sculpture, London

2000
Hoax, Lux Gallery, London

Screenings
April 2019, One Second Feature, The Gallery, Leicester
April 2019, Duet, performance lecture, Alice Walton & Anna Lucas, The Gallery, Leicester
April 2018, Untitled (Eternal, Pas de deux, Plie) Late at Tate St Ives

Publications
Duet, Alice Walton & Anna Lucas, 2019
Towards a Lexicon for Learning, Amy McKelvie, Leanne Turvey, Alice Walton and Professor Pat Thomson, 2018
In Site of Conversation, Edited by Leanne Turvey, Alice Walton and Eileen Daly, Tate Learning 2017
Al-most All the Gi-rls Raise Their H-ands, Alice Walton & Eileen Daly, 2016
PIGDOGANDMONKEYFESTOS, AirSpace Projects, Edited by Shaun Doyle & Mally Mallinson 2015
It All Started When The Days Were Quite Plain, Edited by Sarah Carne 2013