Alice White is a professional Oil Painter, working exclusively from the figure. Since graduating with a BA Hons in Fine Art Painting from Chelsea College of Art and Design, she has become well known on the South London art scene as a Curator, Presenter and Art Tutor.
Alice conducts her practice with an emphasis on building strong community links, developing the visibility and accessibility of arts within the surrounding area, and celebrating the diversity of the local population. Her work depicts characters sourced from the streets of South-East London. These portraits serve as a contemporary narrative on the life of a community as seen through its’ people. Shifts in economic mobility, changes in cultural diversity and a slew of regeneration projects all continue to play a part in the structure of our society, and these fluctuations are clearly marked in the anatomy of the local populace. In this sense, her subjects act as evidence of the area they inhabit- their facial expressions and physical gait represent the nature of their environment and it’s effect upon them. Their environment is shaped by them in turn, creating a symbiotic relationship in which subject and surroundings equally influence each other’s character.
An experienced Lecturer at Central St Martins College of Art and Design, Alice aims towards building artistic confidence in the local community through the local Life Drawing classes she has run for over 2 years. Her diversity as an art tutor is clearly represented in her role as Lecturer for the ground-breaking new courses at Central St Martins Online School, which are broadcast worldwide.
Alice White recently completed her Artist Residency at Greenfields Studio, Leipzig, Germany. Exhibitions include the Music Room in Mayfair, Kingly Court in Carnaby Street, and the Affordable Art Fair in New York and London.
She is featured on BBC4’s arts documentary British Masters, with Dr James Fox. (July 2011).
“If Santa squeezes one of Alice White’s awesome oil paintings into my stocking, I’d be a happy girl” Lauren Lavern, Grazia Magazine(Jan 2010).
‘Lindenow #8’, Westwerk Studios, Leipzig, Germany. Oct 2012
Artist Residency, Greenfields Studio, Leipzig, Germany. Oct 2012
‘From the Shadows’, Stour Space, London. Sept 2012
‘Elevated Art Fair’, Leadenhall Market, London. June 2012
‘Barcelona Showcase’. Casa Batllo, Spain. Dec 2011
‘Local Character’. Cambridge House, London. Oct 2011
‘Contemporary Art Auction’. Music Room, Mayfair, London. Dec 2008
‘White’s Sugar’. Kingly Court, Carnaby St, London. Dec 2006
‘Summer Exhibition.’ Fosterart, Rivington St, London. Aug-Sept 2006.
‘Selected Exhibition.’ Affordable Art Fair, New York. June 2006.
Recent Graduates Exhibition. Affordable Art Fair, London. Oct 2005.
Degree Show Exhibition. Chelsea College of Art & Design, London. June 2005.
Group Exhibition. The John Jones Gallery, London. May 11th- July 1st 2005.
Group Exhibition. Villa Arson Centre National des Arts Plastiques, France. Feb 2004.