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BIOGRAPHY

The foundation of my work primarily lies within a sense of colour integration and textures, generally spawning from our natural environment and adapted through my own cerebral stimuli.
My work encapsulates a raw, spontaneous and energetic aspect, simultaneously taking into consideration the reactivity (natural and chemical) between the various medium used, thus at times uncontrollably altering the appearance of the piece.

The print is transformed repeatedly, responding to the colours and pictorial aesthetic from within. The final print is generally transformed, incomparable from the initial study, building layer upon layer according to my feelings and thoughts.

Mostly my prints derive from the Collagraph process. I find this process allows me to to create work of a tactile and organic nature, most akin to our own biological substance.

I hope to create work that is communicative of my emotions through the drawn line, texture and colour, to display the work in a manner not inhibitive as a frame can be, therefore engaging with its surroundings.
________________________________________ AWARDS
2004 Artichoke Print Workshop Award.
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PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
2004 Victoria & Albert Museum, London.
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PUBLISHINGS
2005 A&C Black Publishers Ltd, Collagraphs and Mixed Media Printmaking by Richard Clarke and Brends Hartill.
2009 A&C Black Publishers Ltd, Installations and Experimental Printmaking by Alexia Tala. (pre-release date 03/09)
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EXHIBITIONS (*solo shows marked by asterisk)
2007 * ‘Cognitive Responses’ Cheltenham.
2004 University of the Arts, London. Masters Show.
2003 * ‘Cast In’ Subscription Rooms, Stroud.
2003 The Surface Gallery, Nottingham.
2003 ‘Emerging Young Artists’ Birmingham.
2003 * The Iguana Gallery, Gloucestershire.
2003 ‘New Faces’ The Leith Gallery, Edinburgh.
2002 Grays School of art Degree Show, Aberdeen.
2002 Marischal Gallery, Aberdee.n
2001 Royal Scottish academy, Glasgow.
2001 Printmakers council exhibition Winchester.
________________________________________ EDUCATION
M.A. 2004 Printmaking - University of The Arts, London, Camberwell College of Art
B.A. 2002 Fine Art - Robert Gordon University, Grays School of Art
BTEC ND 1997 Art Foundation - Stroud School of Art






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