Alice Levinson

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Self-taught as an artist, my work process encour­ages spon­tane­ity and exper­i­men­ta­tion. Cloth is dyed, paint­ed and screen-print­ed to yield a com­plex sur­face. I build pieces with suc­ces­sive lay­er­ing of fab­ric, embell­ished with hand and machine stitch­ing. Each lay­er of col­or or line influ­ences the next, as I explore the inter­play of marks absorbed with­in the fiber of the cloth with marks and tex­ture placed on the cloth. Nature, and life expe­ri­ence are impor­tant sources of inspi­ra­tion, becom­ing occa­sions for explor­ing the inner space of feel­ing, mem­o­ry, fan­ta­sy and myth. I find art-mak­ing to be a joy­ful jour­ney ever grat­i­fy­ing, often hum­bling, on which there are no mis­takes, only opportunities.

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There are no mis­takes, only cre­ative opportunities.”


• A 2015 recip­i­ent of the Durham Arts Coun­cils 2014–2015 Ella Foun­tain Pratt Emerg­ing Artists grant.
• Third Place in Tex­tile Art, Flo­rence Bien­nale, Inter­na­tion­al Invi­ta­tion­al Com­pe­ti­tion, Flo­rence, Italy. Octo­ber, 2015.

CLICK VIDEO to hear Alice speak about her process­es in creating
Fab­ric Visu­al Art­works for her exhib­it MAKE ROOM FOR JOY.