Available Works

Biography

Alexis Soul-Gray (b.1980, UK) is a contemporary visual artist whose practice is often concerned with loss, memory and grief. Speculative questioning about the memorial, memory and commemoration brings together a conjecture of imagery taken from personal and public archival materials. Through painting, collage and print, Alexis defaces and rearranges found images and objects - often work in layers, deliberately interrupting images through an obstruction as an attempt to create a visceral representation of the thought process. Abstraction and figuration hold equal significance, Images are continuously intersecting, abrasive, harmonious, removed; a tangible manifestation of a multi-layered interior state. Alexis is also interested in the stillness found in studio shot images of children and women, floristry, knitting and antiques. Almost like puppets and dolls in play. Many of the images she works with date from the 1930’s-1980’s, representing personal ancestry, collective histories, traditions and loss. Alexis lives and works in Devon, UK.

Education

MA, Royal College of Art, 2021-2023

MA, Royal Drawing School, 2006-2007

BA, Camberwell College of Arts, 2000-2003

BA, Central Saint Martins, 1999-2000

Exhibitions

2020, Life on Venus, The Tub Gallery, London, UK (Group)
2017, Tender Blues, Gerald Moore Gallery, London, UK (Group)
2011, Apparition, Islington Arts Factory, London, UK (Solo)
2011, Irminsul You Are Lost, Perrotts Folly, Birmingham, UK (Group)
2010, The Winters Wayzgoose, Copped Hall, Epping Forest, UK (Group)
2010, Ingleside Arts Festival, Oxfordshire, UK (Group)
2010, The M.H Gallery, Oxfordshire, UK (Solo)
2009, A Passion for Drawing, M.H Gallery, Oxfordshire, UK (Group)
2008, The Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London, UK (Group)
2008, Alumni Show, Edinburgh College of Art/The Royal Drawing School, Windsor Castle, UK (Group)
2008, Marmite Prize, Studio 1.1, London, UK (Group)
2007, Time For Tea, London, UK (Group)
2004, Platform 100, ING Bank, London, UK (Group)
2004, The Exchange Gallery/The Minories Gallery, Essex, UK (Solo)
2004, Transition, Arthouse Gallery, London, UK (Group)
2004, Taking A Line For a Walk, The Minories Gallery, Colchester, UK (Group)