Alice Palmer is a multidisciplinary artist working between South Derbyshire and London. Often inspired by what is happening in the world, or her life, at the time, Palmer draws inspiration from a diverse range of subjects: the illusionary and mathematical aesthetics of polyhedra and topology; the theories of Physics; the music of David Bowie and the style of Pop Art.
Through her knitted tapestries, first exhibited in 2014 with the Young Masters Prize, selected by the Cynthia Corbett gallery, Palmer explored the way in which iconic artwork and sculpture is perceived today. How does the public interact with classic art in the age of the internet and social media? Does art lose its worth, and has commoditisation of art negated its aesthetic value? Do we appreciate these artworks as pieces of beauty and skill, or do we use them for our own amusement – to collect images for our own social media accounts or to elevate our Twitter and Facebook status?
Knitted Textiles are Palmer’s speciality, for which she holds a BA and a Masters, gained from The Glasgow School of Art and London’s Royal College of Art respectively. Her unique vision concentrates on developing unconventional ways of constructing knit.
Palmer has shown at various exhibitions, and currently has a body of work showcased at The Hoxton Hotel, London. A regular exhibitor at The Other Art Fair, with work featured in Saatchi Art catalogue, Palmer has also shown her sculpture at the Schwartz Gallery, Hackney Wick, for three consecutive years in a group show called Allotments, and presented work in East London at ‘East End Women: The Real Story’ exhibition.
Before moving into the art world, Palmer showcased innovative fashion collections in London, Paris, Tokyo and New York through her own fashion label, winning numerous awards including Textile Brand of the Year at the Scottish Fashion Awards 2013.
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