Alex Roberts

Alex Roberts (b. 1975) is a British artist that lives and works between Berlin and the UK.  Curating and facilitating visual art projects is a research method, an extension of her studio practice.  Alex completed her MAFA at Chelsea College of Arts (UAL), following a BA (Hons) in Fine Art from The University of Reading.  She continues to work at Edge Arts, University of Bath as an Artist Tutor, alongside Drawing Projects UK, The Drawing Week, Bath School of Art & Design, Bath Spa University and new for 2019, Bauhaus Summer School, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar. Roberts works with paint and translucence, addressing paintings’ surface, layers and spatial depth, via the play of colour and immediacy of marks. Testing the sliding scales of figuration and abstraction, her focus is how we perceive identity, change, and encounters - human tangibility. Currently she is exploring the tensions between what is public and what is private: how, in today’s digital world, appearance often contrasts with reality and sociability belies intimacy. Roberts exhibits internationally, recent inclusions: Stockpile, Drawing Projects UK (2018); PaintLounge BERLIN(2018); no format Gallery (2018); The Performativity of Painting, The Stephen Lawrence Gallery, Greenwich University Galleries (2018); Control to Collapse, Blyth Gallery (2017); St. Paul’s Cathedral (2017); What Hat am I Wearing Today?, Paul Abbott and Alex Roberts, MOCA London (2017); Connect: Katowice, Rondo Gallery Katowice, Poland (2017). She has received the following awards: AA2A Project Placement - Bucks New University (2018); Oppenheim-John Downes Memorial Trust (2017); The Eaton Fund (2017); Arts Council England & British Council Grant - The Artists' International Development Fund (2016); HIX Award finalist (2016); short-listed for The Red Mansion Art Prize (2016) and Contemporary Visions VI, Beers London (2015).