Alexandra Searle

Alexandra Searle (born 1992) is a London-based sculptor. After studying Fine Art at Newcastle University graduating in 2015, she went on to complete an MFA in Fine Art Sculpture from the Slade School of Fine Art in 2019 where she was awarded the Nancy Balfour Scholarship and the Henriques Scholarship Prize. Drawing on references to the medical and the mental from her own experiences with anxiety and hypochondria, Searle manipulates and exploits the behaviour of materials in order to physically depict moments of stress, tension and expectation. Her works expose familiar fragilities and aim to dig into the soft tissue of the materials she uses.
Group exhibitions include include (Upcoming) TM Lighting Exhibition Prize’ – awarded to one of the 2022, Ingram Prize finalists, TM Lighting Gallery, London, UK (2023); (Upcoming) Where the Wild Roses Grow, Schloss Görne, Berlin, Germany (2023); Luma, Aspara Studio, London, UK (2023); Tomorrow is Tomorrow is Tomorrow, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London (2023); 58 Conduit Street Hypha Studios, London, UK (2022); Ground Work, Studio West. London, UK (2022); Lost in A Just-In-Time Supply Chain, Hypa Studios, London, UK (2022); Changing Atmospheres, Hestercombe Gallery, Taunton (2022); Not Painting, Copperfield Gallery, London, UK (2022); Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London (2022); Harbinger of a Sweet Song, Yamamoto Keiko Rochaix (2021); Not Painting, Copperfield Gallery, London (2022); Hot Air, Bad Art Presents, London (2021); Futures 2020, Mall Galleries, London (2020); 58 Conduit Street, Hypha studios, London (2022); Ground Work, Studio West, London (2022); Lost In A Just-In-Time Supply Chain, Hypha Studios, London (2022); Changing Atmospheres, Hestercombe Gallery, Taunton (2022); New Songs For Old Rituals, Thames-Side Studios Gallery, London (2022); Perhaps We Should Have Stayed, Warbling Collective, London (2022); Studio Visit, No 20 Arts, London (2019); NOW: New Original Work, Gerald Moore Gallery, London (2019); TEASER, Royal College of Art, London (2019); Pink Steam, House of Blah Blah, Middlesborough, UK (2015-2016); MILK Art Collective, Newcastle, UK (2015)
Highlights and Residencies
In 2023 Alexandra Searle received the Gibert Bayes Award by the Royal Society of of Sculptors. In 2022, she was finalist in the ACS Studio Prize and also the Ingram Prize. In 2020, Alexandra Searle was shortlisted for the ACS Studio Price and received the Ingram Collection Prize. In 2019, Searle received the Henriques Scholarship Prize by the Slade Scholarship Committee. In 2017 and 2018 she received the Nancy Balfour Scholarship by Slade Scholarship Committee. Furthermore in 2018 Searle was the joint winner of the BBA Artist Prize by BBA Gallery.