Alana Wilson

Alana Wilson’s ceramics seem to have been created by the sedimentation of time. Their simple shapes and rough surfaces evoke the ruins of yesterday’s world. They had survived the cataclysms of human history and, both fragile and powerful, are seeking their path in the world of today and tomorrow. The primary function of the container is never directly affirmed, maintaining a metaphorical use of form and material. The patent hand marks suggest a form of continuity with the long history of ceramic practices. Behind the apparent neutrality of these objects lies an embodied vision of the links between humans and their environment.

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PROFILE

  • 1989

    Born in Canberra, Australia.

  • 2009-11

    Bachelor of Fine Art (Ceramics), National Art School, Sydney.

  • 2012

    Bachelor of Fine Art (Honours), National Art School, Sydney.

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITION

  • 2020
  • 2019

    Vernissage – Undercover Brutalisme, Castor Fleuriste, Paris, France

  • 2018

    Brut. Med., Wedge Gallery at Kinokuniya, Sydney, Australia
    Ode, Gallery Crossing, Minokamo, Japan
    Surface Revisions, with Anna Varendorff, JamFactory, Adelaide, Australia
    Six Pacific II, Studio Exhibition, Sydney, Australia

  • 2017

    Summer Salon: Illuminations with Ryder Jones, Muck, Auckland, NZ
    T with Romy Northover, Floating Mountain, New York City, USA
    Brutalist Meditations, Lee Mathews, Paddington, Australia

  • 2015

    Conditional Archaeology, Mr Kitly, Melbourne, Australia
    Compositions (for L.A), Jasmin Shokrian Atelier, Los Angeles, USA
    Ode / Pavilion II, Branch 3D, Sydney, Australia

  • 2014

    Ode / Pavilion, Chinaclay, Sydney, Australia

  • 2013

    Lux, Sabbia Gallery, Sydney, Australia

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITION

  • 2021

    Earthbound, Goulburn Regional Gallery, NSW Australia
    The Viewing Room, Gallery Crossing, Minokamo, Japan

  • 2020

    The Vase & Flower Show, curated by Sassy Park, Sydney, Australia
    (Three Artists, Forms, Colours), Reading Room, Melbourne, Australia
    Unframed, Kogei-Seika Fair, Tokyo, Japan

  • 2019

    Russh 15th Anniversary Exhibition, Vicki Lee Gallery, Sydney, Australia
    Installation for Her. Magazine, Lillt, Nagoya, Japan
    T-SITE for Her. Magazine, TSUTAYA Daikanyama, Tokyo, Japan
    Manifest, Australian Ceramics Triennale, Hobart, Australia
    Object & Thing, 99 Scott, Brooklyn, NYC, USA
    Gippsland Sculpture Prize Exhibition, Arc Gallery, Yinnar VIC, Australia
    The Supply Chain, Sophie Gannon Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

  • 2018

    Port Hacking 50th Anniversary Pottery Competition, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, Sydney, Australia
    Atelier by Régime Des Fleurs, RdF Atelier, Los Angeles, USA

  • 2017

    Archive by Régime Des Fleurs, Field & Forest, Chicago, USA
    Purity / 3017, Meet My Project, Via Galerie, Paris, France
    Cold Comforts, Sheffer Gallery, Sydney, Australia

  • 2016

    Lilies Of Forgiveness, C.Nichols Project, Los Angeles, USA
    House Of Voltaire, Studio Voltaire, London, UK
    Clay, Saint Cloche Gallery, Sydney, Australia
    Pot Plant, London Design Festival, London, UK
    Six Young Artists, Walcha Gallery, Walcha, Australia
    Perfect Imperfect, Nishi Gallery, Canberra, Australia
    Return To Beauty, Edwina Corlette Gallery, Brisbane, Australia

  • 2015

    LAXART 10 Year Anniversary Benefit, Los Angeles, USA
    Cups… Runneth Over, Chinaclay, Sydney, Australia
    Select Works, KFA Gallery, Berlin, Germany
    Terra Australis, Home@735 Gallery, Sydney, Australia
    Turn Turn Turn, National Art School Gallery, Sydney, Australia
    Select Works, Walcha Gallery, Walcha, Australia
    Collection (Primavera Composition), Chinaclay, Sydney, Australia

  • 2014

    Untitled Group Show (Aquatherapie), @735 Gallery, Sydney, Australia

  • 2013

    Light & Lightness, IV Asna Clay Triennial, VM Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan

AWARDS

  • 2019

    Northern Beaches Council Art Prize (finalist)
    Gippsland Sculpture Prize (dual finalist)

  • 2018

    Port Hacking 50th Anniversary Pottery Competition (finalist)
    Lethebridge 10000 Award (finalist)

  • 2011

    Sabbia Award (NAS)

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