Alexandra Standen

Alexandra Standen

b. 1988 Sydney, Australia
Lives and works in Sydney, Australia

 

Alexandra Standen is a Sydney based ceramic artist. Her latest body of work speaks to the process of making work in porcelain as well as ‘feeling uneasy’ around objects of fragile or precarious nature. Ceramic objects hold a functional quality and yet there is an anxiety associated with ceramic objects held within a gallery. We place vessels on a plinth, or behind glass and point to the fact that they are precious or historically valuable without addressing the ongoing narrative in these objects.

Graduating from The National Art School with 1st class honours in 2011, she has been awarded an APA and is currently undertaking a Masters by research at UNSW Art and Design. Standen has undertaken a number of artist residencies over the last 4 years in Paris, Tel Aviv, Geneva, the UK and rural NSW and Northern Territory. As a result, her work embodies how we come to exist within different environments and explores our relationships to both physical and emotional spaces.

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Artworks

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Education

2015
Masters of Fine Art, Research UNSW Art and Design (commenced Aug 2015)
2011
Bachelor of Fine Art, Honours, National Art School
2010
Bachelor of Fine Art, National Art School

Solo Exhibitions

2019
'Simple Softness', This Is No Fantasy, Melbourne
2018
'Every Habitual Action', Chalk Horse, Sydney
2017
'A Million Colours Just For You', Jan Murphy (online exhibition)
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Group Exhibitions

2019
SPRING with This Is No Fantasy, Sydney
2018
Sydney Contemporary with Chalk Horse, Sydney
2017
'Compound', Chalk Horse Gallery, Sydney
'Alexandra Standen – Selected Works', Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane
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Awards | Residencies

2019
Muswellbrook Art Prize (finalist)
2017
Wynne Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (finalist)
Churchie Emerging Art Prize, QUT Art Museum, Brisbane (finalist)
2016
30th Gold Coast Ceramic Award, NSW (finalist)
Stanthorpe art award, Queensland (finalist)
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Public Collections

Shepparton Regional Art MuseumVictoria Art Gallery of Western Australia
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