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.