ALICE BRAY
(b. 1996, Christchurch, New Zealand)
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Ilam School of Fine Arts, 2018

Alice Bray's practice appropriates symbolism drawn from visual tools used for esoteric teaching, such as Rudolf Steiner’s chalkboards and Masonic tracing boards. Her paintings are a result of social and educational hermetic indoctrination masked by the free-spirited guise of Steiner’s philosophy. A murky dream of colours bubble to the surface of her paintings, blurring and softening darker undercurrents of the symbolism woven into her own serpentine compositions.

Recent Projects include: Sidewinder (solo), The Centre of Contemporary Art (CoCA), Christchurch, NZ (2019); Fresh, Millers O'Brien, Wellington, NZ (2019); Preternatural, Next Gallery, Christchurch, NZ (2018); The Winter Garden, Illam Campus Gallery, Christchurch, NZ (2018)

The links:
Sidewinder at CoCA
Fresh at Millers O'Brien
Stuff - The Winter Garden