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

Working predominantly with paint and conté, Alice Bray’s painting and drawing practice is influenced by cryptic symbolism, language and ritualism. The applied iconography and tonality of her work morphs into unified symbolic structures, which seek to both lure and haunt, bearing the appearance of something organic yet otherworldly, gloomy yet seductive. The revelation of the imagery demands closer inspection and speculation, creating a psychological dance between what is seen and what may lie beneath.

Recent Projects include: Fresh 2020: A hand-picked selection of work from arts graduates across Aotearoa New Zealand, Jhana Millers Gallery, Wellington, NZ (2020); 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