Studio 34 - Studio# 421
34-01 38th Avenue
Alice has received her BFA in painting from Hunter College, and is currently working from her studio at Studio 34 in Long Island City, NY. She has been in many group shows and continues to exhibit artwork in public spaces as well. In addition to her recent gallery exhibitions, she has shown work in several restaurants and alternative spaces, including work in Tom Colicchio's restaurant Craft in NYC. She was commissioned for a painting in Osaka, Japan for the Color Plastic company Ok-Kasei, has worked on several private commissions, and has sold work to private collectors throughout the world. She has participated in a live painting performance for the Food Network's "Wine Down Art Show" in Atlantic City during a Food and Wine Festival, and has done several commissions for an interior designer in the New York and New Jersey area. She has been featured in doing interviews for many online publications and magazines including a recent feature in the Queens Culture Magazine Idlewild, and a feature on "Women in Art in NYC's Boro Magazine. She will be in an upcoming interview on a Queens Public Television series on NY artists working in Queens.
Alice is currently working with her studio mates to curate shows in the Studio 34 Gallery Space, as well as spaces in the NYC area.
Alice's work is typically described as having non-referential subject matter. Her paintings convey emotion through color interactions and trigger memories of a time and place specific to life in New York City. Her process of multi-layering creates depth and movement, fusing the act of painting with an experimentation of various materials to produce texture or its appearance, drawing the viewer in. Using acrylic paint and mixed media to emulate the look of a wall cracking and peeling, the outcome is work influenced by her photography of distressed spaces and surfaces. Having lived in New York City for over 20 years, these images are documentation of the ever-changing environment portraying the character and deterioration of the city, society and the self. History is revealed through this layering, which conveys the concept of how things change over time and the beauty of the forgotten.
All images and text copyright Alice Lipping