British artist Alice Joiner began taking photographs as a teenager living in the UK. Her earliest works consisted of photographs and large-scale drawings and were a documentation of women, friends and intimate relationships that held prominence in her life, as well as the alarming reality of living with an eating disorder for five years before entering recovery. Her work presents these intimate relationships, mostly between young women, and explores a sense of emergence into their own bodies and sexual beings. The work, which is of a diaristic nature, has been developed from a place of observation and a sense of understanding one’s own body and connection with others. Joiner, who graduated with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art, from The Slade School of Fine Art in 2017, had her first solo show at The Strand Gallery, London during March 2016, titled An Emergence of Being, which consisted of photographic works accumulated throughout her recovery. Joiner held her second solo show at Doomed Gallery, London titled The Way It Felt, during January 2017, and her work was also on display in Los Angeles at The Annenberg Space for Photography as part of A Frame of Mind by GirlGaze Project during this time. She is an Ambassador for Girlgaze, an all-female platform supporting young women behind the lens, curated by Amanda de Cadenet, Sam Taylor-Johnson, Collier Schorr, Inez Van Lamsweerde, Amy Astley, Linsey Addario and Amber Valletta. Her work has evolved from a hidden record of emotional and physical experiences, to an expansive documentation of healing, relationships and connection with others, and growing into one’s own body and sexuality as a young woman.
Alice Joiner lives and works in London.