British artist Alice Joiner's 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. 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. In 2017 she graduated with a BA Hons in Fine Art from the Slade School of Fine Art. She has previously held two solo exhibitions, most recently The Way It Felt at Doomed Gallery, London, 2017, and has exhibited in numerous group shows, including The Great Women Artists at Mother, London, 2017 and Peaches and Cream at Photofusion, London, 2017. She has been listed for numerous awards, including the Lensculture Portrait Awards, 2018, where her work was recently on display at Photo London, and the Aesthetica Art Prize, 2018. 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.