Alexis Soul-Gray b.1980

Alexis makes work in a variety of media that sits precariously between the autobiographical document and the nonchalant, vacuous and omniscient forces of collective, universal experience. She has for years been concerned with ideas of the monument and the role of the home. Often using imagery that deliberately attempts to provoke nostalgic longing, she is questioning the worth of remembrance and memorial through the exploration of personal and public mourning. She is hoping to examine the memorial as a potentially pious or indeed a purely nebulous and unnecessary act in this post commemorative culture.

Alexis graduated in 2003 from Camberwell College of Art-Drawing and has studied at post graduate level at The Princes Drawing School and the University of London. She has exhibited regularly since graduation and has received various prizes and bursary awards, particularly for draughtsmanship. Alexis is a qualified teacher and has worked in a wide range of educational settings both formal and informal. She is the current artist in residence at a visual arts college in Oxfordshire and will have her second solo show in July this year.