MiAL Selection Panel 2018!
As you will have seen, the deadline to apply to become part of the MiAL 2018 Collection is fast approaching! In the build up to the closing date of the 31st May, we are introducing you one by one to this years panel of industry professionals who will be curating our next collection.
Our next panel member is a first for Made in Arts London; Alex J Wood, award winning sculptor and UAL graduate, is the first MiAL Alumni to sit on a MiAL Selection panel!
Alex has twice received awards in 2017 and 2015 from The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation in Canada where his work is held. He was announced winner of The Picton Art Prize in 2016 with his large 2.5 metre bronze sculpture Celestial currently installed in Angel Islington London. He’s been shortlisted for The Mark Tanner Award, Henry Moore Plinth Prize & Clifford Chance award twice.
Alex recently exhibited in Air: Visualising the Invisible in British Art 1768-2017 curated by Stephen Jacobson, Prof Christiana Payne and Gemma Brace’ at The Royal West of England Academy, Bristol where he showed a new series of sculptures including The SA Andrée Balloon. Alex was recently selected and took part in the International Artists Symposium residency (Künstlersymposium) and exhibition in Neustadt, Germany in August 2017 at Villa Böhm. The residency was featured in numerous newspapers including Die Rheinpfalz, TV (SWR Aktuell) and on radio. In 2014, he was the first Foundry Fellow at Camberwell College of Arts and was commissioned by Penguin Books to create a sculpture for Foyles flagship London store.
Alex was resident artist in Beijing & Tokyo in 2014 & 2013 and whilst studying for MA Fine Art at Chelsea College of Arts, he received The Patrick and Kelly Lynch Scholarship where his work is held, as well as in various other collections internationally.
Alex enjoys capturing imaginary and ambiguous Celestial type forms, delicate hot air balloons or smoke plumes in bronze subverting what should be heavy and light. Zeppelins, blimps and biplanes have featured heavily in his practice tethered at precarious angles to bronze mooring masts in states of peril or to famous monuments, almost like a boys nostalgic trip back to childhood. Alex’s practice focuses on British eccentricity in many ways with its notions of obsessiveness and modelmaking.
MiAL’s 2018 Collection will be launched in September this year.
To apply to join Made in Arts London and to have your work judged by Alex and the rest of this years panel apply online.
Guides on how to complete the application form can be found in our previous blog post here.