Alice Gauthier is an artist who uses the printmaking process as a drawing tool.
Using primarily lithography, but also etching and woodcuts, she explores the construction of her imagery through the possibilities of print media, in particular the layering of marks and re using of matrices in different colours and compositions.
In recent years, her work has developed from the staging of interacting figures and shadows to a more abstracted look at internal bodies and organic forms.
Combining influence from scientific and encyclopaedic source material with her own observational and poetic drawing, she looks for the blurred boundaries between fact and imagination. In this she finds the freedom to create visible and vital images without the obstruction of reality or accuracy.
In the same way, she embraces the technical disciplines of the print process as an integral part of her drawing. By gaining a technical facility that allows her to work spontaneously, she makes decisions and variations within the realisation of the image, and rarely creates an edition of identical prints.
She is currently setting up her own lithography press in her studio in Paris.

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EDUCATION :

• 2012 - 2014 : MA Royal College of Art (Fine Art - Printmaking), London
• 2009 - 2012 : BA Honors degree, École Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs
(Fine Art - Art Book Department), Strasbourg, France
• 2007 - 2009 : Fine Arts Highschool, Drawing department, Paris
• 2009 : Night school in Anatomy class, Paris



SOLO EXHIBITION :

• 2017 : Teacher! There Is Too Much To Learn..., Galerie Premier Regard, presented by Gilles Fuchs and supported by Laurence Fontaine et Laurence Poirel



GROUP EXHIBITIONS :

• 2018 : Exhibition and Live drawing Concert, Back To The Drawing Wall, Reid Hall, Paris
• 2017 : Hors Cadre, Les Grands Voisins Gallery, Paris
• 2017 : Exhibition and live drawing Concert, Interiors, Vortex Gallery, Huddesfield, UK
• 2017 : Au Fil de l'eau, Artasia Gallery, Paris
• 2017 : The World Is So Small It’s Enormous, Reid Hall, Paris
• 2017 : Artist Books Fair, Histoires de Livres, Palais des Académies, Bruxelles
• 2016 : Histoires pas naturelles, in the castle of Theizé, France
• 2015 : Ladie’s Choice, Satellite Gallery, Las Vegas, Nevada
• 2014 : Bloomberg New Contempories, Institute of Contemporary Arts London, at Newlyn Art Gallery, London, and at World Museum, Liverpool
• 2014 : Wild At Heart And Weird On Top, Café Gallery, London
• 2013 : Thought Machines, Heiligenkreuzerh Gallery, Vienna
• 2013 : Multiplied, Christie's, London
• 2013 : Unfold, London Print Studio, London
• 2013 : Pushing Print, The Margate Gallery, UK
• 2013 : Invisible, Café Gallery, London
• 2013 : Work In Progress Show, Royal College of Art, London
• 2012 : Made In Paper, Exit Art contemporain gallery, Boulogne, France
• 2012 : Aléas, Centre Européen d’Actions Artistiques Contemporaines, Strasbourg, France
• 2011 : Livres libres, Haguenau Library, France
• 2010 : Chic dessin, Atelier Richelieu, for the Drawing Week, Paris
• 2009 : Drawing projection on the Townhall walls during the Nuit Blanche, Paris


RESIDENCY :

• 2016 : Invited artist at Seacourt Printworkshop in Bangor, Northen Ireland



AWARD :

• 2016 : Prix de perfectionnement aux métiers d'art de la ville de Paris



PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE :

• 2018 : Invited by the HEAR (Haute Ecole d'Art du Rhin) in France, to teach a week workshop in lithography
• 2016 - 2018 : Associated artist to the University of Kent, based in Paris, Reid Hall, Paris
• 2018 : Decorator for the play Le Petit Prince, with the Theatre Company Le Théâtre en Pierre Dorées, Lyon
• 2015 - 2016 : Printer and collaborator at Michael Woolworth Publication, Paris
• 2016 : Invited to teach a two days stone lithography workshop in Seacourt Print Studio, Bangor, Northen Ireland.
• 2014-2015 : One year of Professional training in Lithography Tamarind Institute in New Mexico, Albuquerque, United States
• 2013 : Internship as a printmaker technicien at the London Print Studio, London
• 2012 : Internship of 2 months with René Tazé in his etching studio, Paris
• 2011 : Cultural mediation for the annual national cultural event «Nuit Blanche », Eva Albarran & Co agency , Paris
• 2011 : Work with the company La compagnie s’appelle revient, directed by Alice Laloy, Théâtre Jeune Public, Strasbourg, France
• 2008 : Decorator for the play The Snow Queen, directed by Amandine Blanquart, Paris



PUBLICATIONS :

• 2018 : Edition Paablo, Artbox
• 2018 : Invited to make a stone lithograph at the studio
A Fleur de Pierre with the editor Daniel Leizorovici, Paris
• 2016 - 2017 : University of Kent Magazine
• 2017 : Art is Hope