Alice Sielle

Born and lives in London 

One Sunday lunchtime when I was 9 years old, my mother asked my uncle how long he was going to paint abstract for. After lunch I went upstairs to my oil paints in the attic to see if I could paint an abstract, and discovered I couldn’t. Ever since then I have been concerned with the formalities of picture making – balance, line, colour, tone, space, proportion and so on. 

I started painting full time in 1973 as an abstract painter, but now also do figurative work when the subject demands no ambiguity. 

Amongst the many painters who have influenced me are Barnet Newman, Duccio, Piero della Francesca, Ben Nicholson, my uncle, William Scott and John Craxton.

Exhibitions

One Man Shows 

1974 Selwood Gallery, Frome 

 

1978 Cricklade College, Andover 

 

1980 General Trading company, London 

 

1981 Lowes Court Gallery, Egremont 

 

1982 Carlisle Museum and Art Gallery 

 

1983 Abbot’s Hall Gallery, Kendal 

 

1985 Mildred’s Wine Bar, London 

 

1986 St. Paul’s School, London 

 

1989 Half Moon Theatre, London 

 

Thumb Gallery, London 

 

1992 Austin/Desmond Gallery, London 

 

1994 Dead Horse I & Dead Horse II 

 

1995 Wodka Restaurant, London 

 

Lying Knave, Tredegar Square 

 

1996 Lying Knave II, Tredegar Square 

 

Dancing Sacrifice, Tredegar Square 

 

1997 Wodka Restaurant, London Exhibition for Shelter, Tredegar Square 

 

1997 The Divine Couple, Tredegar Square 

 

1998 Dog show, Tredegar Square 

Hidden Art, Tredegar Square 

 

2001 Suddenly Figurative, Tredegar Square 

 

2002 Stan, 13 monotypes at Baltic Restaurant, London 

 

2003 The Camouflage Stiletto, Tredegar Square 

 

2004 The Stations of the Cross, Globe Centre, London 

 

2005 The Stations of the Cross, St. Matthew’s Church, Westminster 

 

2005 Sex at a Price, 93 Gallery, London 

 

2006 Nicholson /Sielle , Tredegar Square 

 

2007 175 Small Blue Drawings, Tredegar Square 

 

2008 Flying Angels, Tredegar Square 

 

2008 Flying Angels, SE1 Gallery, London 

 

2009 The Big Bang and All That, Tredegar Square 

 

2010 Six Ravens and a Website, Tredegar Square 

 

2012 Works on Paper, Tredegar Square 

 

2013 Whist I'm Alive, Tredegar Sqaure 

 

2013 Snake, The Garden of Eden, NSHarts 

 

2014 Manush NSHarts 

 

2015 Nazrul/Blake Manush II NSHarts 

 

2015 Sea Monster, Tredegar Square 

 

2015 Brick Lane monotypes, Altab Ali. Kobi Nazrul Centre 

 

2016 Vrindavani Vastra, new lino prints, Tredegar Square 

 

2017 Platinus x acerifolia, the London plane tree, Brady Arts Centre 

 

2018-2020 ongoing exhibitons of the portrait project , Tredegar Square

Mixed Shows 

1973 Westward TV Open Art Exhibition 

 

1974 Pictures For Schools , National Museum of 

 

Wales, Cardiff 

 

1977 Tolly Cobbold Eastern Arts 

 

1978 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 

 

1981 Creative Cumbrian, Whitehaven Museum 

 

1983 Thumb Gallery, London 

 

1984 Austin/Desmond Fine Art, Ascot 

 

1st International Contemporary Art Fair, London 

 

1987 First Showings, Thumb Gallery, London 

 

1998 Hidden Art 

 

1999 Painting by Numbers, Brunel University 

 

2002 Animals, North house Gallery, Manningtree 

 

2005 Turn-up Prize, St. Paul’s Gallery, Bow 

 

2006 In Colour, 93 Gallery, London 

 

2007 Art Pavilion Summer Show, Mile End Park 

 

2008 Flying Angels Film, North Norfolk Music Festival, South Creake 

 

2010 Christmas Show, North House Gallery 

 

2012 10x10 Drawing The City London 

 

2012 The Piper Gallery New Possibilities: paintings from the Seventies 

 

2013 10x10 Drawing The City London 

 

2016 Altab Ali at the Brady Centre, London E1 

 

2016 Aviary at Transitions Gallery London E8 

 

2017 One Creation, first performance. St. Marylebone Parish Church 26.7.18 

 

2018 Hope not Hate, Brady Arts Centre 4-29 May 

 

2018 Naked:War 11.4.18-11.5.18 NSHarts 

 

2019 The Ruth Borchard Self Portrait exhibition

Awards 

Southern Arts 

 

Northern Arts 

 

V&A Purchase Grant for Abbot Hall, Kendal 

Collections

Medical Research Unit, Harrow 

 

Homerton Hospital, Hackney 

 

Cardiff University Faculty of Science and Technology 

 

St. Barnabas Church, Bethnal Green 

Commissions

The Stations of the Cross for St.Barnabas Church, Bethnal Green, London

 

Books

What's the price of a poem? 2020