Alicia Y Talikowska

I am an interdisciplinary artist working with drawing, painting, sculpture, textiles and performance. I use paint, ink, fabric, wool and cardboard to make work, often utilising discarded materials.  A love for colour, shape and geometry appears in my work and I often use hypnotic intricate detailed compositions while exploring ideas of connection, infinity and meditative objects.  My practice is guided by the idea of everything being connected.  I take inspiration from nature, traditional crafts, cosmology, comedy, mandalas, mythology and ancient philosophies.

I graduated from Leeds College of Art and Design with a BA (Hons) in Interdisciplinary Art and Design in 2007.  As part of my practice I engage with people.  I am a workshop facilitator and performance artist running unusual and unique creative workshops and interactions.  I have lead workshops and performed at HeroineFest / FLUX fest, Liverpool; Light Night, Liverpool;  Beacons festival, Skipton; International Womens Day, Liverpool; Culture Night, Liverpool; Innocent Village Fete, London; Lovebox Weekender festival, London; Moor Music festival, Ilkley; Situation Leeds, Ladyfest Leeds and Unity Day festival, Leeds.

Recent group exhibitions:

2016 (upcoming) Mural painting exhibition, The Old Co-op Project Space, Garston
2016 ‘Fuse’, SCI artists, the Holt, Sheffield
2016 ‘Relics’, SCI artists, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool
2015 ‘Postcards’, SCI artists, ROAD studios, Liverpool
2015 ‘Roadworks’, ROAD studios, Liverpool
2014 ‘Al Noor ~ Fragile Vision’, the Bluecoat, Liverpool
2014 ‘Abstract Art’, Liverpool Academy of Arts, Liverpool
2011 ‘Illustration NE’, Sanctuary Artspace, Gateshead
2011 ‘Lite Bite: Open Fridge’, Nottingham city centre

Recent events / experience:

2016 ‘Artnoon Craft Club’ workshops, The Old Co-op Project Space, Garston
2016 Mural painting day, for East Street Arts, The Old Co-op Project Space, Garston
2014 Fused plastic garland and bunting making workshops, Luna Boom Collective, St Luke’s (Bombed out Church), Liverpool
2014 ‘Love your lady garden’ badge making workshop, Luna Boom Collective, the Impossible Lecture tent, Beacons festival, Skipton
2014 ‘Sewing the cave of love’ flag making workshop, Luna Boom Collective, HeroineFest / FLUX festival, Chavasse Park, Liverpool
2014 ‘Al Noor ~ Fragile Vision’ residency, the Bluecoat, Liverpool
2014 ‘The Negligent Mind Drawathon’, Luna Boom Collective, Light Night, the Bluecoat, Liverpool
2014 Assisted with painting the Peacock Room for the Whistler exhibition, Liverpool Biennial, the Bluecoat, Liverpool
2014 ‘Inspirational Women’ bookmaking workshop, Luna Boom Collective, Circuit Studios, Liverpool
2013 Aura drawing performance, Culture Night, the Bluecoat, Liverpool
2013 Aura drawing performance, the Impossible Lecture tent, Beacons festival, Skipton
2012 ‘The Midnight Fairground’ Light Night closing party: DJ performance, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds
2012 BALTIC’s 10th birthday party: DJ performance, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead

Studios:

2016 – present Keyholder at The Old Co-op Project Space, Garston
2015 – 2016 Keyholder at ROAD Studios, Liverpool
2014 – 2015 Keyholder at Circuit Studios, Liverpool
2010 – 2012 Key holder at Test House 5 studios, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Education:

2004-2007 | Leeds College of Art & Design | BA Hons Interdisciplinary Art & Design
2002-2004 | University of Leeds: School of Fine Art, Cultural Studies and Art History | Higher Education Certificate in Fine Art

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