Alice Thompson's practice makes reference to the transitional and fleeting stages in our lifetime and the cast aside nature of clothing. Working with the medium of knit, she tests its durability, often knitting on a loose tension so the physical line of the knitted row is intricately seen. The knitting sits in conjunction with hard found frames or repurposed structures. Specific colour combinations can evoke snippets of memory.


Education

2019 - BA Honours, Textile Design, Chelsea College of Arts, London

2017 - International Student Exchange Program: Textile Design, Tama Art University, Tokyo


Selected Exhibitions

2023 - Threads - A Celebration of Textiles, Sunny Bank Mills, Leeds
2022 - Happy Go Lucky, Bow Arts, London
2022 - The Knot, 146 Bethnal Green Road, London
2022 - The London Open: Artists Takeover, Whitechapel Gallery, London
2022 - Artists for Ukraine, 16 Nicholson Street, Glasgow
2022 - Assemble, V.O Curations, London
2020 - Pride Muse, Online Resource by Reece Higham
2019 - BA Degree Show, Chelsea College of Arts, London
2019 - Material Solutions, Nike World Headquarters, Beaverton, Oregon


Workshops & Talks

2023 - Lead artist: Loop by loop, stitch by stitch: Knitting Workshop, Whitechapel Gallery
2023 - What Now? The Graduate Survival Guide 2023, Sarabande Foundation, London
2023 - Mayfair Art Weekend, V.O Curations, London
2022 - Colèchi, YKWU, The Lab E20, London
2022 - Colèchi, YKWU X Saatchi Gallery: Designers at Work, Saatchi Gallery, London


Teaching

Since 2024 - Technical Instructor in Textiles Yarn Resource, Royal College of Art
Since 2023 - Tutor, Machine Knitting, Working Men's College


Media 

2023 - AucArt, Guest Edit : Melanie Raines
2022 - London Art Round Up, V.O Curations - Assemble, Issue 04