CV

Art CV

Alice Lenkiewicz

https://alicelenkiewic.org/

Born 1964, Tavistock, Devon.

Email- alicelenkiewicz@googlemail.com 


Education

1998 – 2001- BA Honours Art & Design & English – 1st Class degree.

Edge Hill College of Higher Education.

2001 – 2003 – MA Writing Studies .

Edge Hill College of Higher Education.

1989 – Arts Foundation – Open University.

1983 – 1984 – Art Foundation – Plymouth College of Art. 

Representation

Degree Art – Somerset House


Membership of organisations

South London Women Artists

Artlyst London (Press )

WAAW – Women’s Arts Association Wales.

Exhibitions and projects

2022 – Three month residency from June with House of Annetta, Princelet Street, Theme – Brick Lane history and campaign. Textiles, film and Installation.

2022 – WOW Festival Marketplace, South London Women Artists. (March 11-13)

2022 – South London Women Artists – Group show. ‘I Am Woman, Hear Me Roar’ – AMP Gallery, Peckham, London. (March 3-6)

2021 – 26 to Zero Hour Online Charity Auction. Supporting campaign group Zero Hour’ and their work on The Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill, in partnership with art gallery DegreeArt.com.

2021 – Group show – Inside Outside – Llanover Hall, – Cardiff – Women’s Arts Association Wales.

2021 – The Curators salon, “She Answered “Art” – South London Women Artists.

2020 – Solo Show, Nouveau – Art House – Southport

2020 – International Women’s Day – Art Central Barry and Llanover Hall – Textile Art.

2020 – Housekeeping – Jeannie Avent Gallery – London – Writings – Group show.

2018 – Solo Show – “Inspired by Nature” – The Bear Steps Gallery – Shrewsbury.

2018 – Rimrose Valley – Environmental Art Trail – Goddess Trail, 2018.

2017 – Hornshaw Gallery – Genius in Beauty – A&D Gallery – Marylebone – London.

2016 – Hornshaw Gallery – Looking to the Stars – Brick Lane Gallery, London.

2015 – Look/15 – Liverpool Photography Festival – Group show.

2015 – GOOD FIGURES – TINT -ART – Mall Galleries – London.

2014 – Future Visions – Threshold Festival – Digital Art.

2014 – Solo Show – “Beauty” – Bistro One – Plymouth

2014 – Solo Show – Retrospective – The Art Gallery – Bootle.

2013 – Number Nine Gallery – Birmingham – Selected Paintings.

2013 – Art in The City – Wall to Wall Gallery – Prince’s  Trust Art Auction.

2012 – Solo Show – ‘Journey of the Bride” – Blackburn House – Liverpool.

2012 – Vice Chancellor’s Lodge – University of Liverpool. Group show – Landscape.

2012 – Debut Contemporary – Kensington, London, Group show.

2012 – TOMS One for One Art of Giving Tour. Group Show – Baltic Quarter.

2011 – Group Show – “-SHO/Is – She’s – Hers – Ours – 75 Women” – The Gallery Stoke Newington.

2010 – Solo Show – Lady Chapel – “Noble Women” Liverpool Anglican Cathedral.

 2010 – Group Show – “Recollections” – Edge Hill University 125th Anniversary.

 2009 – Solo Show – “Gin Lane” – Dot art – Liverpool.

2009 – Group show Lauries centre – “Continuities” – Wirral  – Photography.

2009 – Group Show – “Showcase” Cafe 1001 – Brick Lane – London.

2009 – The Garage Presents – Insider Outsider – San Diego – California – USA.

2008 – Group show – “Migration” – Novas centre -Liverpool.

2008 – Group Show – “Drawn here” – Arena Studios – Liverpool.

2002 – Group show – “Ladies Only’ – Creative Letts – Liverpool Independents. 

1995 – Solo Show – Museum of Oxford – Oxford Visual Arts Week.

1991 – Solo Show – Selected Paintings – Pied Cow Coffeehouse – Portland – USA.1989 – Group Show – Brighton Pavilion Gallery – Bookbindings.

 1989 – Group Exhibition – Murals “Berlin Wall” – Maize Gallery – Brighton.

1988 – Solo Show – “Horizons” – Oxford Old Fire Station.

Art Fairs

2018 – Liverpool Art Fair- Dot Art

2014 – Liverpool Art Fair – Dot Art

2012 – Cheshire Art Fair

2012 – Parallax Art Fair – Chelsea

2013 – Edinburgh Art Fair – Number Nine Gallery

2012 – New Artist Fair- London

Talks

2009 – Fact- Artist’s talks- Standing Out as an Artist- Dot-art

Performance

2019 – 2020 – Give Poetry a Chance

2018 – Performer – Signature Sculptural Facial – Liverpool Biennial

2018 – Installation – Walk the Sacred Way – City is a School – Liverpool Biennial 

2009 – Neon Highway presents CRUNCH- Poetry Reading -The Fifth Floor – Tate Liverpool

2006 – Liverpool.- Walker Art Gallery- Poetry Reading – Capital of Culture

2006 – 33/45 Club – Liverpool- Poetry.Reading – Guest Poet – Geraldine Monk and Alan Halsey

2003 – Rose Theatre – Edge Hill University – Poetry reading.

2008 – The Bluecoat – Women’s Poetry Reading – The Sandon Room – Liverpool

2008 – Manchester – North West Writers – Poetry Reading

Previous curatorial experience 

2022 – Curated group exhibition for The South London Women Artists – I AM WOMAN, HEAR ME ROAR! for International Women’s Day. 2022.

2021: l – Set up The Songbird Gallery

A space for art exhibitions and projects.

.The Songbird Gallery.

The Pendle Witches Art Performance.

2013 – Set up and Curated The Art Gallery Bootle initiative, Infinite Art Space, 78 Stanley Road, Bootle, Merseyside, L20 2AB

Exhibitions: Order and Chaos, Facing the City, Crossing Borders, I am Spartacus, Be- Bop, Local History, Summer exhibition , The Enchanted Garden, The Dream,Clubbing, Brave New World.

Archive website: https://bootleartgallery.wordpress.com/

2008 – Created The Toxteth Art Gallery Initiative

September 2008 – Liverpool , United Kingdom – St. Brides Church – Exhibition – In an ideal World – The Toxteth Art Gallery presents local artists from Liverpool city and abroad in a mixed exhibition of various media,

Toxteth Art Gallery – September 2010 – Liverpool , United Kingdom – Exhibition, Voice and Visibility – Toxteth Town Hall – Exhibition: An installation based upon memory and experience – Artists, members of the community and Sola Arts collaborate on a project for the Toxteth Town Hall in the beautiful newly restored meeting room. (Sponsored by North West Housing Services)

The Toxteth Art Gallery – Liverpool , United Kingdom, Over the Water, Through the City, Into the Park, 15 September – 15 November 2012 – View by Appointment 15 September – 15 November 2012 Open Mondays – The Vice-Chancellor’s Lodge, University of Liverpool.

The Toxteth Art Gallery – Liverpool , United Kingdom – Exhibition – Love or Nothing – Private view of Toxteth Art Gallery’s exhibition, exploring what it means to Love and lose Love, the Space and Silent Space, a personal exploration of emptiness versus fulfilment. – Opening Night: 10, October 2012, 1800 – 2100 – The Florence Institute – 377 Mill Street – Toxteth – Liverpool L8 4RF, UK

2004 – Curated a series of poetry readings related to my poetry magazine, Neon Highway that I set up while on my Masters degree studying Writing Studies. I published many poets and eventually organised live readings at Liverpool Central Library in the Hornby Room. The events were funded by the Arts Council for Liverpool Central Library. I also continued to put on readings with guest poets at Liverpool Museum Planetarium, The Walker Art Gallery, The Bluecoat, 33-45 club and Tate Liverpool with guest poets, Geraldine Monk, Robert Shepard, Dave Ward, Allen Fisher, Bill Griffiths, Alan Halsey, Lawrence Upton, Steve Sneyd and many more. Readings involved people published in and outside Neon Highway Magazine, the aim being to bring together local as well as guest writers from further afield.

Neon Highway Poetry Magazine and Readings

April 2005 – Liverpool , United Kingdom – Poetry in the City – Capital of Culture – April 10th, 2005 – The Walker Art Gallery – William Brown Street – Liverpool – Room 12 – Poets from the Edge Hill Poetics Research Group will also be reading their work along with guest poets.

May 2005 – May 2005 – Liverpool , United Kingdom -2005 Neon Highway Reading Series, The Walker Art Gallery,Liverpool -Medieval Room – Philip Davenport with Tony Trehy and Ben Gwilliam: – Performances and Versions – A poetry event at the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool – Saturday 13th May – 2.30pm – 4.30pm

April 2006 – Liverpool , United Kingdom – Poetry Reading – Guest poet, Steve Sneyd – The Planetarium – World Museum Liverpool – Saturday 29th April – 12-2pm

January 2009 – Liverpool , United Kingdom – Curated CRUNCH – A Poetry Reading – Tate Liverpool – Tate 5th Floor project: Ideas Taking Space: CRUNCH. 2009 – Neon Highway Poetry Magazine presents CRUNCH – Readings from The Fifth Floor – Sunday 25 January 2009, 16.30–17.50 – Performance and reading. Poets and musicians play and read text and thoughts concerning The Wall Street Crash, 1929. Poems will be a response to artists and their work throughout The Fifth Floor project concerning the credit crunch and present day Liverpool.

Further readings have been held in The Bluecoat The Sandon Room, The Masque nightclub, The 33-45 Club.

Neon Highway Poetry Magazine Archive. .http://neon-highway.blogspot.com

Commissions

1986 – Portrait Commission – Painting of ‘Stella’

1990 – Brighton Festival – Zap Club installation

2011 – Edge Hill University – Painting commission for Gifts.

2017 – Painting Commission for Latimer Design – Private.

2019 – Wedding Jewellery Commission – Private.

2016 – Wedding Painting Commission – Private

2020 – Book Illustration Commission – Private

2022 – Visionary Painting – Private

Publications and writing 

Artlyst London – Press Writer of Art Reviews

Poems Published in Zines: Peggy’s Blue Skylight, Pages, Smoke, The Journal, The People’s Poet, Fire, The Marymark Press.

Published Books and Poems

Maxine – Novella – Prose and Fiction – Published by Bluechronme.

Men Hate Blondes – Poetry Collection – Published by Original Plus.

When Robert met Mouse – Memoir of my parents

Give Poetry a Chance – Poetry Anthology

Listening to the Birth of Crystals – Poetry Anthology

Lockdown Poems, Ledbury Poetry Festival.

World in Lockdown – People’s poem. https://wirralview.com/news/local-poets-give-wirral-voice-world-lockdown-people-s-poem

Art Collections – Art UK – The Robert Lenkiewicz Liverpool Collection.

https://artuk.org/discover/stories/introducing-the-robert-lenkiewicz-liverpool-collection

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