Alex Pearl

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    Katja Davar, Pearl and the Rising Rain, 2006 Pencil and graphite powder on paper 157 x 157cm

Alex Pearl (b. 1968, Manchester, UK) lives and works in Ipswich. He earned a BA Hons, Fine Art, Birmingham Polytechnic (First) and an MA History of Art & Design UCE Birmingham, (distinction). A true renaissance man, Alex Pearl makes: mini epic films, video installations, games, photographs, sculpture, blogs and books. Throughout his practice there is a sense of an acceptance of failure and disappointment as important parts of the human condition. His recent commission for the Whitstable Biennale was based on a mistake and, lately, he has been unsuccessful in his Arts Council funding application to slaughter a large number of rival artists. Selected residencies include: Art as a Full Time Hobby, Aid & Abet, Cambridge (2011); Pearlville, Production Residency for, Unspooling – artists and cinema, Cornerhouse, Manchester (curated by Andrew Bracey & Dave Griffiths) (2010); and Production residency BCA gallery, Bedford (2009). Selected solo exhibitions include: Mothra vs Godzilla, Canal Project Space, London (2014); Let’s Go!, Fishmarket Gallery, Northampton (2012); The Incredible Shrinking Man, Tap Gallery Southend (2010); Goodbye to most of the Daydreams, BCA Gallery, Bedford & ICIA, University of Bath (2009). Selected groups shows include: S1 Salon, S1 Artspace, Sheffield (2012); Beyond Belonging, 12th GOEAST – Festival of Central and Eastern European Film, Wiesbaden, Germany (2012); commision for the Whitstable Biennale, Whitstable (2010); Unspooling – artists and cinema, Cornerhouse, Manchester (curated by Andrew Bracey & Dave Griffiths, (2010); Trying to cope with things that aren’t human, DCP, San Francisco, Airspace, Stoke on Trent, & Cell project space, London. curated by Ian Brown, (2009); and Drawing Links, The Drawing Room, London & Outpost, Norwich.

Last updated: 02.10.2014