alice von maltzahn

bio

Alice von Maltzahn (b.1983) is a contemporary artist living and working in London. She studied art at Wimbledon College of Fine Art and The Ruskin School of Fine Art and Drawing at Oxford University.

Between 2011 and 2013  Alice von Maltzahn worked with Wendt + Friedman Gallery in Berlin, on both group and solo exhibitions in Berlin and Cologne.

In 2014 she was featured in the title Paper Play; follow up to the bestselling Paper Works published by Sandu Press, an exploration of international artists working in the medium of paper. 

von Maltzahn was Artist in residence at Blacks Club Soho between 2015 and 2017, creating site specific works for the club and holding two solo shows. Resident artist at The Sarabande Foundation from 2020-2021. 

Her work is part of the Soho House Art Collection London.

Working with specialist papers as a primary medium, her practice examines temporality, the environment, our place within it and the traces we leave behind. Large scale, organic installations alter the spaces they inhabit and appear to grow both naturally and unexpectedly through interior spaces. These intricate paper constructions compel us to re- examine our relationship with materiality, nature, growth and decay. Recent installation works have re-imagined the concept of wallpaper; growing intricately crafted, three dimensional relief work across wall surfaces. Growing up on a farm has had a profound effect on her work and has resulted in her preoccupation with the transient nature of our surroundings and the interconnectedness of ourselves and the environment.

 

"I have a slow, meditative practice that mirrors the quiet growth found in nature. My work is about materiality. It's about how the paper moves, how it sounds, how it feels – it's a relationship. It's alive. It's an ever changing dialogue between myself and each type of paper, which is what makes working with the material so exciting. It's an emotional experience, bringing this natural material back to life, somehow. I want the work to breathe."

Selected Exhibitions

2022  Soho Home Studio x Sarabande for London Craft Week | Bloom Installation | London

 

2021 BOUND | Sarabande Foundation Artists Sketchbook | Dover St Market London

2021 Served | Sarabande Summer Show | London

2021 Folds | Tristan Hoare Gallery | London 

 

2020 House of Bandits | Sarabande | London

2020 From This Place We Root | Proposition Studios | London

2018 Art Miami | Michael Goedhuis Gallery | Miami

2018 Salon Art and Design | Michael Goedhuis Gallery | NYC 

2018 PAD London | Michael Goedhuis Gallery | London

2018 Expo Chicago | Michael Goedhuis Gallery | Chicago USA

2018 Adventures and Curiosities with Elephant Family | Hauser and Wirth | London

 

2017 Alice von Maltzahn | Caravanserail | London

 

2017 Temporal City | Clerkenwell Gallery | London

 

2015-2017 Cold Folds | Collaborative Site Specific Installation with artist Emilie Pugh | Blacks Club Soho | London

 

2015 Inheritance | Blacks Club Soho | London

 

2014 Intra | The Asylum Peckham | London

 

2013 Fine Limit | No.1 Room Capacity | Berlin

 

2012 Vivanets | Art in Hospitals | Berlin

 

2012 Mixed Show | Wendt+Friedmann | Berlin

 

2011 Built | Wendt+Friedmann | Berlin

 

2010 Look Both Ways | London

 

2008 Delal | 74 The High St | Oxford

 

2008 Box Ladder | Modern Art Oxford 

 

2007 Silent Spaces | The Northcote Gallery | London

 

2005 From Up High | Freud | Oxford

 

 

Press & Publications

Family Issue | Hole and Corner

2021 Opening Shot | Sarabande | Financial Times Magazine

2021 Bound | Dover Street Market London

2021 BOUND | Wallpaper*

 

2020 The Art of Paper | Wallpaper*

 

Paper Play | Sandu Press

 

The Endless Possibilities of Paper | Another Magazine

 

An Ambiguous Space | Candid Magazine

 

Residencies

2022 - Soho Home Studio | London | 

2020-2021 Sarabande | London

2015-2017 Blacks Club Soho | London

 

2010-2011 The Shed | Oxfordshire

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