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alice von maltzahn


Alice von Maltzahn  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. 

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 Illuminative Fields | Collaboration with Hermés Paris | Le Monde d'Hermés | The Magazine Serpentine North | London 

2022 The Conference of The Birds | Tristan Hoare Gallery | London

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 Creative Bonds | Hole and Corner Magazine

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



2022 - Soho Home Studio | London | 

2020-2021 Sarabande | London

2015-2017 Blacks Club Soho | London


2010-2011 The Shed | Oxfordshire

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