alice von maltzahn
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."
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
2021 Opening Shot | Sarabande | Financial Times Magazine
2022 - Soho Home Studio | London |
2020-2021 Sarabande | London
2015-2017 Blacks Club Soho | London
2010-2011 The Shed | Oxfordshire