Alexi Marshall

 
 

Alexi Marshall (UK, 1995) graduated from the Slade School of Art in 2018.

Marshall works in linocut print, fabric, drawing and embroidery investigating themes of spirituality, sexuality, womanhood and youth. In utilizing embroidery and fabric in a fine art context she seeks to subvert connotations of gendered craft, colour and imagery. Alexi uses these materials which for so long have folded into the tradition of ‘women’s work’ to create unapologetic imagery of women in their bold sexuality, divinity and unconstrained freedom, moved by notions of radical softness. Her mixed heritage UK/Trinidad and Tobago is influencing her practice, as much as recent art residencies in Mexico. Mythology, different religions and beliefs, traditions from different countries, all come together with a universal aesthetic in her works. One of her most iconic techniques is the linocut print, so called suicide print for the difficult process that doesn’t allow room for mistakes.

Among other awards including the Boise travel scholarship and Antony Dawson print prize, Marshall was selected as part of Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2018, with exhibitions at the Liverpool Biennial and South London Gallery. Alexi had a successful solo exhibition at Public Gallery in London in 2019. Group exhibitions include ‘Bridge’, Izo Gallery, Moscow (2018), ‘Figurative Now’, Daniel Benjamin Gallery, London (2018), ‘Young Gods’, Charlie Smith, London (2018) and ‘18/11/1’, PMQ, Hong Kong (2018). More recently Marshall was part of a group exhibition at Sara Zanin gallery in Rome curated by Marcelle Joseph.

 

Selected Exhibitions

2020

Towner International Biennial, Towner Eastbourne, UK (upcoming) - Selected by Polly Staple, Mike Nelson, Noelle Collins

Dancing at the Edge of the World, Sara Zanin Gallery, Rome, Italy (Curated by Marcelle Joseph)

2019

Sunday Art Fair, Duo booth with Shinuk Suh, Daniel Benjamin Gallery, London, UK

We Always Dance Here, Flatland Projects, Hastings, UK

Pareidolia, Space Station Gallery and Daniel Benjamin Gallery, London, UK

The Redemption of Delilah (SOLO), Public Gallery, London, UK

Inaugural Exhibition, Guts Gallery, London, UK

Young Gods, Charlie Smith Gallery, London, UK (curated by Zavier Ellis) 

2018

Figurative NOW, Daniel Benjamin Gallery, London, UK

Carnivale, Chelsea waterside artspace, London, UK

Bloomberg New Contemporaries, South London Gallery, London, UK

JUICE, 5th base gallery, London, UK

AWOMANFEST, DIY Space for London, London, UK

The weird and the eerie, Safehouse 1&2, London, UK

Neoprotofeminist, Black and white building, London, UK

Bridge, Izo art gallery, Moscow, Russia

Bloomberg New Contemporaries, Liverpool John Moore’s university, Liverpool, UK

Flock, GX Gallery, London, UK

Red, Norman Rea Gallery, York, UK

Prizes and Awards

Boise travel scholarship

Antony Dawson print prize 

The Visual Ibero-American (VIA) Arts Prize 

Collections

The Allbright Members Club, London, UK

Marcelle Joseph Collection

Education

 

2018

BA fine art, Slade school of fine art, UCL, London, UK 

 

2013

Foundation diploma art & design, East Sussex College, East Sussex, UK