Alison O’Neill has a BA in Fine Art from Falmouth College of Arts and an MA in Feminist Theory and Practice in the Visual Arts from the University of Leeds where she studied under the art historian and feminist theorist Griselda Pollock. Her work has screened widely including The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh (2019), The Stills Centre for Photography, Edinburgh (2018), The Whitworth Gallery, Manchester (2018) and The Nightingale Cinema, Chicago (2017). Alison’s video Nothing Gets Through was shortlisted for the Birth Rites Collection Prize 2017 and her work was selected for the Rabley Sketch Open Drawing Prize 2017.

Education

PGCE Art and Design, University of Cambridge

MA Feminist Theory and Practice in the Visual Arts, University of Leeds

BA (Hons) Fine Art, Falmouth College of Arts

Selected Recent Exhibitions and Screenings

2019 Home, Gallery at Home, Usk

2019 Time to Think, Pil'ours festival, France

2019 Open Out, The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh

2018 Oh MotHER, Custom House Leith, Edinburgh

2018 The Art of Surrender: Motherhood and Moving Image, Stills Centre for Photography, Edinburgh

2018 The Art of Relation, Cambridge Artworks, Cambridge

2018 Birth Rites Collection Prize Shortlist Screening, Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester

2018 Birth Rites Collection Prize Shortlist Screening, Kings College, London

2017 Quickening, Curated by Extended Practice, Nightingale Cinema, Chicago

2017 Lass Struggle at FiLiA Conference, Institute of Education, London (Co-curator)

2017 Sketch Open Drawing Prize (shortlist exhibition), Peter Scott Gallery, Lancaster

2017 Sketch Open Drawing Prize (shortlist exhibition), Plymouth College of Arts, Plymouth

2017 Nasty Women London, The Black and White Building, London

2017 Interval, The Pepperpot, Godalming

2017 Sketch Open Drawing Prize (shortlist exhibition), Black Swan Arts, Frome

2017 Sketch Open Drawing Prize (shortlist exhibition), Rabley Drawing Centre, Marlborough

2017 Nasty Women Cambridge, Cambridge Artworks, Cambridge

2017 Desperate Artwives 5th Edition, Granby Space, London

2016 Brood Film Festival, Exeter Phoenix

2016 Object, Object, Alison Richard’s Building, University of Cambridge

2015 Project AfterBirth, White Moose Gallery, Devon

2015 ProCreate Project Launch, Women's Art Library, Goldsmiths, University of London

2015 Motherhood and Creative Practice: Maternal Structures in Creative Work, LSBU (Screening)

2015 One For Sorrow, Arts Centre Gallery, North Hertfordshire College

2015 Birth Rites Collection Competition shortlisted artworks - MediaCityUK, Salford

2014 Residents Artists Exhibition, Arts Centre Gallery, North Hertfordshire College, Hitchin

2014 Intervention at The Contents of an Unquiet Mind, Remade Heaven, Cambridge

2013 Postcards from Cambridge, Intervention at various locations around Cambridge

2012 We did not dream, Open Studio, Work completed on Cambridge School of Art Residency

2011 Follow the Fellow, Changing Spaces, Regent Street, Cambridge

 

Residencies/Awards/ Affiliations

2019-2020 a-n Professional Development Mentoring Bursary

2018 Digital Artist Residency http://digitalartistresidency.org/

2018 Everyday Project: a collaboration with Tessa Windt (Four month online project)

2018 Invited artist at Spilt Milk Gallery

2017 Shortlisted for Birth Rites Collection Competition 2017

2017 Shortlisted for Sketch Open Drawing Prize 2017

2016-2018 Associate Artist at DIEP (Digital Institute for Early Parenthood)

2015 Shortlisted for Birth Rites Collection Competition

2014-2015 AA2A Artist in Residence, Arts Centre, North Hertfordshire College

2011-2012 AA2A Artist in Residence at Cambridge School of Art, Anglia Ruskin University

 

Conference Papers

2016 Art History and the Objectification of Women, Objectification and Gendered Violence Symposium, Crassh, University of Cambridge

2015 Imaginary Children, Motherhood and Creative Practice: Maternal Structures in Creative Work, LSBU

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