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A solo exhibition by Alice Crawford
Primarily a printmaker, Alice Crawford keeps it fresh with unexpected imagery with innovative printmaking using typography, collage, collagraphs, and/or other printmaking techniques on different mediums to bring across perceptions of her surroundings.
Partially deafened at an early age, how she hears and interprets spoken language is in her art; a visual representation of when everything comes together for her in her aural interactions. Or not! She often works with typography exploring how communication leads to the possibilities of misunderstanding and misinterpretation.
Crawford is a graduate of two BSc degrees from the University of Manitoba and an Advanced Diploma in Graphic Design from Red River College. In 2013, participating in the Making Our Mark program at Martha Street Studio expanded her knowledge of printmaking skills leading her to explore the many possibilities in mixing printmaking with other forms of art. Her art is on display in private and public collections across Canada and the USA.
As a Featured Member of the Month in September 2014 by Arts Culture Industries Manitoba (ACI) now Creative Manitoba, Crawford has been mentioned in a number of newspaper articles, the most recent The Winnipeg Free Press in February of 2020. She has exhibited in four solo shows, and several group exhibitions across Canada. You can visit her artwork at Martha Street Studio, and Gallery Lacosse in Winnipeg. Crawford is the Project Director for Manitoba Cultural Society of the Deaf – Deaf Arts Manitoba. She lives in Winnipeg with her family.
“Who’s at the Party” is a representation of Alice Crawford’s understanding of the people around her, from the bits of information she gleans from a noisy party environment. She often catches incomplete bits in introductions and snatches of conversations that colours her view of the personalities there.
Crawford’s love of nature comes from living along the Ottawa River in northern Ontario and the Assiniboine River in Winnipeg, both teeming with wildlife camouflaged in the background. She is also concerned about the disrespect that some of the population exhibits for our natural environment. With that on the forefront of her mind, Crawford’s figurines are all made from reused materials or found objects from her home.