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Alicia Reyes McNamara

London, UK and Chicago, IL

Artist Statement

During quarantine I began a series of drawings that started as a place to put my anxieties, but it quickly became an investigation of folklore and rituals around loss, mourning and healing, in which beings and landscapes mutate and shapeshift, creating a personal imaginary in forms of embodiment.

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Artist Biography

Alicia Reyes McNamara was born in Chicago, Illinois and currently live and works in London. Alicia completed her MFA in 2016 at University of Oxford Ruskin School of Art. Her work has been included in Bloomberg New Contemporaries exhibition at the Bluecoat in the Liverpool Biennial and later at London’s Institute of Contemporary Art. She was awarded the South London Gallery Graduate Residency 2016-17, where she exhibited in Spring 2017. She is the recipient of a residency at Kiosko Gallery in Bolivia through Gasworks and Triangle Network, as well as a residency at Bemis Center For Contemporary Arts in the US. She most recently was awarded an a-n bursary, a Jerwood Bursary, and the Chisenhale Studio Summer Residency. She has two solo shows she is looking forward to in 2021 at Lismore Castle Arts in Ireland and Niru Ratnam Gallery in London.



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