For her first solo exhibition at FLATLAND, Alice Browne (1986, Oxford, UK) takes the idea of camouflage as a starting point for considering identity shifts. With reference to the dichotomy of standing out and fitting in, both compositionally and socially, Browne dryly employs forms that reinforce models of duality and continuity in a series of new paintings and works on paper.
Underlying Browne’s research is a notion that physical experiences take place in collaboration with a network of secondary and imaginative sources resulting in an intoxicating, partly functional, reality.
In 2011 and 2012 she was part of the exhibition Young British Art I and II resp at Limoncello Gallery, London and DIENSTGEBÄUDE art space in Zurich, curated by artist Ryan Gander. In 2011 her work was curated by artist Shaun McDowell in the groupshow ‘Nothing Fixed’ at Marcelle Joseph Project / London with work from Varda Caivano, Raoul de Keyser, Christopher Green, Howard Hodgkin, Ralph Hunter-Menzies, Shaun McDowell and Wendy McLean. Prior in 2010, she was selected in the exhibition in 2010 which showed at A Foundation, Liverpool and ICA London by Mark Leckey (Turner prize), Dawn Mellor and Gabriel Kuri.
Alice Browne graduated from the Royal College of Art, London in 2016.