Alice Straker

Biography

Alice started her career as an Assistant Producer at the ad agency Bartle Bogle Hegarty (BBH). She worked on different accounts over three years and was particularly drawn to food themed campaigns by clients such as Waitrose, Tesco and Weetabix.

A few years before BBH, Alice began painting food. She grew up in a family of great chefs. Both her mother and twin brother filled the table with wonderful creations, which fed her hunger to paint. After studying Art at school, she read History of Art at University where she learnt about artists that inspire her work today; David Hockney, Claes Oldenburg and Grayson Perry to name a few.

Her early paintings are in watercolour, which helped with the fine details of her subjects. As she moved to larger compositions she turned to acrylics and found this enabled her to capture the delicious textures of food, which has given her work an “edible” quality.

Alice has been in several exhibitions in London as an artist and curator and has exhibited her work in a number of ways. In 2014 and 2015 she was part of ‘Office Sessions’, a series of exhibitions curated by Caitlin Mavroleon, where she showed watercolour food paintings and 3D installations of Viennetta, Custard and Meringue.

Here’s a film about the installations >

Last year she co-curated an exhibition with the musician Piney Gir, where she explored the relationship between edible art, music and food paintings.

She now has two artworks, Éclair and Pavlova, shortlisted for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2017.

Represented by: SHARON GROSSMAN - www.piccallo.com >