Alison Wilding at the Summer Exhibition
To celebrate her role as 2022's Royal Academy Summer Exhibition Coordinator, Alison Wilding looks back on her decades exhibiting at the annual Summer Exhibition and selects her favourite works.
About Alison Wilding
Alison Wilding (b. 1948, Blackburn, UK) is one of Britain’s foremost sculptors, having challenged the expectations of the medium since her rise to prominence in the 1980s as part of New British Sculpture group. Twice nominated for the Turner Prize, Wilding’s innovative practice combines a wide variety of materials, techniques and forms to create sculptures that examine contrasts, whether it be juxtapositions of containment and concealment, stability and instability, entrapment and mobility, or the disparity between the viewer’s assumption of a material and the artist’s manipulation of it. Drawing has increasingly become an important element of Wilding’s practice, and she was elected Eranda Professor of Drawing at the Royal Academy Schools in 2018. In 2019 she was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for her services to art. Wilding lives and works in London and exhibits across the UK, Europe and USA.
Alison Wilding: At the Summer Exhibition