Alison Shepley

Job Role
Lecturer in Fine Art

Biography

Ali Roscoe is an experienced artist and academic whose creative practice is rooted in material thinking and drawing – often taking a line for a walk to explore the cross-over spaces between various disciplines and ways of thinking, looking and ‘knowing’. She often combines the disciplines and philosophies of fine art and textiles. Her work explores the many facets of time and of line – using the drawn line and stitch as metaphors, her works weave between psychological states text and image, pictorial space and real space.

Often incorporating found objects and ready-mades, combined with artefacts and images and actual washing lines, she explores the line as a physical ‘edge’ and lines between, together with road maps, weather maps and meteorological charts where ever changing isobars are overlaid in continuous sequences of rich layering and collages.

Ali studied fine art in Sheffield and is now based in the Berwyn Hills of North East Wales. She has always been drawn to collages – the pure physicality of this technique of cutting and placing, obliterating and layering, has led to works both large and small, both two and three-dimensional. Her love of language and art’s power to enable creativity has led her to become a highly skilled arts educator working with pupils in school students in college and university together with artists and teachers as well as students with learning differences and acute disabilities.

Qualifications

2019-present, PhD WGU

1998/99, PGCE, LJMU

1991-94 BA (Hons) Fine Art, Sheffield Hallam University

Publications

2020 Heterotopic Encounters (group exhibition) Undegun, Wexham

2015-16 Gymnasium (Curator: Public Arts Project), Project Space Plus, Lincoln

2015 Misc.don (group exhibition) The Collection, Lincoln

2013 Lines of Enquiry (solo exhibition) The Collection, Lincoln

2011 Bathing Beauties (group project) Mablethorpe