Alysia Anne

Doctoral Student

Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
b. 1982, New Jersey, USA.
Currently living and working in the northeast of England.

I am a full-time practice-led PhD candidate currently researching at Northumbria University in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. My thesis and studio practice navigate personal, traumatic loss through photographic practice using damaged, broken, and manipulated equipment to distress and draw out visual manifestations inherent in the media. My work investigates complicated grief through meaning-making, self-narrative, and absent-presence in public and private contexts utilising gallery spaces, installations, events, and workshops to inform and transform conversations about death and dying.

Work Experience

Friends Of The Hatton

Chairman

Elected Chairman for the Friends of the Hatton Gallery.
April 2016 - Present Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Depaul UK

Programme Coordinator

No young person should have to sleep rough or stay in an unsafe place. Depaul works in some of the UK's most disadvantaged communities, looking to prevent homelessness and provide support to vulnerable young people at every step of their journey.

As part of the programmes team, I coordinate the activity space along with the programme manager. I attend to the timetable, work collaboratively with clients and volunteers, and maintain communication between staff, volunteers, clients, and the wider community. I offer opportunities to engage with the cultural and historical heritage of the city through partnership work and access to local venues and charities as well as individual one-to-one support to those in crisis.

My aim and objective in this role is to maintain and promote a healthy and stable environment to foster creative and practical individual development.
October 2017 - Present Whitley Bay, United Kingdom

Crisis UK

Painting & Outreach Tutor

Delivery of painting and art sessions covering various movements, techniques, styles, and media.
August 2015 - October 2017 Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Education

University Of Northumbria At Newcastle

PhD Fine Art

Complicated Grief: how orphanhood drives the fundamental enquires and methodologies of an arts practice based on erasure.
October 2013 - Present United Kingdom

University Of Northumbria At Newcastle

MA with Distinction: Fine Art

September 2012 - September 2013 Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

University Of Northumbria At Newcastle

BA (Hons) First Class: Fine Art

September 2009 - July 2012 Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Languages

English (Native),

Skills

35mm, Acrylic, Darkroom, Drawing, Film Processing, Illustration, Large Format, Linoprint, Mac OS, Medium Format, Monoprint, Oil, Photography, Photoshop, Pinhole, Screenprint, Watercolour, Windows Os,

Lectures / Artist Talks / Conferences

2017: Grief workshop with Crisis & Christina Thatcher, Café at Crisis, Crisis Skylight Newcastle, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
2017: Mental Wellbeing workshops, Depaul UK, Whitley Bay.
2016 - present: Art & photography workshops, Depaul UK, Whitley Bay.
2016: Exploring Grief workshop, Recovery College Collective, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
2016: Death Café, Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
2016: The Dos and Don’ts of Grieving Properly. Or: How to have a conversation about grief., Death & Culture Conference, University of York, York.
2016: Artist Talk, Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
​​2015: Grief in Conversation with Catherine Gatt, Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
2015: Artist Talk, Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
​2015 - present: Sessional tutor: painting & creative outreach, Crisis Skylight, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
2015: John Cage on Silence, Friends of the Hatton Gallery lecture, Newcastle University, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
2015: In conversation with Joanna Hutton, Paper Studio Northumbria, Northumbria University, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
2015: Pinhole Camera workshop, North Tyneside Art Studio, North Shields.
2014: Regarding the pain of others: photographing war, Friends of the Hatton Gallery lecture, Newcastle University, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
2014: Erasing memory: how complicated grief structures art practice decisions, PGR Conference, Northumbria University, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
2013: Pinhole Camera workshop, Friends of the Hatton, Newcastle University, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
​2011: Pinhole Camera workshop, Friends of the Hatton, Newcastle University, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

Press / Publications

PRESS
​2016: "Postmortem: Alysia Anne: Shift", The Crack. Issue 332, Mar '16, p. 60.
​2015: "Round-up 2015", Morning Star.
​2015: "Do This", Luxe. Issue 37, Nov/Dec '15, p.14.
2015: "Arts Ahead: Star critics cherry-pick some of the best on offer in the weeks to come", Morning Star.
​2015: "'Shift': An odd or excellent exhibition?", The Courier Online.
2015: "NEWS: Alysia Anne: Shift @ Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle", NARC. Magazine Online.

PUBLICATIONS
2017: Lloyd, C., "Grief Demystified", Jessica Kingsley Press: London, p. 86.
2014: unseated. Limited run exhibition 'zine.
2013: Visual Arts Postgraduate Degree Show 2013. Catalogue.
2013: Amnesia. Photography book.
2012: Silentium. Photography book.
2012: Visual Arts Degree Show 2012. Catalogue.

Solo / Group / Curated Exhibitions

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2015: Alysia Anne: Shift, Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK.

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2014: unseated, Gallery North Project Space, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
2013: Visual Arts Postgraduate Degree Show '13, BALTIC 39, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
2013: Hoults Yard Revisited, Unit 42, Hoults Yard, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
2012: Free Range Art & Design Show: Art Week 2, F Block B5, Old Truman Brewery, London.
2012: Visual Arts Degree Show '12, Squires Building: 417 & 502, Gallery North, Northumbria University, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
2012: Digilogue, Unit 44, Hoults Yard, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
2011: U, Grainger Market Events Space, Grainger Market, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
2011: Functional By Default, Citibase, Churchill House, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
2011: Northern Aspects, Hatton Gallery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
2010: Works North, Hatton Gallery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
2010: Corperation-ism: or something like that (as Alysia Trackim), Citibase, Churchill House, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

CURATED EXHIBITIONS
2013: n-lôg, -lg, Unit 42, Hoults Yard, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
2011: FRAGMENTS, St Mary's Lighthouse, Whitley Bay (co-curated.)