Alice Palmer is a textile artist and designer who pushes the boundaries within art, design and production. Mediums used include knitting, embroidery and more recently, painting.
Palmer draws inspiration from a diverse range of subjects: the illusionary and mathematical aesthetics of polyhedra and topology; the theories of Physics; the music of David Bowie and the style of Pop Art, to name but a few.
Following completing a BA in Knitted Textiles at the Glasgow School of Art (1996-2000), her passion for furthering her knitting skills took her to London to study a Masters at the Royal College of Art (2005-07). At the Royal College of Art, Palmer specialised in Knitted Textiles, concentrating on developing unconventional ways of constructing knit.
Palmer has shown at various exhibitions, her most recent being with The Other Art Fair in 2019, and was proudly picked by the Cynthia Corbett gallery for the Young Masters exhibition in 2014. She has also shown her sculpture at the Schwartz Gallery, Hackney Wick, for three consecutive years in a group show called Allotments.
As well as creating several successful and innovative fashion collections shown in London, Paris, Tokyo and New York, Palmer has won numerous awards, one of which was the Textile Brand of the Year award at the Scottish Fashion Awards in 2013.
Oct ‘05-June 2007 - Royal College of Art, London. MA Constructed Textiles, Knitted
Sept ‘96-July 2000 - Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow. BA Honours Degree, Textiles
July 2021 - 'The Other Art Fair', West Handyside Canopy, King's Cross, London
March 2019 - 'The Other Art Fair', Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London
May 2016 - 'East End Women: The Real Story’ Exhibition, St George-in-the-East church, London
October 2014 - The Young Masters Art Prize Exhibition at Sphinx Fine Art, London
September 2014 - The Young Masters Art Prize Exhibition at The Lloyds Club, London
October 2013 - The Wool exhibition, South Korea
September 2012 - The Wool exhibition, Tokyo
June-August 2012 - Allotments exhibition, Schwartz Gallery, Hackney Wick
September 2011 - The Wool exhibition, London
July-August 2011 - Allotments exhibition, Schwartz Gallery, Hackney Wick