Alicia King is an interdisciplinary artist based in nipaluna/Hobart, Australia. Her work is driven by a fascination with natural phenomena and the re-thinking and re-working of our material reality. Within this broad context, she explores the intersections of nature, technology and the sublime as well as ideas of deep ecological time and cultural mythologies of the future. Through an alchemical approach to materiality and process, her work creates new representations of the natural environment and encourages the viewer to contemplate their connection with larger unseen forces and complex ecologies.
Alicia holds a PhD from the University of Tasmania for Transformations of the Flesh; Rupturing Embodiment through Biotechnology. The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York features her artwork in their book, Bio Design: Nature + Science + Creativity. Her work also appears in The Routledge Companion to Biology in Art and Architecture, New Scientist, WIRED and Artlink, among others.
Alicia has exhibited within Australia and internationally. She is the winner of the Arkley Award 2021 and the Mona Scholarship, and has been shortlisted for awards including the Australian Antarctic Arts Fellowship, The Georges Mora Fellowship, the McLelland National Small Sculpture Award and the Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize. She has been granted residencies including the Australia Council for the Arts's Tokyo Studio Residency; the Asialink Tokyo Wonder Site Studio; the Rosamond McCulloch Studio, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris; Organ Haus, China; and Urban Glass, New York. Her work is held in a number of collections including Mona and the Justin Art House Museum, Naarm/Melbourne.