I make illustrative constructions and multi-layered pieces to create visual spaces of conversation that engage viewers in an intriguing, poetic world of personal images. The pieces explore the two and three dimensional and create an evocative and colourful universe which mixes the familiar and the unfamiliar, the personal and the universal. Narrative in nature, my work is inspired by feelings of displacement, memories of places and everyday-life anecdotes associated with objects and visuals. Lately, I started exploring feminist themes and considerations in my practice.
— Élodie Alexandre
Élodie Alexandre is a ceramic artist and illustrator based in Himachal Pradesh, India. Originally from France, she lived for many years in the UK where she joined Cardiff School of Art and Design in Wales in 2008. She holds a BA and an MA in Ceramics from Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK. Her work was selected for the British Ceramics Biennial in 2011 and for the Biennial of Ceramics in Belgium in 2015. Further to her MA, her degree show installation received a Rising Stars award and was subsequently exhibited in London in 2014. Two years later, she was artist in residence at the Jakarta Contemporary Ceramics Biennale, Indonesia. In 2018, she was selected to participate in the first edition of the Indian Ceramics Triennale in Jaipur, India.