Alexi Marshall (Visual Art, 2024)'The Flood' and 'The Unforeseen', both (2022). Installation View; ‘Taming The Unruly Gods’, Alexi Marshall at Sara Zanin Gallery

Alexi Marshall

Shortlisted in 2024 for Visual Art

Alexi Marshall is a Hastings-based artist who graduated from the Slade School of Art in 2018. She works in print, mosaic and embroidery investigating themes of womanhood, folklore and regeneration. The hand is always present; handmade, hand sewn, hand carved, hand printed, hand bound. The traces it leaves are often visible and embraced. Lines, bodies and worlds fold into each other to create theatrical tableaux, driven by storytelling and otherworldly narrative.

Alexi has exhibited her work in four solo exhibitions; most recently at Sara Zanin Gallery for Taming The Unruly Gods and at Flatland Projects for Under The Pomegranate Moon, both in 2023, also The Redemption of Delilah at Public Gallery, 2019 and institutionally – Cursebreakers at the De La Warr Pavilion in 2021. She has shown in selected group shows including Bloomberg New Contemporaries in 2018. More recently, they include: Synthesis Delphian Gallery at the Saatchi Gallery (2022), Outside The Line, Sara Zanin Gallery, Rome (2022)’, A Star Is Just A Memory Of A Star, Brooke Bennington, Hastings, UK (2022); Body En Thrall, Rugby Museum and Art Gallery, Rugby (2022); Ode To Orlando, Pi Artworks, (2022). Marshall was the first artist selected for the Demoni Danzanti residency in 2022 and has recently completed the Early Careers Artist Programme at Flatland Projects. She founded and facilitates a community-based project, Peculiar Arcana, focusing on fostering connection within groups through tarot and printmaking.