About Alicia Armstrong

Alicia Armstrong Artist

About Alicia Armstrong

Alicia Armstrong's new work suggests limitless destinations, an adventurous departure from her previous series. Her new paintings, through a creative manipulation of materials and a rare sensitivity to color and tone, are simultaneously abstract and boldly representational. At first glance the paintings may appear to be washes of color that conclude with expressive, tactile features, and drippings or dramatic concentrations of color. Upon closer viewing, they become suggestive of landscape, dramatic horizon lines, the interior of a rock formation, or even outer space. The application of materials that she later removes, creating hard lines, also forms transparent layers. This leads viewers to wonder where these mysterious, but defined paths lead. Figures have often featured prominently in her work, but again, this series defies that pattern. Instead, viewers are left with more questions than answers, about the future, about destinations, and about what they are seeing. Organic tones of green, blue, and a warm red imbue these works, and contribute to the feeling that these scenes continue outside of each canvas’ confines.

2000  University of North Carolina Asheville, Bachelor of Fine Arts
*Academic Leadership Award 
1992  University of South Carolina, Psychology

Selected Exhibitions 
2016  Half a World Away, Eno Gallery, Hillsborough, NC
2016  Trois Femmes, Gardner Colby Gallery, Naples Fl
2015  Story tellers, Gardner Colby Gallery, Naples, Fl
2014  The figure in oil, wax, and clay, Eno Gallery, Hillsborough, NC
2013  A girl and a gun, Asheville Arts Council, Asheville, NC
2013  Small game, The Haen Gallery, Brevard, NC
2013  Here, After. Upstairs Art Gallery, Tryon, NC
2012  Waking up with Van Gogh, Hickory Museum of Art, Hickory, NC
2012  Winter Show, Greenhill Center for the Arts, Greensboro, NC
2011  High Strung, Atelier Gallery, Charleston, SC
2009  Art in Architecture, Merrimon Galleries, Asheville, NC

2016  American Art Collector  ‘trois femmes’
2015  American Art Collector ‘story tellers’  
2014  The Herald Sun ‘the figure in oil, wax, and clay’  
2013  Carolina Home and Garden ‘ matters of the heart’ 
2012  Verve magazine ‘resistance of vision’ 
2012  Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles