Biography of Alison Wilding
Alison Wilding (born 1948 in Lancashire, UK) has a penchant for stripping away at the surface to see what is underneath. One of the most respected British sculptors, her investigative work revolves around an interest in the perceptual and philosophical questions concerning matter, space, and light. Trained as a sculptor at the Royal College of Art, Wilding often employs traditional processes such as modeling, carving, and casting in the development of her works.
Wilding's first major solo exhibition was held at the Serpentine Gallery, London in 1985. Notable awards include a Henry Moore Fellowship at the British School at Rome; Joanna Drew Travel Bursary; The Paul Hamlyn Foundation Award and Bryan Roberstson Award. Wilding was nominated for the Turner Prize in both 1988 and 1992, and was elected to the Royal Academy in 1999.