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Alex Ingram - Artist



Alex Ingram is a multidisciplinary artist creating paintings, poetry, performance and songs.


He studied sculpture from Glasgow School of Art and graduated with a MA in Fine Art from Saint Martins School of Art and Design.


He has exhibited both in Britain and abroad making site specific work and showing in galleries including  the Whitechapel Art Gallery and at the Bloomberg Space in London. 

He has also published fourteen books and completed five albums of his songs.



Artist Statement


What I do makes the work. My actions place me in the present of private moments in domestic and immediate environments. They are diary entries of responses, a document of making, touching on the found and spontaneous.


The work reaches its aesthetic in the medium as conclusions of subjective beauty, cognitive play, an ending art can achieve as a personal practice, the arrival of surprises.


I pivot on the poetics of the creative moment and the space this allows, where the interventions and the harmony between the juxtaposition of fragments create a multitude of curatorial relationships. Installations which complete my practice.


As an artist/poet these outlets are subject to change all together and at the same time. Separately they work as collections, series in flux. Together they take on an endless telling of stories. Richly layered and open to interpretation.  


My series of process led paintings endeavour to use the subject of sunrises and sunsets as a metaphor for the ideas and expression of form and beauty. The infinite potential between night and day.

Selected Works / Exhibitions
How To Start
Poetry Book
Group Art Exhibition
Springfield Park Cafe, London
Group Art Exhibition
Wynwood Cafe, London
The Whistling Man
The Hummingbirds of Midnight
Book of Music Lyrics
Happy Was The Man
Imagined Horizons
Leytonstone Art Trail
East London
Imagined Landscapes (Solo Show)
The Chopperchunky Gallery
Chaos and Control
The Chopperchunky Gallery
group abstract art exhibition
Fire Spirits
Botanical Days
Poetry Book
Tender Boy
Children's Book - themanwithoutareference
Painting Exhibition - 119 Cafe, Hackney
Bird God
Anthology - themanwithoutareference
Merry Months Of  May 
And a Fox Cried - Publication - themanwithoutareference


Group Show - Long White Cloud




Never Again  - Publication - themanwithoutareferene

Cinema  - Publication - themanwithoutareferene

Under the Skin – Group Show - Core Arts

One Hundred on the Horizon  - Publication



Touched - Solo Show - Core Arts

Over The radar - Group Show - Core Arts


Forget Who You Are – Group Show - The Museum of childhood - 18 June - 16 October

The Outsider – Group Show - Core Arts)


All That Glitters Is Not Institution - Whitechapel Art Gallery

Barmy Park – Group Show - Bethnal Green Library

Dark Town  - Publication

Boxes  - Publication

Lull  - Publication

A Season Breaks – Collaboration

Spaceman Cometh  - Publication – Not Your Average Type, 2010

White Works  - Publication – Not Your Average Type, 2010

White Works - Solo Show - Core Arts




L’exposition du de ja vu - Goup Show/co-curator– Core Blimey Arts, Deptford, London


I’ve done nothing wrong today  - Publication - Chipmunkapublishing, 2007

Not Your Average Type – Publication –  Core Arts, London, 2007

Not Your Average Type – Group Show - Core Arts

Enchanted garden - Group Show / co-curator -  London

Art Tarts Take Away - Group Show / co-curator  – 157 Gallery, Peckham, London


Mutiny Exhibition  - Group Show - Bargehouse Space, London


Mind is a horse - Group Show - Bloomberg Space, London

Eel - Screening - 291 Gallery, London



Various Shows and Screenings

Nothing Exhibition, Mead Gallery, Coventry

EXPO 2001, Nottingham

St. Petersburg Performance Festival, Russia

TRACKS Exhibition (co-curator), Amsterdam

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