Alice Kemp

  • Art Technician, Oaklands School, London  
  • BA(Hons) Fine Art graduate, 2010

What have you been doing since you graduated?

I was in Thailand for two years working as an artist in residence at an international school in Bangkok, I then came back to the UK to work as a tour guide and activities organiser for a language school in Brighton as well as painting in my studio. I've since completed an MA in Fine Art and won the Aisha Caan prize for fine art.

What are you doing now?

I work full-time as an art technician in a secondary school in London, mostly helping students taking GCSE art. In my spare time I use any energy I have left to make my own work in my studio.

Tell us about your own work

I make prints by painting blobs of paint onto a roller and rolling it out to make flat, patterned backgrounds. The random effects of the prints determine what I am going to paint on top, for example a pattern that looks like waves on which I paint a whale!

Why did you choose to study at Falmouth?

I was studying in London and decided that I needed to be somewhere less distracting where I could focus on my work, and make lots of work so I headed to Falmouth.

What is your favourite memory from studying at Falmouth?

I can't pick one thing! Painting at the campus at Woodlane, joining the international student society even though I wasn't an international student, work experience as artist in residence at the international school of Geneva and doing my Erasmus exchange in Venice.

If you had to give one piece of advice to a new Falmouth student, what would it be?

Take on every opportunity your course has to offer even if it doesn't seem relevant to your work.

If you could have any superpower what would it be?

To live forever.