Judith Alder is a visual artist and curator whose practice forms a process of enquiry driven by a desire to understand the world better. At the heart of her work is an exploration of the concerns, contradictions and conflicts of life in an age of scientific and technological miracles, an age referred to as ““extreme present,” a time in which it feels impossible to maintain pace with the present, never mind to chart the future.”
Judith’s work develops and takes form, sometimes over long periods of time, through a range of processes and media – reading, recording, drawing and making, photographing, printmaking and video. There is no single medium which defines her practice, instead the work takes form when images, objects, words and sounds are brought together as collages and prints, books and boxes, collections and installations.
During more than 15 years as an artist Judith has exhibited with museums and galleries including The Freud Museum, London, Jerwood Space, London and Towner Gallery, Eastbourne. Her work was shortlisted for The Jerwood Drawing Prize 2012 and has been acquired for collections including West Dean College, Canterbury Christchurch University(CCCU) and University of Kent Special Collection.