Alicia Eccleston is an artist from Manchester, currently based in Leeds studying BA Fine Art with History of Art (Industry Year) at the University of Leeds. 

Though her practice is predominantly focused within institutional critique, the argument of accessibility and the role of art within society, recently the definition of 'artist’ has become central to her work. Through the process of screen printing and with the use of text and language as communicative tools she presents openly interpretative ideas that aim to inform active discussion.

With her recent discovery in screen printing and the power of unsystematic accidents she creates simple works that feel controlled and meticulously curated yet unrestricted in their interpretation. The viewer is left questioning the opinion of the artist herself whilst also forming their own position on the subjects discussed in her work. Future artworks will include the use of text and discussion through mediums such as film, sound and relational aesthetics alongside the potential of a performative body of work.


2017                             'Panorama by Definition' at The Brunswick, Leeds



University of Leeds, BA (Hons) Fine Art with History of Art (Industry Year), 2015-2019

Manchester School of Art, Foundation Diploma in Art & Design, Specialised in Fine Art- Awarded a distinction, 2014-2015

Work Experience

2018 - present              Ambassador of the Henry Moore Institute, Leeds

2017 - present              Student Ambassador for the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies at the University of


2018                              Art & Design Department Assistant and Technician at Holy Cross College in Bury, Manchester

2017 - 2018                   Exhibitions & Events Assistant at Manchester Craft & Design Centre

2017 - 2018                   Artist in Residence at Holy Cross College in Bury, Manchester

2016                              Ambassador for the Compass Live Art Festival, Leeds

2016                              Live Guide at the British Art Show 8 at Leeds Art Gallery

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