Alison Wilding studied at Nottingham College of Art from 1967 to 1968, Ravensbourne College of Art and Design, Bromley, Kent from 1968 to 1971 and subsequently at the Royal College of Art, London from 1971 to 1973.
Wilding’s first major solo exhibition was held at the Serpentine Gallery, London, in 1985. Projects, her first international solo show, was held at the Museum of Modern Art, New York in 1987. A retrospective exhibition entitled Alison Wilding: Immersion – Sculpture from Ten Years was held at the Tate Gallery, Liverpool, in 1991. She has since exhibited extensively throughout the world in solo and group shows.
Wilding was nominated for the Turner Prize both in 1988 and 1992, and received a Henry Moore Fellowship for The British School at Rome in 1998. Her public sculpture commissions include the installation of Ambit, River Wear, Sunderland in 1999. Alison Wilding was elected RA in 1999 and lives and works in London.
Photo: Anne-Katrin Purkiss