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Alicia Rogerson is a Western Australian artist-illustrator inspired by dreams, fantasy, childhood and her imagination.  She resides in Bridgetown on a hill beside a forest surrounded by birds, kangaroos and butterflies.

Primarily a figurative artist, Alicia tends to focus on solitary feminine figures with bold eyes, elaborate hair and the relationships they have to the world.  Her paintings involved hidden symbols, meanings and references.  She often incorporates text and is very fond of vintage book pages in her exploration of communication.

Her first step towards selling her art was through Etsy in 2007 as one of the first Australian artists on the site.  Her shop sold out within days and she has embraced every chance since then to paint.

From 2007-2016 she painted under the psuedonym "Ali J".  Now as her work evolves and grows she has chosen to paint under her real name.

Through her career, opportunities have been generous and Ali has worked on private, commercial and community projects.  Her client list is extensive including SONY/BMG, Penguin Randomhouse and The Australian Women’s Weekly.  She has worked on a variety of projects including painting a fibreglass kangaroo, creating window installations, exhibiting in group and solo shows, illustrating CD’s, clothing, magazines and has her illustrations in a cookbook. 

Her hope is that her art can make a connection to others and inspire them in some way.  Her creative goals are to have a residency overseas, illustrate a children's book and lastly...... enter the Archibald Prize (one day).


GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015

CORD Dis/connect East Perth Distillery, Australia

2011

Artists For Peace The Moores Building, Fremantle, Australia  

Illustrators Australia A3 show Northcote Town Hall, Melbourne, Australia 

2010

Drawn Together The Moores Building, Fremantle, Australia 

Untold Stories IA 9x5, Space 39, Melbourne, Australia 

Vintage Garage Exhibition Vintage Garage, Smith St, Melbourne, Australia 

2009

Adv Diploma Graduation Show Central TAFE Gallery, Perth, Australia  

Once Upon aMBUSH Gallery, Sydney, Australia 

Adv Diploma Art Auction Central TAFE Gallery, Perth, Australia 

The Winter Project Pigeonhole, Perth, Australia 

The Essence of Pleasure Famous When Dead Gallery, Melbourne, Australia 

Skull_Duggery Blankspace Gallery, Sydney, Australia 

Picture This Blender Gallery, Perth, Australia 

Love is My Velocity Cookbook II Old Bank, Perth, Australia 

dRaw Old Bank, Perth, Australia 

Art Fights Fire Outre Gallery, Melbourne, Australia 

Portraits Birthday Show Famous When Dead Gallery, Melbourne, Australia 

Stirling Snaps Photography Westfield Innaloo, Perth, Australia 

696 vs Sketchel Gallery 696, Melbourne, Australia 

2008

Candy Cult Breadbox Gallery, Perth, Australia 

Clothespeg Exhibition II Lala Orange, Perth, Australia 

Perth College Art Exhibition Perth College, Perth, Australia 

696 Birthday Exhibition Gallery 696, Melbourne, Australia 

All Girls Exhibition Gallery 696, Melbourne, Australia 

2007

Clothespeg Exhibition Behind The Monkey, Perth, Australia 

Wayside Chapel Art Exhibition Wayside Chapel, Sydney, Australia 

V-Raw Art Exhibition China Heights Gallery, Sydney, Australia 

Artopia Festival Perth, Australia

Etsy Labs Wall Brooklyn, NY, USA


SPECIAL EVENTS

2015            ArtGames Round #5

2014            MYER Live Painting

2014            ArtGames 

2012            Workshop Presenter for Feast Your Eyes / City of Fremantle

2011             Judge at Central Institute Graphic Design Grad Show

2011             Speaker at Amplifier Workshops, Perth

2011             Workshop Presenter for the City of Wanneroo

2010            Speaker at Amplifier Workshops, Perth

2009           Casestudy for Creative Commons

2008 – 10   Chairperson/Co-Founder of Made On The Left Markets

2007            Speaker at Pecha Kucha, Perth

 

    CLIENTS

    Penguin Random House

    Dolly Magazine

    MYER / Taylor Swift "Incredible Things" 

    Moi Moi Jewellery

    Laura Ashley

    The Australian Women's Weekly

    Roc Candy

    *bespoke* magazine

    Peppermint Magazine

    Seven Stories Press

    Capitalized Living

    The Australian Copyright Council

    Creative Commons

    Sony/BMG

    Oxford University Press

    Australian Bookmarks and Bookplates



    SOLO EXHIBITIONS

    2011 Spark (Mini Art Mart) Ruck Rover, WA, Australia 

    2011 I Have A Tale To Tell Margaret River, WA, Australia 

    2010 Close To Me Dwellingup Arts Centre, WA, Australia 

    2007 Dreams and Storytales Behind The Monkey, Perth, Australia


    ART RESIDENCIES

    2014           MYER, Perth

    2012           Beverley, WA

    2011           Margaret River, WA

    2010          Dwellingup, WA


    AWARDS

    2017            2nd Place OPEN Fence Award, Bridgetown Show

    2012            Bronze “Highly Commended” Illustrators Australia Award


    EDUCATION

    2009  Adv Diploma of Fine Art, Central TAFE, Perth, Australia

    2002  Diploma of Fine Art, Central TAFE, Perth, Australia

    2001   Certificate of Fine Art, Central TAFE, Perth, Australia

    2000  Certificate of Interior Decoration, Central TAFE, Perth, Australia

    1999   Secondary School Graduation, Governor Stirling SHS, Perth, Australia