Biography

Awards and Prizes

2017
Northumbria University Post Graduate Research Resource Fund
2016
Northumbria University Post Graduate Research Conference Bursary
2013
Deans Prize for Excellence in M.A. Fine Art, University of Wolverhampton
Purchase Prize Royal Watercolour Society Contemporary Watercolour Competition
2012
The Tanner Charitable Trust Prize. Royal Birmingham Society of Artists Print Biennial
2008
Elected Member of the Royal Birmingham Society Artists (RBSA)
Best Work on Paper, West Midland Open, Wolverhampton Art Gallery
2007
First Prize winner, Telford and Wrekin Open 2007. Gallery at The Place
2006
Commendation, Undercover, Oriel Davies Gallery, Wales
Elected Associate Royal Birmingham Society Artists (ARBSA)
The Coley and Tilley Prize, Prize Exhibition 2006, RBSA Gallery, Birmingham
Visitors Prize Winner, Shropshire Open Art 2006, Gateway Arts Centre
2005
High Town Art Shop Prize, Open All Media. RBSA Gallery, Birmingham
Commended, Shropshire Open Drawing Biennial. The Gateway Arts Centre
1984
Northern Arts Purchase Award.
Hunting Group Student Art Prize, Mall Galleries, London

Solo Exhibitions

2017 Altered Territories, Burt Hall, Northumbria University
2012 Print, RBSA Gallery, Birmingham
2009 Drawing, RBSA Gallery, Birmingham
2007 Drawing – Print, RBSA Gallery, Birmingham
2006 Review, Main Gallery, Ludlow Assembly Rooms
2005 Survey, Edge Arts Centre, Shropshire
1985 Painting and Drawing, Calouste Gulbenkian Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne.

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017
RBSA New Curators: Watercolour
Drawn, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol
2016
RBSA Next Wave  RBSA Gallery, Birmingham
Drawn, RBSA Gallery, Birmingham
2015
Paper, Table, Wall and After, National Taiwan University of Arts, Taipei
Exploring Drawing, RBSA Gallery, Birmingham
Game Over, Newman Brothers Coffin Works, Birmingham
2014
Paper, Table, Wall and After, Gallery North, Newcastle Upon Tyne
Pen, a Museums at Night project, The Pen Museum, Birmingham
RBSA Next Wave, RBSA Gallery, Birmingham
New Art West Midlands, The Barber Institute of Fine Art, Birmingham
2013
Public View Faculty of Arts MA Degree Show 2013, The Public, West Bromwich
Be Our Guest, Oriel Davies, Wales
The Ludlow Contemporary Open 2013, The Harley Centre, Ludlow
Medals: Surprise Sculpture, Goldsmiths Centre, London
Drawn, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol
InteriMA, The Edge Arts Centre, Shropshire (Artist Curator)
Royal Watercolour Society Contemporary Watercolour Competition, Bankside Gallery, London
2012
The Ludlow Contemporary Open 2012, Palmers Hall Gallery, Ludlow
Print Biennial 2012, RBSA Gallery, Birmingham
2011
RBSA Young Curators – An Invitation to Printmaking Approaches, RBSA Gallery
Drawn Together, Silk Top Hat Gallery, Ludlow
2010
A Different Way of Seeing. The Gallery, Ridgeware Arts
West Midlands Open 2010. The Gas Hall, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
2008
West Midlands Open 2008. Wolverhampton Art Gallery
Art and Insects. Peninsula Arts, Cube3, University of Plymouth
Prize Exhibition 2008, RBSA Gallery, Birmingham
Open All Media Exhibition 2008. RBSA Gallery, Birmingham
RE:Drawing, Oriel Davies Open 2008, Oriel Davies Gallery, Wales
2007
Open All Media Exhibition 2007. RBSA Gallery, Birmingham
155 Autumn Exhibition, Methuen Gallery, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol.
Jerwood Drawing Prize Exhibition 2007, Jerwood Space, London
Jerwood Tour: Pittville Gallery, Cheltenham, Mackintosh Gallery, Glasgow, Royal West of England Gallery, Bristol, BayArt, Cardiff, Hatton Gallery, Newcastle Upon Tyne
The Sefton Open 2007, Atkinson Art Gallery, Southport
Small Print Exhibition, RBSA Gallery, Birmingham
West Midlands Open 2007. The Gas Hall, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
Documenta, Ludlow Assembly Rooms
Telford and Wrekin Open 2007. Gallery at The Place
Prize Exhibition 2007. RBSA Gallery, Birmingham
2006
Theatre, Gallery at The Place, Telford.
Undercover, Oriel Davies Gallery
Shropshire Print Open, The Gateway Arts centre
Prize Exhibition 2006, RBSA Gallery, Birmingham
2005
Shropshire Open Drawing Biennial. The Gateway Arts Centre
Art Mechanics 2005, IGMT Elton Gallery, Museum of Iron, Shropshire
Open All Media Exhibition, RBSA Gallery, Birmingham
2004
Art Mechanics 2004, Ironbridge Gorge Museums Trust, Enginuity Centre, Shropshire
2003
The Big Draw. Blists Hill Museum, Shropshire
1985
Arts Hibernia Exhibition, The Five Dials Gallery. Covent Garden, London
1984
Open Drawing Exhibition. Tettenhall Gallery, Wolverhampton
Three Artists, Calouste Gulbenkian Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne
National Student Painting Competition, Bath Festival.
Student Art Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London
1983
Three Students, Queens Hall Gallery, Hexham

Exhibition Curator/Selector

2017
New Art West Midlands RBSA Sculpture Prize, co-selector
2016
RBSA Next Wave, RBSA Gallery, Birmingham, co-curator
2015
New Art West Midlands RBSA Sculpture Prize, co-selector
2014
RBSA Next Wave, RBSA Gallery, Birmingham, co-curator
InteriMA, The Edge Arts Centre, Shropshire, co-curator

Peer Reviewed Journal Article

Ali. C. (January 2014) Trace [online] inTRACEY Drawing and Visualisation Research Journaldrawing in-situ

Papers and Presentations

2016
Copy, Conservation Retouching, and the Charles Sims R.A. (1873-1928) Archive, Conservation of Fine Art Society, Northumbria University (29 November)
Copy Drawing and the Charles Sims R.A. (1873-1928) Archive Belonging to Northumbria University. Past Time: Art, Anachronism, Anachronisticism, University of York (18-20 November)
Buchloh’s Binary.
Faculty of Arts, Design and Social Sciences Post Graduate Research Conference, Northumbria University (25 April)
Observation, Copy Drawing and the Archive of Charles Sims R.A. (1873-1928). PhD Symposium Sense, Experiment, Surprise, Understanding: PHD Research In Practice, Nottingham Trent University (21-22 January) 
2014
Learning Through Art. 
Caroline Ali and Maggie Ayliffe. Rich Exchanges Conference. University of Wolverhampton (1st July)
Artist Presentation. 
Contemporary Art Study Afternoon What is contemporary art in the region now? Barber Institute of Fine Arts (5th March)

Artist Residencies

2013-2014 Artist in Residence – University of Wolverhampton
2005 Artist in Residence – Coalport China Museum: The Big Draw

Work in Permanent Collections

2013 Freshfields Bruckhaus Derringer LLP
2008 Royal Birmingham Society of Artists
2007 The Edge Arts Centre Art for Hire Scheme
1985 Allied Irish Bank
1984 Durham County Council

Commissions

2009 Ironbridge Power Station
2003-6 Ironbridge Gorge Museums Trust
1989 Birmingham Children’s Hospital

Catalogue Publications

2016 Next Wave, RBSA Gallery, Birmingham
2015 Exploring Drawing, RBSA Gallery, Birmingham
2014 Next Wave. RBSA Gallery, Birmingham
2014 New Art West Midlands, Birmingham Museums Trust
2014 MA Show, University of Wolverhampton 2014 
2013 Public View Faculty of Arts MA Degree Show 2013
2013 King, J. (Forward) Ludlow Open 2013. Shropshire: Ludlow Open
2012 King, J. (Forward) Ludlow Open 2012. Shropshire: Ludlow Open
2008 Boyd, A. (Ed.) (2008) RE: drawing. Oriel Davies Open 2008. Wales: Oriel Davies Gallery
2008 Ible, S. (Forward) Art and Insects: A Contemporary and Historical Perspective. Peninsula Arts, University of Plymouth 2007 Bateson, K. and Taylor, A. (Ed.) (2007)
2007 Jerwood Drawing Prize 2007. London: Jerwood Drawing Prize 2007 Balmer, D. (Forward) (2007)
2007Royal West of England Academy 155 Autumn Exhibition
2006 Farr, A. (Forward) (2006) Undercover. Oriel Davies Open 2006. Wales: Oriel Davies Gallery
1985 Delany, F. Another view of Ireland: exhibition by Irish artists, Arts Hibernia Exhibition, The Five dials Gallery, London

Press

19 July 2013 The tv programme ‘Heno” on S4C aired featuring Be our guest. My work Fly in the sink features in this exhibition review.

Education

2014 (ongoing) Post Graduate Researcher, Northumbria University
2013 M.A. Fine Art with Distinction. University of Wolverhampton
2011 Post Graduate Certificate in Teaching (PCE). University of Wolverhampton
2009 Certificate in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector. City and Guilds
1993 Certificate in Counselling. Coventry University
1990 Registered General Nurse. Queen Elizabeth School of Nursing
1984 B.A. (Hons) Fine Art. Newcastle upon Tyne Polytechnic