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

2018
New Art West Midlands: Five Years On, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery (Feb 3-May 13).
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, Ridware 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

2018
RBSA Next Wave, RBSA Gallery, Birmingham, co-curator (September).
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] in TRACEY Drawing and Visualisation Research Journaldrawing in-situ.

Papers and Presentations

2018
Interpolated Drawing. Faculty of Arts, Design and Social Sciences Post Graduate Research Conference, Northumbria University (30 May).
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

2018 Five Years On, Birmingham Museum Art Gallery, Khanna, I. (Ed.).
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).
2007 Royal 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

2014-2019 (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.