Alice Hargrave

Alice Hargrave (Chicago, IL) received her BA from Tulane University, New Orleans and her MFA from University of Illinois, Chicago. Her work has been exhibited widely, with solo exhibitions at University Galleries, Bloomington, IL; The Chicago Cultural Center; The Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago; Sonnenschein Gallery, Lake Forest College, IL; and Pictura Gallery, Bloomington, IN, among others. Group exhibitions include both national and international venues, such as Carrie Secrist Gallery, Museum of Contemporary Photography and Smart Museum of Art, all Chicago; Tweed Museum of Art, Duluth, MN and Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven as well as Art Metz, France. Her monograph Paradise Wavering was published by Daylight Books in 2016. Hargrave has been honored with several awards and is in permanent collections, such as The Art Institute of Chicago’s Artist Book Collection, Hyatt Corporation, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Nuveen Corporation and the Ruttenberg Collection. Her work has been reviewed in publications including Huffington Post, BBC News and ARTNET. Hargrave is a Professor at Columbia College Chicago.

Statement from the Artist:
Hargrave’s work reflects on manifestations of impermanence—environmental insecurity, habitat loss, species extinctions, the fugitive nature of experience, and of the photographic medium itself. She recently collaborated with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, to create her project Last Calls, which is a series of portraits of threatened and endangered birds using sound waves of their vocalizations toned in the unexpected natural hues of the birds themselves.