Herrick is a multi-disciplinary artist specialising in drawing, painting and sculpture. She has a fine art degree from Kingston University, a painting Masters from Chelsea College of Art and was founder & director of Herrick Gallery in Shoreditch & Mayfair.
Artist Portraits is an ongoing series of portraits by Alice Herrick. These tender pencil and ink studies on watercolour paper are of the faces, and importantly - the hands, of a selection of international female artists, whose lives and work resonate in Alice’s own life and art practice.
This series began in March 2021, and is Alice’s response to the discourse around an increasing number of female artists being finally recognised in galleries and museums, as she reshapes her own view of art history and contemporary art. Configured around eyes and hands, an artist’s closest and most vital instruments, Alice pays homage to those who have inspired and trail blazed past and present, forging a devotional practice of study and exploration that in turn has been a journey of affirmation, discovery and revelation.
To date there are 116 portraits in the series, of which 110 are featured, in order of birth, on this beautiful silk scarf. Following exhibitions of the portraits at The Stash Gallery in 2022 & 2023, many of the scarves are now adorning the necks and heads of collectors across the country.
Hilma af Klint, Käthe Kollwitz, Imogen Cunningham, Sonia Delaunay, Georgia O’Keefe, Sophie Taeuber Arp, Hannah Höch, Alma Thomas, Winifred Nicholson, Claude Cahun, Tina Modotti, Tamara de Lempicka, Doris Zinkeisen, Anni Albers, Eileen Agar, Alice Neel, Barbara Hepworth, Ithell Colquhoun, Lee Miller, Frida Kahlo, Leonor Fini, Dora Maar, Lee Krasner, Maria Prymachenko, Emily Kame Kngwarreye, Dorothea Tanning, Louise Bourgeois, Agnes Martin, Meret Oppenheim, Leonora Carrington, Maya Deren, Carol Rama, Maria Lassnig, Lygia Clark, Luchita Hurtado, Françoise Gilot, Ruth Asawa, Geta Brătescu, Alina Szapocznikow, Nancy Spero, Helen Frankenthaler, Yayoi Kusama, Magdalena Abakanowicz, Niki de Saint Phalle, Elisabeth Frink, Huguette Caland, Molly Parkin, Mary Beth Edelson, Yoko Ono, Dorothy Iannone, Rose Wylie, Paula Rego, Eva Hesse, Maria Batuszová, Joan Jonas, Pauline Boty, Vija Celmins, Judy Chicago, Carolee Schneeman, Hannah Wilke, Renate Bertlmann, Annette Messager, Rebecca Horn, Phyllida Barlow, Barbara Kruger, Marcelle Hanselaar, Nancy Fouts, Maggi Hambling, Patti Smith, Laurie Anderson, Ana Mendieta, Maria Teresa Gavazzi, Susie Hamilton, Helen Chadwick, Marlene Dumas, Nan Goldin, Kiki Smith, Cindy Sherman, Linder, Lubaina Himid, Carolyn Gowdy, Dorothy Cross, Cornelia Parker, Doris Salcedo, Francesca Woodman, Cathy de Monchaux, Sonia Boyce, Pipilotti Rist, Sarah Lucas, Rachel Whiteread, Tracey Emin, Kate MccGwire, Elizabeth Peyton, Geraldine Swayne, Sarah Ball, Tacita Dean, Fiona Banner, Sue Webster, Simone Leigh, Julia Maddison, Chantal Joffe, Kara Walker, Anne Hardy, Alice Anderson, Zanele Muholi, Roxana Halls, Annegret Affolderbach, Cassi Namoda and Guerilla Girls.
100% Silk Habotai with hand finished rolled hem.