Alice Gur-Arie


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Alice Gur-Arie began her career as a conceptual copywriter, graphic designer, and creative director, eventually responsible for positioning global brands, and developing and executing their marketing and communication strategies.

Returning to her creative roots several years ago as an artist/photographer and writer, Alice has produced five fine art photography exhibitions, including The Iceland Trilogy, held at the Embassy of Iceland in London, England, and Black, White and Red, in Nice, France.

About her work, she says, "It's about interpreting a moment, a scene, a subject in a way that is true to, but at the same time unlike what the lens captured. In "repainting" textures, colours and spacial relationships, I ask the viewer to examine what they think they see, and consider how it makes them feel. It is a matter for the head and the heart."

Ms. Gur-Arie achieved early recognition of her individual creative style with two series of works, Drama in the Fog, and Love on the Rocks from Iceland, Unsmiling Beauty, nominated for a Terry O’Neill Tag Photography award. Subsequently, Tapestry, from the series Still, Quiet, Blue was long listed for the Aesthetica Art Prize. In January 2015 Bridgeman Images invited her to become a Studio Artist, and in April 2015 featured her as Artist of the Month. Her work was recently selected for's Top Ten Artworks List.

It is noteworthy that Ms. Gur-Arie also is known for her "straight" photography. Much of this work, shot in international locations including Mumbai, Jerusalem, Safranbolu, Macau, Lyons, Berlin, New York, and Los Angeles, is part of her ongoing "street' project In Public Places.

Ms. Gur-Arie holds degrees in English literature, Education and Business from York University in Toronto, Canada. In addition to her practice, she is working on an art book of short stories and images.