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Alexis Teplin


  • Alexis Teplin’s practice is routed in abstract painting that extends to include sculpture and performance. Concerned with the visual strategy of painting, Teplin uses art historical references to construct performative installations based in seduction, artificiality and cultural signification.

  • Biography

  • Alexis Teplin was born in California.  She received her BA from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 1998 and her MFA from Art Center College of Design in Pasedena in 2001. She was the recipient of the Starr Foundation Scholarship at the Royal Academy Schools 2002/3.

    Her recent solo exhibitions include sss T !!, Hayward Gallery, London; He, Ho, HA, hmmm... Mary Mary, Glasgow (both 2013); Progress Please, Hotel, London (2012) and The Other Side of Paradise, Car Projects, Bologna (2011).

    Teplin has collaboratively written and produced performances at Tramway, Glasgow (2010); Serpentine Gallery Park Nights programme (2009); as part of their Serpentine Cinema screenings (2011); and been included group exhibitions such as Costume: Written Clothing, Tramway, Glasgow (2013) and Painting Show, Eastside Projects, Birmingham (2011).

    Her work has been reviewed in ArtForum, Frieze magazine and Art Review and has featured in The Independent, The Guardian and Time Out.

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