Alison Yip was born in Calgary, Canada and currently lives and works in the Netherlands. She works through painting, wall treatments and sometimes writing and sculpture as a way of containing the dissociative and dispersed nature of our cognitive apparatus, our relationships and intrapersonal designs. Utilizing popular decorative elements and everyday materials, her work evokes the commonplace sites of such uncanny or transitional states and moves playfully through various styles of representation and pictorial modes. Yip holds a BFA from the Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary, Canada. She continued her studies at Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Germany and in 2016 received an MFA from the Hochschule für bildende Künste in Hamburg, Germany. Recent exhibitions include Malik’s, Hamburg (2018), MOM Space, Hamburg (2017), Kunsthuis SYB, Beesterzwaag (2017); Gaertnergasse, Vienna (2017), The Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver (2016).

Selected Works

Alison Yip was born in Calgary, Canada and currently lives and works in the Netherlands. She works through painting, wall treatments and sometimes writing and sculpture as a way of containing the dissociative and dispersed nature of our cognitive apparatus, our relationships and intrapersonal designs. Utilizing popular decorative elements and everyday materials, her work evokes the commonplace sites of such uncanny or transitional states and moves playfully through various styles of representation and pictorial modes. Yip holds a BFA from the Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary, Canada. She continued her studies at Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Germany and in 2016 received an MFA from the Hochschule für bildende Künste in Hamburg, Germany. Recent exhibitions include Malik’s, Hamburg (2018), MOM Space, Hamburg (2017), Kunsthuis SYB, Beesterzwaag (2017); Gaertnergasse, Vienna (2017), The Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver (2016).

Education/Residencies
2017 — Studio Residency, SYB, Beetsterzwaag, NLD
2016 — Studio Residency, Griffin Art Projects, North Shore, BC
2014 – 2016 — MFA Painting (Jutta Koether), Hochschule für Bildende künste, Hamburg, GER
2013 — Studio Residency (with Arvo Leo), The Storefront, Berlin, GER
2011-13 — Guest Student (Lucy McKenzie, Peter Doig), Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, GER
2005 — BFA Painting, Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary, CAN

Solo and Group Exhibitions
2022 — (upcoming) Nevven Gallery, Göteborg, SW
2021 — (upcoming) “Fly Robin Fly”, Mécènes du Sud, Montpellier-Sète, FR
2021 — (upcoming) Galerie Noah Klink, Berlin, GER
2021 — (upcoming) L’Inconnue, New York City, US
2020 — “Sphinx of Black Quartz, Judge My Vow”, Palfrey Space, London, UK
2020 —”I SAW A CROW, ORCA WAS I”, Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver, CAN
2020 —Material Art Fair, L’Inconnue, Mexico City, MEX
2020 —”Bare Heel Country”, Kunstverein Dortmund, Dortmund, GER
2019 — “We Love You”, Beursschouwburg, Brussels, BEL
2019 — “Finir par Mordre”, Karl Marx’s, Paris, FR
2019 — “Motoko Ishibashi I Alison Yip”, Lady Helen, London, UK
2019 — “Hi-Ventilation”, Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof, Harburg, GER
2019 — “A Fictional Turn”, Page Not Found (with Becket MWN), The Hague, NLD
2019 — “No Place”, L’Inconnue, Montreal, CAN “The Good Listener”, Plat, Amsterdam, NLD
2018 — “Mural”(with Lucy McKenzie and Josefine Reisch), Mothers and Daughters, Brussels, BEL
2018 — “Community of Crumble”, Chez Malik’s, Hamburg, GER
2018 — “Startled Moon, Twilight Rune”(live broadcast with Michelle MacKenzie), for Feminist Land Art Retreat and The Contemporary Art Gallery of Vancouver, Vancouver, CAN
2018 — “Solar Upsetter”, Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver, CAN
2017 — “The New Brood”, MOM Art Space, Hamburg, GER
2017 — “Enough Rumours to Swing a Cat”, Kunsthuis SYB, Beesterzwaag, NLD
2017 — “Silver Springs”, Gärtnergasse, Vienna, AT
2017 — “Hagazussa”, Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver, CAN
2016 — “Vancouver Special: Ambivalent Pleasures”, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, CAN
2016 — “Die Pythien”, Mundsburg Tower, Hamburg, GER
2015 — “Susy Culinski and Friends”, Fantaspazio, Milan, IT
2015 — “69. Internationaler Bergischer Kunstpreis der National-Bank AG”, Kunstmuseum, Solingen, GER*
2015 — “Kordhaus”, Exclusiv-Garagen, Hamburg, GER

PUBLICATIONS/PRESS
Yip, Alison. Bare Heel Country. Dortmund: Dortmunder Kunstverein. 2020.
Yip, Alison. The Good Listener (reprint). Brussels: Le Chauffage. Volume 1. Issue 1.
Yip, Alison. The Good Listener. Amsterdam: Plat. 2019.
Campbell, James D. No Place. White Hot Magazine https://whitehotmagazine.com/articles/matrangagalerie-l-inconnue-montreal/4195. March 2019.
Ling, Steffanie, Alison Yip. Canadian Art Magazine. Fall 2018.
Ling, Steffanie, Alison Yip at Monte Clark. Akimblog http://akimbo.ca/akimblog/?id=1371. June 27,2018.
Marqhardt, Takeo and Alison Yip, Community of Crumble. Hamburg: Chez Malik’s. 2018.
Witt, Andrew, Painting and Obstinacy. Peripheral Review,
https://peripheralreview.com/2018/05/09/painting-and-obstinacy/#more-702 May 9, 2018.
Mathieu, Celine, Alison Yip and God Syb. Kunsthuis Syb, http://kunsthuissyb.nl/?p=3273&lang=en. 2017.
Augaitis, Daina and Jesse McKee, Vancouver Special: Ambivalent Pleasures. Black Dog Publishing.
Ling, Steffanie, Alison Yip at Monte Clark. Akimblog,http://www.akimbo.ca/akimblog/index.php?id=1257.
June 21, 2017.
Marchi, Beatrice, Susy Clusinski and Friends. Milan: Fanta Spazio. 2017
Lederman, Marsha, Coastal Disturbance. The Globe and Mail. Dec. 2, 2016.
Laurence, Robin, Vancouver Special: Ambivalent Pleasures sparks delight in dark times. The Georgia
Straight. Dec. 7, 2016.
Koke, Zoe, Interview with Alison Yip. Editorial Magazine. Issue 15.
2014 La Melia, Tiziana, Alison Yip ‘Footsie Chain, Bartleby Review.
Fürnkäs, Isabella and Alex Grein. Steady State. Kunstverein Duisburg

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