Alice Kettle was born in 1961 in Winchester, United Kingdom. She comes from a family of couturiers and tailors and is famous for her large-format figurative textile works that combine meticulous needlework with large swathes of colour. For Kettle, needlework is “freeing” because it is not “constrained by shape, format or surface and because one can play with light and the different qualities of thread – it’s a never-ending conversation between the thread and the cloth.” She constantly tries out different techniques with threads of varying qualities, thicknesses, types and blends, which enables her to perfect the form, scale and surface. Kettle’s works almost always incorporate a narrative dimension linked to her numerous projects.
Her work was included in the exhibition 'Untitled, 2020' (2020) at Punta della Dogana.