Alec Shepley is an artist and Dean of Faculty of Arts, Science and Technology at Wrexham Glyndwr University, in north Wales. He is also Professor of Contemporary Art Practice and his work has been exhibited widely, both nationally and internationally and is held in public and private collections in north America, Europe and Asia.
His individual and collaborative art research has attracted funding from the Arts & Humanities Research Council, the British Council, the Arts Council of England and the Arts Council of Wales.
As and artist he is concerned not to just make art about art, but to explore the wider social power of art through the ‘aesthetics of regular experience’. His seemingly improvised works intertwine reality and fiction, doubt and confusion and the impromptu encounter, to explore the social production of art.