Alice Aycock is an American born sculptor and installation artist. Aycock was born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania in 1946. She attended Douglas College in Brunswick, New Hampshire where she graduated with a bachelor of arts degree. She then went to New York City to get her masters at Hunter College. Aycock's drawings and sculptures of architectural and mechanical fantasies exist as “intersections of logic and imagination.” Her early work focused on associations with the environment, where her pieces were often built into or onto the land.
She has created installations at the Museum of Modern Art, New York (1977), the San Francisco Art Institute (1979), Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (1983), and outside the United States, including Israel, Germany, The Netherlands, Italy, Switzerland, and Japan and has had two major retrospectives—the first surveyed her work between 1972 and 1983, organized by the Wurttembergischer Kunstverein in Stuttgart, and the other retrospective entitled “Complex Visions” was organized by the Storm King Art Center in Mountainville, NY. In September 2005 the MIT Press published the artist’s first hardcover monograph, entitled Alice Aycock, Sculpture and Projects, authored by Robert Hobbs. In April 2013, a retrospective exhibition of her drawings, Alice Aycock Drawings: Some Stories Are Worth Repeating, opened at the new Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill, New York, coinciding with the Grey Art Gallery in New York City, and traveled to the University Art Museum at the University of California, Santa Barbara and the Santa Barbara Museum of Art in 2014.
Aycock’s public sculptures are seen throughout the United States, including a permanent suspended work completed in 2012 at the Dulles International Airport, the San Francisco Public Library, a large-scale sculptural roof installation for the East River Park Pavilion on 60th Street in NYC, and “Star Sifter” for Terminal 1 at John F. Kennedy International Airport.