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Olivia Alexander

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Birthplace
London

Birth year
1961

Lives in
Shellharbour

Website

Representing galleries
Trevisan International Art, Italy, USA, Xanadu Gallery

Tags
abstract, modern, landscape, mixed-media, gallery mixed-media

About the Artist

Olivia Alexander

                                                                    

ARTIST'S STATEMENT


 “The Natural world has always captured my imagination.

The rich, red sand of outback Australia, the azure blues of the ocean near where I live, patterns on a tree trunk left behind by peeling bark or the colours of a sunrise playing across the rock faces on the mountains.

 These are what inspire me to paint!

My style? From Expressionism right through to pure Abstract!

 I don't paint photo realism but rather an interpretation of what

 I see and feel about the subject.

Naturally formed textures, rhythms, pattern and colour are what I look for and the materials and the layering of specialized Mixed media techniques reflect this.

My hope is to communicate
 a Place, a Time or Memory that sparks a connection between

my art and the viewer.”

 

Olivia Alexander

Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION:

ADVANCED MIXED MEDIA – 2008-2011 

CERTIFICATE IN INTERIOR DESIGN – THOMSON DIRECT EDUC. 2007

FINE ARTS CERT. 1 – TAFE College, ALBURY 2004

CREATIVE & ADVANCED DRAWING 2004- 2007

PAINTING IN ACRYLICS- 2004-2006

PAINTING & DRAWING 2004 – Community Education Centre WODONGA

 

AWARDS:

Bronze Medal Diploma- ‘Societe Academie Arts-Sciences-Lettres, Paris’- June 2012

Finalist, Lethbridge 10000 Art Award, June, 2011

4TH Prize Overall, Kiama Art Society 32nd Exhibition, 2010

2nd Prize, ‘Surfaces’ Exhibition, International Competition, “Light,Space,Time’ Florida USA  2010

Best Mixed Media, International Online Competition, Manhattan Arts International, 2010

First Prize, Albury show 2003

Highly Commended, Albury Show 2003

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP

L’Assocation Merite  et Devoument Francais (France)

National Association of Visual Artists, (Australia)

Arts-Sciences-Lettres- Societe Academique d’Education et d’Encouragement (Paris)

Copyright Agency/Viscopy (Australia)

 

GROUP & SOLO EXHIBITIONS- 2011- 2013

 

  • PREMIO NAPOLI 2013 Naples ITALY, MAY 2013
  • ARTIST’S HAVEN GALLERY’ Ft Lauderdale, FLORIDA, Nov 2012
  • ‘SONGS FOR SYDNEY’, Global Gallery, SYDNEY, June 2012
  • POSTCODES FROM THE EDGE’, Wollongong City Gallery, AUSTRALIA, April 2012
  • L’ALTERNATIVE’, Salon d’Automne,  PARIS, October 2011
  • ‘INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY MASTERS’, Sth Nevada Museum of Fine Art, LAS VEGAS, USA Apr 2011 until Feb 2012.
  • LITTLE TREASURES, Galleria De’ Marchi, BOLOGNA, ITALY. April 2011,

2010

 

  • ‘DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE’,  World Bar, SYDNEY 2010
  • BRUNSWICK STREET GALLERY, ‘Small Works’,  MELBOURNE, 2010
  • KIAMA ART SOCIETY 32ND EXHIBITION,  4th PRIZE OVERALL, 2010
  • TREVISAN INTERNATIONAL ART, Summer Exhibition, ITALY,2010    
  • ‘RATHER BE NAKED’   , Mils Gallery, SYDNEY, 2010
  • JAMES KIWI WATERCOLOUR PRIZE, Wollongong City Gallery – juried, 2010
  • ‘LITTLE TREASURES’,  Bologna, ITALY 2010 (Invitation only)
  • ‘THE DUBAI ART PROJECT’  Dubai, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES 2010  (Juried)

2009-2002 AUSTRALIA

  • ‘ALL ABOUT EVE’., BOWRAL, NSW 2009
  • “INSTINCT”, Coffee Culture, BOWRAL  SOLO SHOW, 2008  
  • ‘STAGE 4 – IMAGES OF THE DROUGHT ’ WODONGA, 2008   
  •  “ 2 POMS & A PAINTBRUSH,” ALBURY, 2007
  • ‘JAMES KIWI’ WATERCOLOUR PRIZE – 2008, Wollongong City Gallery - juried  
  • KIAMA ANNUAL ART EXHIBITION 2007, 2008, 2009
  • THE DOG SHOW ART EXHIBITION 2007
  • BUDS OF MAY ART SHOW 2006 As Guest Artist
  • CARCOOLA ART SHOW 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007
  • ST. AUGUSTINES ART SHOW 2006
  • CREATOR’S GALLERY POSTCARD EXH. 2006                                     
  • AWAS ART EXHIB. 2004, 2006
  • COROWA FED. SHOW 2003,2004, 2005
  • TUMUT ARTS EXHIBITION 2004
  • CHILTERN ART EXHIB. 2004
  • ST. AUGUSTINE’S ART SHOW 2004
  • BRIGHT ART EXHIBITION 2003
  • CORRYONG BUSH FESTIVAL EXHIB. 2003
  • CULCAIRN LIONS CLUB ART SHOW 2002,2003
  • ALBURY SHOW 2003
  • HOLY SPIRIT SCHOOL ART SHOW 2002

PUBLISHED:

                                                                                          

‘EVERYTHING IS ART’ MAGAZINE – Aug. 2012

'INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY MASTERS' VOL IV published - Jan 2011

AUSTRALIAN ART COLLECTOR’ Magazine. Oct-Dec 2010

‘ARTIST’S PALETTE’ magazine, Dec 2008, Issue 69, Jan  2009, Issue 70 ‘

‘AUSTRALIAN ARTIST’ magazine, September 2007 , April 2008

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

 

MIXED MEDIA WORKSHOP- Wollongong June 2012

ARTSPACE-Illawarra Children’s Services, Corrimal, Feb 2011

West St, Women’s Centre, Wollongong, July-Oct, 2010

PAWS IN THE PARK’ Wodonga Council Dog’s Day, Children’s Art class assistant. 2007

CHILDREN’S FAIR’ Wodonga Council’s 2007

CEC Wodonga July 2007, Acrylic Painting Adult Classes

School of the 3rd Age Albury- Drawing - Adult classes, Temp position. 2006

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

  • The Australian- ‘Songs for Sydney’, June 2012
  • Illawarra Mercury- ‘From Paris with Love’, May 2012
  • Shellharbour Advertiser- ‘Olivia on the World Stage’ Apr. 2011
  • ‘Hot Art” Southern Highlands – ‘All About Eve’ exhibition & artists. 2009
  • Southern Highland News – Celebrate Artistic Women Article. 2009
  • Art Matters – Dec 2008, Paintings & photo
  • The Southern Highlands News – June 6, 2008, interview-‘Paintings Do All the Talking Themselves’.
  • Border Country Mail, 7 July, 2007 ‘After The Rain’ Interview & photo.
  • Border Mail, 5 July  2007 ‘ARTS” & ‘PLAY’ Interview & photo
  • The Post 5 July , 2007 – Article about Stage 4 Exhibition
  • The Land Magazine – Aug 2, 2007 Interview & photos, ‘Seeing Beauty Behind the Dry Horror’
  • Prime TV News – Interview & Coverage of Exhibition Paintings – ‘Stage 4 Drought’ exhibition.
  • Border Mail, Thurs.  8 Feb, 2007,interview for 2 Poms & a Paintbrush exhibition.
  • Border Mail, Sat. 10 Feb, 2007 ‘What’s On’, Photo
  • Albury-Wodonga Art Society news,  – ‘The Artistic Journeys of Olivia Alexander & Ruth Gray.

GALLERIES REPRESENTING

‘Trevisan International Art’, Ferrara , ITALY

Artists Haven Gallery’, Ft Lauderdale, Florida, USA

Xanadu Gallery, Arizona USA

 

OLIVIA ALEXANDER By Morant

“Her paintings are rich in their associations with nature and natural forces without being obviously derivative. She tells us that it is her hope to communicate a place, a time, a memory that sparks the connection between painting and viewer. This is a tall order in these days of overt individual artistic expression, yet somehow her work succeeds in doing just that. Her techniques involve careful layering of colour and discursive markings that are always complimentary and conclusive to the whole vision. A walk along the beach or through the rainforest is captured exquisitely in the open stretches of variegated colour or a densely textured area of tonal values.

I have had the pleasure and privilege of visiting Olivia Alexander at her home and studio on the coast South of Sydney.  Here I discovered an unexpected richness of creative force that seemed to echo every aspect of the coastal countryside of her environment. Here was a true creative spirit that had been moulded and projected by the rough and smooth elements of Australian nature. Here was work that was immediate in its seduction while at the same time insidious in its disturbance. Here were paintings that are at once both uncompromising and yet very accessible through their subtlety of depth and colour.  Here is a new truth of expression that is already proving its worth to many across the globe.

Olivia has exhibited with real success in many groups, dual and solo shows in Australia. Her work has been well received in the United Arab Emirates, Italy, Las Vegas, and, especially lately, Paris. Also, her tutorials have attracted strong interest as well as attention from national art magazines who have interviewed her extensively.

She is currently working towards a large exhibition in Sydney titled ‘Songs For Sydney’ and as we observe the new paintings that emerge from her studio,  particularly canvases like ‘Lightning Strikes Once’, Rising From The Ashes’ and ‘Sydney Town’, we can only be amazed at the sheer force and beauty of her production.  I am totally confident that such work will quickly find a new and grateful audience. “

Morant

 

 

Recent Exhibits

Olivia Alexander participated in these exhibits:

Nov, 2012 Group Exhibition November 2012
Artists Haven Gallery
 
May, 2010 Little Treasures
Galleria De'Marchi
 
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Artists Haven Gallery Galleria De'Marchi

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