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Olivia Alexander

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Representing galleries
Paris; Atkinson Collection Gallery Chicago, Trevisan International Art, USA, Galerie Art et Miss, Italy, Xanadu Gallery

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

About the Artist


Olivia Alexander is a multi-awarded experimental artist, born in London now based in Australia. She uses layers of specialized mixed media techniques to create abstract and expressionistic naturalist paintings.

Inspired by color, texture and shapes in the landscapes and oceans, not just of Australia but of other countries she has travelled to.

Alexander’s work has been described as, “having an outstanding character concerning the way in which she expresses the movements of life in the natural world surroundings as well as in emotionally arising abstract universes”.

Alexander works with a combination of ink, acrylic and very fluid water color pigments on canvas and paper. Layer upon layer of fluid pigment creates transparent depths, combined in mutual exchanges of forms and colors. Light and shadow are added creating further depth to the work, sharpening alternating formations.

The sense of spirituality within nature is captured upon canvas or paper while still allowing the viewer their own interpretation and interwoven story.

Spending her childhood in South Australia, Alexander discovered her love and gifting for art at an early age. She married in 1984 and focused on raising a family in between her art hobby.

After a serious illness in 2001 Olivia made the decision to pursue her career as a professional artist and so undertook nine years of training in Fine Art, Advanced & Creative Drawing, Advanced Mixed Media, as well as Interior Design.

In 2007 Olivia moved with her husband to Shellharbour, just south of Sydney where she now works full time in her art studio overlooking the Lake behind her home.

Her work has gained global recognition with nine international awards including both pewter and bronze medal diplomas from the Paris society of Arts, Sciences and Letters, a silver medal diploma from the French International Academy of Merit and most recently in 2015, the Art Critics Award and the Rome Imperial International award from Italy.

She was a finalist in the international Brisbane Art Prize, Sep 2015.

Alexander has been in numerous group and solo exhibitions, not just in Australia but also Italy, France, USA, Singapore, India and Dubai.

October 2011 saw her artworks successfully exhibited at the juried, Salon d’Automne in Paris and she undertook a a two women show in Paris in December, 2015.

Her artworks are owned by private collectors in many countries and she is represented by galleries and curators in Australia, Italy, Singapore, USA and France.



2008-2011       Advanced Mixed Media, Composition & Design- Private class.  

2007                Certificate in Interior Design- Cengage

2004                Certificate in Fine Arts 1- Albury TAFE

2004-2007       Creative & Advanced Drawing- CEC

2004-2006       Painting in Acrylics- CEC

2002-2004       Painting & Drawing-  CEC Wodonga



2016    Palm Art Award Nominee -Germany

2015    Vermeil Medal Diploma – European Institute of Contemporary Arts (IEDAC) -                       France

Artist Value Certification – Jacques Akoun Art Valuation –France

Brisbane Art Prize – Finalist - Australia

Art Critics Award - Italy

Art Achievement Award for contribution to art in Europe – IEDAC - France

Rome Imperial International Prize – Effetto Arte/ Russo - Italy

2014    Silver Medal Diploma – International French Academy of Merit – France

Pewter Medal Diploma – Societe Academie Arts, Sciences, Lettres.- Paris

Feast, Pray, Love Art Prize – Finalist -Melbourne

2012    Bronze Medal Diploma- Societe Academie Arts-Sciences-Lettres. - Paris

2011    Lethbridge 10000 Art Award, Finalist  - Melbourne

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

2nd Prize - ‘Surfaces’ Exhibition, International Competition, ‘Light,Space,Time’ - USA

Best Mixed Media - International Online Competition, Manhattan Arts International, - USA 

2003    First Prize - Albury show ,  Highly Commended - Albury Show - Australia


2016    ‘Oceans’, Shoalhaven Fine Art, Jervis Bay 13-27 May, Australia

2014    ‘Collection’ Ablaze Brasserie – Nowra, Australia 

2008    ‘Instinct’, Coffee Culture, Bowral – Australia



2015    ‘Oceans of Oz’, Olivia Alexander & Ann Dunbar, Galerie Art et Miss, 1-8 Dec. Paris, France

2007    ‘2 Poms & a Paintbrush’, Olivia  Alexander & Ruth Gray, Albury, Australia



2016    Kolkata International Exhibition, India

Kiama Arts Trail Members Exhibition, Australia

‘Migrations’ SCAS group, Kiama Australia

2015    Petits Formats Galerie Art et Miss, Paris

Kiama Arts Trail member exhibition, Australia

Scarborough Art Show-  Australia

Brisbane Art Prize – Finalist- Australia

Augustus Momentum, SCAS group, Wollongong-  Australia

Who’s Who Art Club International, - Honfleur, France

Salon Antares Creative, -Toulouse, France

Art Design Show- Dreem St Gallery, -St Tropez and Lavandou, France

KAT Members Exhibition, Kiama -Australia

2014    ‘Habitat’- Beth Hulme Gallery, Melborne, Australia

‘Perceptions’ Workshop Exhibition Gargano, Italy

Kiama Arts Trail member exhibition, Australia 

‘Feast, Pray, Love’ Art Award Finalist, - Melbourne, Australia

2013    Kiama Arts Trail member exhibition, Australia

Kiama Art Society 35th Exhibition- Australia

‘CamArt’ Award, Canterbury, Australia

Premio Napeli Award Exhibiton, Naples, Italy. (Nominated for People’s Choice award)

2012    Artists Haven Gallery, Ft Lauderdale, Florida, USA

‘Songs for Sydney’-Alexander, Morant, Rowling, Cao- Global Gallery, Sydney, Australia

‘International Contemporary Masters’, South Nevada Museum of Fine Art, Las Vegas USA


2011    L’Alternative’, Salon d’Automne,  Paris, France.

Little Treasures, Galleria De’ Marchi, Bologna, Italy

2010    ‘Down the Rabbit Hole’,  World Bar, Sydney, Australia

‘Small Works’,  Brunswick St Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

Kiama Art Society 32nd Exhibition  (4th prize overall) Kiama, Australia

Trevisan International, Summer Exhibition, Italy

‘Rather Be Naked’, Mils Gallery, Sydney, Australia

‘James Kiwi Watercolour Prize, Wollongong City Gallery – Australia (Juried)

‘Little Treasures’, Bologna, Italy (Invitation only)

‘The Dubai Art Project, Dubai, UAE  (Juried)

2009    ‘All About Eve’, Bowral, Australia

Kiama Art Society 31nd Exhibition  Kiama, Australia

2008-2002  Available upon request.



2016    Alyson Stanfield Art Biz Blog, USA

‘Choses à Savoir Art’ French Podcast interview. France

Radio VOX Fm 106.9- Live interview, Mr. Maestro, ‘After Paris’

RivierArt magazine– Europe,’ Find Paradise’.

2015   Art & Beyond magazine, Winter edition USA, ‘Oceans of Oz’ An extra-ordinary exhibition.

Art Edit magazine, Edition 7 Editor’s Pick ‘Best of Abstract’ .

Lake Times & Kiama Independent Newspapers

Effetto Arte, Italian Art Magazine.

Radio VOX Fm 106.9- Live interview, Mr. Maestro, ‘Art, Music & Paris’

2014    Illawarra Mercury- ‘To Paris & Back Again’   

Radio VOX Fm 106.9- Live interview, Mr. Maestro

2013    Daily Telegraph- ‘Best Weekend’ magazine.

Kiama Independent – Following the Trail.

Illawarra Mercury – Kiama Arts Trail.

2012    The Australian- ‘Songs for Sydney’.

Illawarra Mercury- ‘From Paris with Love’.

2011    Shellharbour Advertiser- ‘Olivia on the World Stage’ .

2009    ‘Hot Art” Southern Highlands – ‘All About Eve’ exhibition & artists.

Southern Highland News – Celebrate Artistic Women Article.

2008    Art Matters –

2007    Border Country Mail, ‘After The Rain’

Border Mail ‘ARTS” & ‘PLAY’

‘The Post’– Article about Stage 4 Exhibition

The Land Magazine – ‘Seeing Beauty Behind the Dry Horror’

Prime TV News – Interview ‘Stage 4 Drought’ exhibition

Border Mail, Interview for ‘2 Poms & a Paintbrush’ exhibition

Border Mail, ‘What’s On’, Photo



   Galerie Art et Miss - Paris, France

            Atkinson Collection Gallery – Chicago USA

            Shoalhaven Fine Art & Framing - Jervis Bay, Australia

            Atelier Auctions – Singapore

            Trevisan International Art – Italy



Mondial Art Academy - Officer Academician- France

European Institute of Contemporary Art- France

French International Academy of Merit and Devotion -France

National Association of Visual Artists, - Australia

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

Copyright Agency/Viscopy - Australia

Trevisan International Art- Italy

Recent Exhibits

Olivia Alexander participated in these exhibits:

Dec, 2015 Oceans of Oz
Galerie Art et Miss
Nov, 2012 Group Exhibition November 2012
Artists Haven Gallery
May, 2010 Little Treasures
Galleria De'Marchi
Exhibited with these artists
Exhibited at these venues
Olivia Alexander has Exhibited at these venues:

Galerie Art et Miss Artists Haven Gallery
Galleria De'Marchi
curated with these artists
Olivia Alexander has curated with these artists:

Ann Dunbar
curated at these venues
Olivia Alexander has curated at these venues:

Galerie Art et Miss

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