Alexandra Rowley was born and raised in New York City. She studied studio art and art history at Kenyon College and photography at Institute Speos in Paris. Prior to dedicating herself to image-making full time, she worked at Robert Miller Gallery, for TheaWestreich Art Advisory and then co-founded August Press, a boutique photography book publishing company. She brings a deep understanding of artand media history to her work.
While her images incorporate various photographic genres such as still life, landscape, portrait and interiors, much of her recent work forms a loose - often oblique- autobiography. She plays with abstraction and minimalism and yet much of her work has a lush and visceral quality.
No matter what her subject, her images resonate with a strong sense of humanity – it’s the people, often unseen, who drive the work. Her interest in process and materials is evident as she expands beyond photography, making installations that incorporate ceramics and, as can be seen in this exhibition, sound.
Alexandra has exhibited her photographs internationally, including solo shows at Dina Mitrani Gallery in Miami, GalerieSpeos in Paris andGeukens and de Vil in Belgium, as well as group exhibitions in New York, Los Angeles and Miami. She has had the privilege of being awarded fellowships for artist in residence programs at various foundations around the country, including Ucross Foundation and Atlantic Center for the Arts, as well as awards – most recently by PDN in 2010.
New York, NY. 1972
1994 B.A. Cum Laude Art History, Kenyon College, OH
1992 Speos Ecole de la Photographie, Paris, France
2009 Portrait, Dina Mitrani Gallery, Miami, FL
2001 Elemental, Geukens & de Vil Contemporary Art, Knokke-Zoute, Belgium
2008 Exposures, Dina Mitrani Gallery, Miami, FL
2005 New Artists, New Location, Craven Gallery, Vineyard Haven, MA
2003 Afternoon Delight, curated by Max Henry, Caren Golden Gallery, New York
2002 INsideOUT, Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach, FL
Rose Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Red Dot, New York, NY, curated by Robert Goff and Cassie Rosenthal
2001 Beginnings, curated by Brian Paul Clamp, ClampArt, New York
Nothing In Common, (with Justine Kurland, Deborah Mesa-Pelly, Stuart Hawkins, Naomi Fisher and Madeline Djerejan) Massimo Audiello Fine Art, New York, NY
Emerging, Generous Miracles Gallery, New York, NY (organized by CRIA)
1999 Marianne Courville, Meghan Gerrity, Alexandra Rowley, curated by Linda Fiske, Jay Grimm Gallery, New York, NY
2002 Artist in Residence, Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach, FL
2001 Artist in Residence, UCross Foundation, Clearmont, WY
1994 Robert H. Hallstein Memorial Award in Art for outstanding achievement in Photography
Richard Kingan Ligget Memorial Award in Art History
The W Hotel, Ft Lauderdale, FL
The Millenium Hotel Group, Ritz-Carlton Hotel, New York, NY
The Somers Collection, Belgium