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Olivia Alexander

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Solar Birth, 1/07/2009 Mixed 42x55cm Artwork © OE Alexander
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Kite Flying, 2010 Mixed Media on Canvas 24x24" © OE Alexander
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The Contours of Cathedral Rocks, 2016 Mixed Media 90 X 120 X 3 Centimeters © OE Alexander
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Point of Impact, 2010 Mixed Media 42x55cm © OE Alexander
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Gold Ocean Rhythm, 2015 Mixed 20x20cm © OEAlexaner
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Ocean Drift 2, 2015 Mixed on Paper 56x76cm © OEAlexander
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Riding the Wave, 2015 Mixed on Paper 40x40cm © OEAlexander
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Sea Dreams 3, 2015 Mixed on Paper/canvas 25x25cm © OEAlexander
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Sea Dreams 1, 2015 Mixed on Paper/canvas 25x25cm © OEAlexander
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Ocean Drift 3, 2015 Mixed on Paper 76x56cm © OEAlexander
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Deep Calls To Deep, 2016 Mixed 60x76cm © OEAlexander
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Chrysalis, 2012 Mixed 90x60cm © Olivia Elizabeth Alexander
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Surf's Up 2, oct 2016 Acrylic on Canvas 40x30cm © Olivia Alexander
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Surf's Up 1, oct 2016 Acrylic on Canvas 40x30cm © Olivia Alexander
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Surf's Up 3, oct 2016 Acrylic on Canvas 40x30cm © Olivia Alexander
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
London
Birth year
1961
Lives in
Shellharbour
Works in
Shellharbour
Representing galleries
Paris; Atkinson Collection Gallery Chicago, Trevisan International Art, USA, Galerie Art et Miss, Italy, Xanadu Gallery
Tags
gallery mixed-media, mixed-media, landscape, modern, abstract
About the Artist

BIOGRAPHY

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, USA, Italy, Singapore, USA and France.

PROFESSIONAL CV

ART EDUCATION

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

 

AWARDS AND CERTIFICATES

2016    Artslant Showcase Winner- Mixed Media, International online.

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

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017     Retrospective – Old Court House, Wollongong,27-29 Jan, Australia

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

2014    ‘Collection’ Ablaze Brasserie – Nowra, Australia 

2008    ‘Instinct’, Coffee Culture, Bowral – Australia

 

DUO EXHIBITIONS

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

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016   

Gateway Art Centre, Manhattan New York NYC USA

‘Palette’ 1st Salon, Commune Egly, Ile-de-France

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.

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

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

REPRESENTING GALLERIES & CURATORS

           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

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

PURPLE RIBBON WORKSHOPS, support group for suffers of childhood sexual abuse-  Wollongong Australia. Mixed Media Techniques for all levels 2016

CARERS ACT, Support for unpaid carers of the terminally or mentally ill. Kiama ,Paint to Music Art Class, All levels Apr 2016

PRIVATE CHILDREN’S ART CLASSES: 5-10 years old- Chinese Community, Wollongong Feb 2015

WEST STREET WOMEN’S CENTRE: support group for suffers of childhood sexual abuseWollongong City Council, Drawing Workshops, Aug-Sep 2014

MIXED MEDIA WORKSHOP: Wollongong June 2012

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

WEST STREET WOMEN’S CENTRE:  Wollongong City Council, July-Oct, 2010

PAWS IN THE PARK:  Wodonga City Council, children’s art class assistant. 2007

CHILDREN’S FAIR:  Wodonga City Council 2007

CEC WODONGA: Acrylic Painting Adult Classes, July 2007

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