Hi, I'm Olivia Alexander 

You will see below, my professional Statement, CV including exhibition and award history plus a Bio.

By using the 'About' drop menu above you can find out the following pages as well, 'My Creative Process', testimonials etc

ARTIST'S STATEMENT

"When I create, it is about capturing and expressing beauty.

​I do it by connecting with the natural world and allowing it to inspire me.

I'm captivated by the colours, sounds and ocean rhythms.

 

Intriguing landscape textures and naturally forming designs in nature and the emotion that this evokes.

​This is what moves and inspires me as an artist and so my art is a celebration of this beauty!

I use multiple layers of mixed media techniques and textures, transparent pigments in acrylic, inks or watercolour to create depth and intrigue.

Every artwork is original, one of a kind. From impressionistic oceans to abstract expressionism created through music. 

​For me, art is about adding beauty to a space and connecting with the viewer in an emotional context. It’s a combining of the visual story between myself, the artist and the response of the viewer.

I don’t think you can separate the two.

I believe art has the power to heal and inspire."

Above: Residency in Gargano , Italy, 2014

Above: Silver Medal Diploma from International French Academy of Merit President, Monsieur Jean-Paul Bernis.

BIOGRAPHY

Olivia Alexander is an internationally exhibited and awarded full-time artist known for her bold and expressive ocean and landscape paintings created in Contemporary Abstract style.

 

She has received many international awards including 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, the Art Critics Award and the Rome Imperial International award from Italy.

She was a finalist in the international Brisbane Art Prize, 2015 and the New York International Art Contest at Gateway Art Centre, NY in 2016.

 

Her artworks are owned by private collectors in many countries and she has exhibited or is represented by galleries and curators in cities such as Paris, New York, Chicago, Rome, Bologna, Sydney, Kolkota and Singapore, to name a few.

 

She is inspired by artists such as JMW Turner, the French Impressionists, Gerhard Richter, William de Kooning and the Expressionists; however, she has develop a style that is uniquely her own.

Alexander has written articles for both online and print art magazines and also writes online art courses.

 

She creates art in her new Gold Coast art studio in Queensland and teaches Adult classes and workshops in mixed media and colour in various locations.

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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

2018

  • Palm Art Award Nominee -Germany

2016 

  • Finalist - New York International Art Contest , Gateway Art Centre 

  • Artslant Showcase Winner- Mixed Media, International online.

  • Palm Art Award Nominee -Germany

2015   

  • Medaille de VermeilInstitut Europeen des Arts Contemporains (IEDAC) -France

  • Diploma d'Honneur- Mondial Art Academia, France

  • Artist Value Certification – Jacques Akoun Art Valuation –France

  • Finalist - Brisbane Art Prize, Australia

  • Art Critics Award - Italy

  • Art Achievement Award - Grand Concours International d'Arts Contemporains 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

  • Finalist- Feast, Pray, Love Art Prize -Melbourne

2012   

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

2011   

  • Finalist- Lethbridge 10000 Art Award, 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    

  • 'Ocean Currents' - Olivia Alexander Fine Art Studio, Wollongong, 5-7 May, Australia

  • 'Immersion' – 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

          2018

  •          Arts, Sciences, Lettres Exhibition, Galerie Thuillier, Dec. Paris, France

  •           ASL Exhibition, Galerie Thuillier, Paris, France

          2017

  • 'All About Colour', Aspire Gallery, Brisbane, Australia

  • Artec 25th Anniversary, Chouzy-sur,Cisse, Loire Valley, France

 

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, Melbourne, Australia

  • ‘Perception' Residency 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 Exhibition, 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 32nd Exhibition  Kiama, Australia

2008-2002  Available upon request

ARTS RESIDENCIES 

Trevisan International Art, Gargano Italy June 2014

REPRESENTING GALLERIES & CURATORS

 

            Galerie Art et Miss - Paris, France

            Laguna Art.com - Laguna Beach, California, USA

            Gallery 104,  Broadway, New York, USA

            Atkinson Collection Gallery – Chicago USA

            Shoalhaven Fine Art & Framing - Jervis Bay, Australia

            Art Lovers Australia- Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

            Trevisan International Art – Italy

 

PUBLISHED ARTICLES BY THE ARTIST

2017

2016

  • ‘When the Broken Pieces Become the Gift’ – CW Magazine Aust/NZ Summer 

2015

  • ‘CAPTURING THE NATURAL WORLD’ by Olivia Alexander- Jan

2012

  •  ‘EVERYTHING IS ART’ MAGAZINE – Aug 

2011

  • 'INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY MASTERS' VOL IV published - Jan 

2010

  • ‘AUSTRALIAN ART COLLECTOR’ Magazine Oct-Dec 

2009-08‘

  • ARTIST’S PALETTE’ magazine, Dec  Issue 69 and Jan , Issue 70

2007-08

  • ‘AUSTRALIAN ARTIST’ magazine, September and April 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2016

  • CrowdInk News & Business

  • 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 on YouTube. ‘Stage 4 Drought’ exhibition

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

  • Border Mail, ‘What’s On’, Photo

 

 

 PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP

Mondial Art Academy - Officer Academician- 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

2018

  • DISCOVER MIXED MEDIA- Studio Workshop, Brisbane Australia

2016

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

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

2015  

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

2014  

  • WEST STREET WOMEN’S CENTRE: support group for suffers of childhood sexual abuse. Wollongong City Council, Drawing Workshops

2012  

  • MIXED MEDIA WORKSHOP: Old Courthouse, Wollongong

2011  

  • ARTSPACE: Illawarra Children’s Services, Corrimal,

2010  

  • WEST STREET WOMEN’S CENTRE:  Wollongong City Council,

2007  

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

  • CHILDREN’S FAIR:  Wodonga City Council 

  • CEC WODONGA: Acrylic Painting Adult Classes,

2006 

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

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Mob: +61(0)411 197 254 |Em: olivia@oliviaalexanderart.com