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OLIVIA ALEXANDER

OAK FLATS,  NSW

AUSTRALIA  2529

Tel. :  0411 197 254

Email : OEAstudio@gmail.com

Site : www.OliviaAlexanderArt.com

 

 

 

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.


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.

 

 

 

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

 

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

 


2016

 

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

 


2014

 

‘Collection’ Ablaze Brasserie – Nowra, Australia

 


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‘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

 

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

 

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