Born London, U.K. 1975

Education

2013                             MFA, National Art School, Sydney

2009/11                       Lecturer, Painting/Drawing, National Art School. Sydney

2006                          1st Class Honours (Painting), National Art School, Sydney

2005                          BFA (Painting), National Art School, Sydney

1999                           Diploma in Mixed Media, St Martins School of Art, U.K.

1998                           Diploma in Graphic Design, Kentish Town College, U.K.

1995                           First year BFA, 3D Design & Photography, Coventry University, U.K.

1994                            Diploma Art Foundation, Epping Forest College, U.K.

 

Awards, Scholarships and Residencies

2016                            Paddington Art Prize, Marlene Antico Fine Arts, Sydney, finalist

2016                            Moran Prize, finalist

2015                            Sovereign Asia Art Award, Hong Kong, nominee

2014                            Art of Music, Charity Auction, AGNSW

2014                            Fleurieu Art Prize, Adelaide, SA, finalist

2013                            Archibald Prize, AGNSW, Sydney, finalist

2013                            Sulman Prize, AGNSW, Sydney, finalist

2013                            Blake Prize, Sherman wing Cofa gallery, finalist

2013                            Fleurieu Art Prize, SA, finalist

2012                            Moran Prize, Sydney, NSW, finalist

2012                            Sovereign Asia Art Award, Hong Kong, nominee

2012                            Fleurieu Art Prize, Adelaide, SA, finalist

2011                             Archibald Prize, AGNSW, Sydney, finalist

2010                            Arkley Award, Melbourne, Vic, finalist

2010                            Moran Prize, NSW State Library, finalist

2010                            Archibald Prize, AGNSW, Sydney, finalist

2010                             RBS Emerging Artist Award, Sydney, finalist

2009                            Directors stock room, Barrat White Haunch of Venison Gallery, NY

2009                            Duke Prize, Brisbane, Queensland, finalist

2009                            Wardlow residency, Melbourne, Vic

2008                            Duke Prize, Brisbane, Queensland, finalist

2007                            Duke Prize, Brisbane, Queensland, finalist

2007                            Metro 5 Prize, Melbourne, Vic, 1st Prize

2006                            Paddington Art Prize, Marlene Antico Fine Arts, Sydney, finalist

2006                            Art On The Rocks, Sydney, Highly Commended

2006                            Blake Prize, Touring Exhibition, NSW, ACT, Vic, Queensland, finalist

2006                            R & M McGivern Art Prize, Maroondah Art Gallery, Vic, finalist

2005                            Murray Sime Painting Prize, National Art School, Sydney, 1st Prize

2005                            MCQ International Art Prize, MCA Sydney, 1st Prize

2005                            Drawing Week, National Art School, 1st Prize

2004                            John Olsen Drawing Prize, Sydney, Highly Commended

2004                            National Art School, Awarded advanced standing

2004                            Propeller 04, Sydney, Peoples Choice Award

1988                             Art Scholarship (5 years)  Bishops Stortford College, U.K.

 

Solo Exhibitions

2018                           It's Turtles all the way down, Nanda\Hobbs Contemporary, Sydney

2017                           Vanitas, Nanda\Hobbs Contemporary, Sydney

2016                           Fossil, Nanda\Hobbs Contemporary, Sydney

2015                            Portal, NKN Gallery, Melbourne

2014                            Bruno’s dream, Australian High Commission, Singapore

2014                            Alchemist’s Opus, Peter Walker Fine Art, Adelaide, SA

2013                            Our Father is a Red Giant, Martin Browne Contemporary, Sydney

2012                            E=mc2?, The Fine Art Society, London, UK

2012                            Know Thyself, Peter Walker fine art, Adelaide, SA

2011                            The Goldilocks region, GRANTPIRRIE, Sydney

2010                            Reproduction, Dianne Tanzer Gallery, Melbourne, Vic

2010                            Spacetime, Peter Walker Fine Art, Adelaide, SA

2009                            Smoke’n’Mirrors, Kristian Pithie Gallery, Melbourne, Vic

2008                            Neon Bible, Mori Gallery, Sydney

2007                            Engineering Consent, Mori Gallery, Sydney

2007                            Reverence, Mori Gallery, Sydney

 

Group Exhibitions

2018                            Imagine, Curated by Simon Gregg, Gippsland Art Gallery

2017                            Art Miami, Miesel Gallery, NYC

2017                            Sydney Contemporary, Nanda Hobbs Contemporary, Sydney

2017                            9 hours under ground, Curated Kate Smith, Sydney Opera house

2017                            Size Doesn’t Matter, Miesel Gallery, NYC

2016                            Equus, curated by Kate Smith, Olsen Irwin gallery, Sydnry

2015                            Sydney Contemporary, Nanda Hobbs Contemporary, Sydney

2015                            Face off, Gallery Ecosse, Exeter

2015                            Hong Kong Central, The Fine Art Society, Contemporary

2014                            Conquest of Space, Curated by Andrew Frost, Cofa gallery

2014                            Fields of Vision: Art and Astronomy, Macquarie Uni.

2014                            What Duchamp taught me, The Fine Art Society, London, UK

2014                            Melbourne Art Fair, Martin Browne Contemporary

2014                            Art14, The Fine Art Society, London, UK

2014                            Winter Show, Martin Browne Contemporary, Sydney

2013                            Post-grad show, National Art School, Sydney

2013                            Sydney Contemporary, Martin Browne Contemporary, Sydney

2013                            Art13, The Fine Art Society, London, UK

2013                            Winter Show, Martin Browne Contemporary, Sydney

2013                            London Art Fair, The Fine Art Society, London, UK

2012                            Autumn Show, The Fine Art Society, Hong Kong

2012                            Spring Show, Martin Browne Contemporary, Sydney

2012                            The British Cut, The Fine Art Society, Hong Kong

2012                            Signal 8, Cat Street Gallery, Hong Kong

2012                            London Art Fair, The Fine Art Society, London, UK

2012                            Hong Kong art fair, Cat Street Gallery, Hong Kong

2011                            Step09, Milan Art Fair, BlackArtProjects, Milan, Italy

2011                            (re)vision Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery, NSW

2011                            ‘100’ BlackArtProjects, Melbourne, Vic

2011                            Wattle, Cat Street Gallery, Hong Kong

2010                            Art London, Comodaa Gallery, London, U.K

2010                            ‘Lost in Painting’ Dianne tanzer gallery, Melbourne, Vic

2010                            Hong Kong Art Fair, Cat Street Gallery, Hong Kong

2010                            NOTFAIR, curated by Sam Leach & Ash Crawford, Melbourne

2009                            Sullivan & Strumpf, Extropian, curated by Sam Leach, Sydney

2009                            Comodaa Gallery, Australia Now, Covent Garden, London, U.K

2009                            Kristian Pithie Gallery, Same same but different, Melbourne, Vic

2009                            Innocence, Group Exhibition, Lorraine Pilgrim, Queensland

2009                            Drawcard 09, NAS Gallery, Sydney

2008                            Smithfields 140th Anniversary, Guild Hall, London, U.K

2008                            Carteret Islands, Group Exhibition, Mori Gallery, Sydney

2008                            Memento Mori, Group Exhibition, blkmrkt, Queensland

2008                            Drawcard 08, NAS Gallery, Sydney

2007                            Simply The Best, Group Exhibition, Lorraine Pilgrim, Queensland

2007                            Greens Fundraiser, Mori Gallery, Sydney

2007                            Solomon Fundraiser, Royal Australian Institute Architects, Sydney

2007                            Reverentia, Group Exhibition, Lorraine Pilgrim, Queensland

2007                          Group Exhibition, Mori Gallery, Sydney

2006                            Drawcard 06, National Art School, Sydney

2006                            Art Sydney 06, Hordern pavilion, Sydney

2006                            Inspiration comes of work, Group Exhibition, Kudos Gallery, Sydney

2005                            Degree Show, National Art School, Sydney

2005                            Infusion 2005, Fonas Group Exhibition. Cell Block Gallery. Sydney

2004                            Face Off, Group Exhibition, Stairwell Gallery, Sydney

2004                            Fonas Infusion, Group Exhibition, Cell Block Gallery, Sydney

2002                            Recent Works, exhibition, Global Gallery, Paddington, Sydney

2002                            Liverpool City Art Prize, Group Exhibition, Liverpool, NSW

2001                            Strawberry Jam, Group Exhibition, Surry Hills, Sydney

2001                            Recent Works, Basil Street Basement Gallery, London, U.K.

2001                            ORANGE, Group Exhibition, Global Gallery, Paddington, Sydney

 

Collections

ANU

Tweed river Gallery

Artbank

London Guildhall Art Gallery

MCQ International

Private collections in Australia, UK, Europe, USA, Singapore and Hong Kong

 

 

Publications

 

J. McDonald, Our Father is a Red Giant, Catalogue essay July 2013

H McKissock-Davis, Editors pick, Australian Art Collector 23 July 2013

 http://www.artcollector.net.au/GilesAlexanderOurFatherisaRedGiant

S. Cane, Our Father is a Red Giant, Wonder July 2013

 http://www.pausetowonder.org/2013/08/07/our-father-is-a-red-giant/

K.Britton, REVIEW Our Father is a Red Giant, Raven, July 2013

 https://www.ravencontemporary.com.au/review-giles-alexander-our-father-is-a-red-giant/

O. Craven, profile, Artist Profile magazine, May 2013

http://owencraven.com/2013/07/giles-alexander/

J. O’Sullivan, Giles Alexander joins Martin Browne Contemporary, AAC Sept 2012

http://www.artcollector.net.au/GilesAlexanderjoinsMartinBrowneContemporary?searchTerms[]=giles&searchTerms[]=alexander

R. Brown. An Australian artist in London, ABC Radio National, 28th May 2012

 http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/booksandartsdaily/giles-alexander-shows-at-london27s-fine-art-society/4030264

C. Stewart, The World’s his oyster, Financial Review, 2nd June 2012

http://www.afr.com/p/lifestyle/review/painting_the_world_his_oyster_EUXTEiQpDfXKSaPI30aK1H

A. Yang, Giles Alexander Exhibits in London, Australian Art Collector, May 2012

http://www.artcollector.net.au/GilesAlexanderexhibitsinLondon?searchTerms[]=giles&searchTerms[]=alexander

G.Sparrow, An Uncertain light, Catalogue essay, May 2012

C. Bramley, The art of Space, Sky at night magazine, April 2012

 http://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/blog/chris-bramley/art-space

Katrina Strickland, Adelaide exhibition, Financial Review 9th February 2012

50 Most collectable Artists, Australian Art Collector, January 2011

C. Miller, Profile, Australian Art Collector, September 2010

 http://www.artcollector.net.au/GilesAlexanderReflectionsofthehistoryofpainting

A. Frost, The Rapture of Science, The Art Life, November 2009

 http://theartlife.com.au/2009/the-rapture-of-science/

T. W. Lawrance, Australia Now: Contemporary Art, The Arbuturian.com, October 2009

D. Rule, Around the Galleries, The Age, July 2009

Admin review, Artinfo.com.au, July 2009

G. Maestri, Smoke and Mirrors, Exhibition Catalogue, June 2009

S. Leach, Neon Bible, Exhibition Catalogue, May 2008

C. Ardill-Guiness, Metro 5 prize documentary, Ovation TV, April 2007

T. Skewes, Image isn’t everything, The Daily Telegraph, March 2007

Z. Skewes, Tinted Media Wins Praise, Herald Sun, February 2007

J. Roberts, Halfway around the world, The Age, page 3, 24/02/07