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Alex Louisa is a Brisbane artist. After selling out at her first appearance at the Asia Contemporary Art Show in Hong Kong last year with Retrospect Galleries, Alex’s work is now being exhibited throughout Europe, Asia and Australia.

Recently a finalist in the Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize, she is endlessly inspired by the intricacies of nature, encouraging the viewer to find the fascination in those pieces most often overlooked. She is also exploring both figurative and landscape works, constantly challenging herself with new subject matter . She creates highly detailed pieces, treating PanPastels like oil paints while experimenting with textural and graphic backgrounds, and is currently working on her largest pieces to date.

Alex’s work has appeared in numerous shows since 2007, she has been published in the Curvy and Semi-Permanent books, and her work is held in private collections in Hong Kong, USA and throughout Australia.

She grabs every moment she can to create her pieces, throwing herself into her artwork when her young twin boys are asleep.

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ARTIST STATEMENT

I have always been a nature lover, but over the years, I’ve found myself being drawn more towards the items that would more often be overlooked – the items that are not considered traditionally beautiful.

l am far more fascinated by the intricacies of a dried up seedpod, than the original flower, or by the curled brown leaves on the ground that would otherwise be trodden upon, rather than the glossy green leaves that are still on the tree. I can study each and every piece of a scattered bird skeleton, for just as long as I’ll gaze at a live bird sitting on a branch. The ruffled feathers on the belly of a bird that lies still on the ground, are just as stunning as the feathers on a bird that flies overhead. And it will be clear from my work that a bird in any form can steal my heart.

After recently falling in love with PanPastels, I am using this medium to share and highlight these items that are more often discarded or overlooked, to illustrate the intricate and delicate beauty in all levels of nature.

EDUCATION

2002 – 2004 | Bachelor of Creative Industries – Creative Industries(Journalism, Creative Writing and Communication Design) Queensland University of Technology – Brisbane

AWARDS

2013 | Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize – Finalist
2012 | Highly Commended – Marie Ellis OAM Prize for Drawing
2001 | Winning “Year of the Volunteer” Portrait, GCCC

EXHBITIONS

2014 | Affordable Art Fair May Singapore
2014 | Asia Contemporary Art May Hong Kong, China
2014 | The Affordable Art Fair Hong-Kong, China
2014 | “Second Annual Group Show” – PRISMA Collective – WWA Gallery, Culver City, USA
2013 | The Asia Contemporary Art Show, Hong Kong
2013 | Singapore Affordable Art Fair
2013 | Amsterdam Affordable Art Fair, The Netherlands
2013 | Hamburg Affordable Art Fair, Germany
2013 | Stockholm Affordable Art Fair, Sweden
2013 | “Baroness” – Belgrave Cartel – Manly, NSW
2013 | “Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize” Finalists Exhibition – South Australian Museum
2013 | Hong Kong Affordable Art Fair
2013 | “We’re All Mad Here” Theme Show – Espionage Gallery – Adelaide
2013 | “The Animal in Me” PRISMA Show – Subtext Gallery, San Diego
2013 | “You and I, and the Worlds Between Us” – PRISMA Collaboration – Show, USA
2012 | “Second Sight” PRISMA Show at Trifecta Gallery – Las Vegas
2012 | “Marie Ellis OAM Prize for Drawing” – Jugglers Art Space, Brisbane
2011 | “Board” – NGV, Melbourne
2011 | “Twitching” – 4 person show – Rancho Notorious, Melbourne
2011 | “On the Wall” – Finders Keepers, Sydney
2011 | “Bitter Winds” – collaboration for Gimiks Born’s solo show -Jugglers Art Space, Brisbane
2011 | “This Little Teapot” – Paper Plane Gallery, Sydney
2010 | “On the Wall” – Finders Keepers, Sydney
2009 | “January” – Joshua Levi Galleries, Brisbane
2009 | “Draw More” – Jugglers Art Space, Brisbane
2009 | “Curvy” Book Launch – Sydney and Melbourne
2009 | “BARI” – Kiln Gallery – Brisbane
2008 | “Natural Selection” – Jugglers Art Space, Brisbane
2008 | “X Show – Jugglers Art Space, Brisbane
2007 | “Favella” – Jugglers Art Space, Brisbane

PUBLICATIONS

2012 | Semi Permanent Book
2009 | Curvy 5


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March 5, 2016 |

Alex Louisa our Artist of the month March!

We are very excited to announce The amazing Alex Louisa is our Artist of the month March! Alex Louisa is a Brisbane artist. After selling out at her first appearance at the Asia Contemporary Art Show in Hong Kong last year with Retrospect Galleries, Alex’s work is now being exhibited throughout Europe, Asia and Australia. […]

March 8, 2015 |

Feature | Alex Louisa | Prisma Book

Alex Louisa I initially tried really hard not to be an artist. I think I listened a little too much to the high school teacher who told me “You’ve always gotta have a plan B” rather than the one who said “If you don’t become an artist I don’t know what I’ll do.” So I […]

February 8, 2015 |

The Lust List | Alex Louisa | Queensland Homes

Brisbane-based artist Alex Louisa experiments with mixed media like drawing materials and oils to express natural elements of the world that inspires her. Whimsical, rich and evocative, soflty focused yet highly detailed, she’s firmly on our radar as a local artist to watch and to collect! Find out more about her exhibitions and gallery of […]

January 8, 2015 |

January 2015 Featured Artist | Alex Louisa | Trekell Fine Art Supplies

As is so often the case, I’ve loved creating artwork since very young age. As an only child it was easy to lose hours drawing and making. I’ve been exhibiting since 2007, and have been concentrating on my art full time since 2012 after being a Graphic Artist for 8 years as a day job. […]