Scarlet Edged

By Alex Louisa $3,800

Size: 120cm by 120cm

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About the Artist

A Brief History

Brisbane-based Alex Louisa has been exhibiting within Australia since 2007, and internationally since 2012. Endlessly inspired by nature, she loves to pair highly detailed subjects next to unexpected backgrounds, such as splashy abstracts, experimental textures, crisp geometric patterns, or the sheer beauty of untouched woodgrain. Alex’s current body of work has allowed her to explore her love of both realistic and abstract elements - the two polar opposites of her artistic practise. Through realism she explores her love of oil painting with the smallest of brushes to capture every subtle detail. She finds the tedious work almost therapeutic - it is calming and precise. On the other hand, when it comes to her abstract backgrounds, the suspense of watching the unpredictable mingling of acrylic paint and water on the surface of the piece has a completely different energy in its creation. She will hold her breath to see where the paint travels, and the exact result is always a surprise. At other times, she relishes the process of adding layer upon layer to create a dynamic backdrop for her detailed subject.

Education

2002- 2004
Bachelor of Creative Industries, Queensland University of Technology

Prizes

2017
Rotary Art Spectacular, Central Plaza One, Brisbane
Lethbridge 10000 Small Scale Art Award, Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane

2016
Holmes Acquisitive Art Prize for Excellence in Realistic Australian Bird Art
Marie Ellis OAM Prize for Drawing
Lethbridge 10000, Highly Commended, Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane
Stanthorpe Art Festival

2015
Lethbridge 10000, Highly Commended, Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane

2014
Lethbridge 10000, Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane

2013
Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize,

2012
Marie Ellis OAM Prize for Drawing, Highly Commended

Solo Exhibitions

2017
Reflections, Solo Show, Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane, AU

2015
Collection of Curiosities, Flower Pepper Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

2013
Artist of the Month, Retrospect Galleries, Byron Bay, AU

2008
Natural Selection, Jugglers Art Space, Brisbane, AU

Group Exhibitions

2018
Hong Kong Art Fair, with Lethbridge Gallery, Hong Kong
Rotary Art Spectacular - Finalists Exhibition, Central Plaza 1, Queen Street, Brisbane, AU
6 Year Anniversary Group Show, Arch Enemy Arts, Philadelphia, USA
Fruition, Trekell Curated Group Show, Artists Republic Gallery, Anaheim, USA

2017
Holmes Art Prize Finalists Exhibition, Friends Regional Gallery, Caloundra, AU
Downlands Art Exhibition, Toowoomba, AU
Nadia Arnold ltd, Launch Exhibition, London, UK
Achromatic, PRISMA Collective Group Show, Arch Enemy Arts, Philadelphia, USA
Moleskine Project VI, Spoke Art, San Francisco, USA
Lethbridge 10000 Small Scale Art Award - Finalists Exhibition, Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane, AU
Rotary Art Spectacular - Finalists Exhibition, Central Plaza 1, Queen Street, Brisbane, AU
Tondo" Group Show, Spoke Art, San Francisco, USA
Heavy Metal Lover, PRISMA Collective Group Show, Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco, USA
Lover's Eye, Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco, USA
Swallowed by the Jungle, Arch Enemy Arts, Philadelphia, USA

2016
Wanderlust, Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco, USA
Bring a Plate, The Stockroom, Melbourne, AU
Animal Spirits, Alexi Era Gallery, Portland, USA
Polygon, Penny Contemporary Gallery, Hobart, AU
Holmes Art Prize Finalists Exhibitio, Friends Regional Gallery, Caloundra, AU
Birds of a Feather, The Stockroom, Melbourne, AU
The Silent Aviary, The VACVVM, Minnesota, USA
Marie Ellis OAM Prize for Drawing, Jugglers Art Space, Brisbane, AU
Amethyst, PRISMA Group Show, Arch Enemy Arts, Philadelphia, USA
A-Chroma, Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco, USA
Stanthorpe Art Festival, Finalists Exhibition, Stanthorpe, AU
Lethbridge 10000, Brisbane, AU
Moleskine Project V, Spoke Art, San Francisco, USA

2015
Return to the Wild, Auguste Clown, Melbourne, AU
Hamburg AAF, Retrospect Galleries, Hamburg, DE
12” x 12”, The Stockroom Melbourne, AU
Unnatural Histories 4, Antler Gallery, Portland, USA
Stockholm AAF, Retrospect Galleries, Stockholm
The 20/20 Project, (Collaboration with Bec Winnel) - Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco, USA
Seoul AAF, Retrospect Galleries, Seoul
PRISMA Group Show, Antler Gallery, Portland, USA2015 - “Unfathomable” - Antler Gallery at Piranha Shop, San Francisco, USA
Lethbridge 10000 Small Scale Art Award, Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane, AU
London, Singapore, Seoul, Stockholm and Hamburg AAFs
Asia Contemporary Art Show, Hong Kong
3rd Annual Group Show, PRISMA Collective, Spoke Art Gallery, San Francisco, USA

2014
3 Yr Anniversary Group Show, Flower Pepper Gallery, California, USA
3rd Annual Group Show, PRISMA Collective, Spoke Art Gallery, San Francisco, USA
3 Yr Anniversary Group Show, Flower Pepper Gallery, California, USA
You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone, My Plastic Heart, New York, USA
Annual Coaster Show, a Luz de Jesus Gallery, California, USA
Terra: Artwork Inspired by Nature, Gallery Nucleus, California, USA
Singapore and Hong Kong Affordable Art Fair
Asia Contemporary Art Fair Hong Kong, China

2013
The Asia Contemporary Art Show, Hong Kong
Stockholm, Hamburg, Amsterdam and Singapore Affordable Art Fairs
Baroness, Belgrave Cartel, Manly, AU
Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize Finalists Exhibition, SA Museum, AU
Hong Kong Affordable Art Fair
We’re All Mad Here Theme Show, Espionage Gallery, Adelaide, AU
The Animal in Me, PRISMA Show, Subtext Gallery, San Diego, USA
You and I & the Worlds Between Us, PRISMA Collab Show, USA

2012
Second Sight, PRISMA Show, Trifecta Gallery, Las Vegas, USA
Marie Ellis OAM Prize for Drawing, Jugglers Art Space, Brisbane, AU

2011
Board, NGV, Melbourne, AU
Twitching, Rancho Notorious, Melbourne, AU
On the Wall, Finders Keepers, Sydney, AU
Bitter Winds, Gimiks Born’s solo collab, Jugglers Art Space, Brisbane, AU
This Little Teapot, Paper Plane Gallery, Sydney, AU

2010
On the Wall, Finders Keepers, Sydney, AU

2009
January, Joshua Levi Galleries, Brisbane, AU
Draw More, Jugglers Art Space, Brisbane, AU
Curvy Book Launch, Sydney and Melbourne, AU
BARI, Kiln Gallery, Brisbane, AU

2008
X Show, Jugglers Art Space, Brisbane, AU

2007
Favella, Jugglers Art Space, Brisbane, AU

Publications

2015
VIRTUOSOS of Paint, Out of Step Books
PRISMA Collective, Book 1
Trekell Art Supplies, January Feature Artist

2014
Design Pilgrim - The Lust List: Design, Art Life + Style, Queensland Homes, Autumn

2012
Semi-Permanent Book

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