John Alexander is a contemporary American artist whose work incites a profound message about the dissolution of our political and natural environments. By critiquing our current state of affairs, Alexander’s artworks aim to awaken us to the fact that we must enact change to preserve not only Earth’s plants and animals but also ourselves. From landscapes to still lifes to portraits of political and social figures, Alexander unites his diverse subjects through the intriguing and often satirical portrayal of our ecological and social domains.
Currently, John Alexander spends his time between New York City and Amagansett, East Hampton. His work has been widely exhibited at the top museums and galleries in the United States including the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Corcoran Gallery of Art and the Houston Museum of Fine Arts. His work is also featured in many permanent collections such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Dallas Museum of Art, and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles. Alexander is also a recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts (1984).