Alex Gross works in Los Angeles, California, where he lives with his wife and son. In 1990, he received a BFA with honors from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena where he later became a faculty member receiving two faculty grants. In 2000, he received the prestigious Artists Fellowship from the Japan Foundation. Alex Gross’ sublime oil paintings remind us, through a unique blend of symbolic and literal elements, that it is impossible today to escape, even briefly, from the branded, corporate domination of our planet. While carefully treading the line between imaginary dreamscape and sharp, sociopolitical commentary, his work achieves a unique and powerful balance not often found in today’s contemporary art world. In 2004, Taschen published Alex’s first book, “Japanese Beauties“, a compilation of Japanese Advertising imagery from 1900 until 1970. In 2006, Chronicle Books published Alex’s first 192 page monograph, “The Art of Alex Gross“. Alex’s second fine art book, “Discrepancies“, was published by Gingko Press in 2010, and included an introduction by former LA Weekly Art Critic Doug Harvey. Alex’s third fine art book “Now and Then, the Cabinet Card Paintings of Alex Gross” was released in 2012, also by Gingko Press, featuring 98 mixed media paintings on antique cabinet card photographs. “Future Tense“, published in 2014 by Gingko Press, is Alex’s fourth and latest monograph, covering paintings and mixed media work from 2010 through 2014. He has had eight solo exhibitions at various galleries, and participated in dozens of museum and gallery exhibitions across the globe. In the summer of 2007, Alex’s first museum career survey was held at the Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana, California. Alex’s eighth solo gallery exhibition, entitled “Future Tense,” took place on October, 2014, at the Jonathan LeVine Gallery, in New York City. Alex’s work has been featured in dozens of magazines including Juxtapoz and Hi-Fructose, among many others.
Alex’s February 2017 exhibition with Corey Helford Gallery will be his first show on the west coast in over a decade. New oil paintings of various sizes along with mixed media cabinet card paintings will all be featured in this upcoming exhibition.
All images © Alex Gross