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Artist in Mexico

 

STATEMENT

An intuitive process, I approach each painting with the intent of capturing an inner landscape on canvas, and transporting the viewer to that realm. Themes of peace, hope, spirit, breakthrough, pilgrimage and radiance permeate my work. Art connects us to the divine—bringing that forth is the highest blessing.

BIO

Primarily self-taught, Canadian artist Alexandra Hunter was a finalist of the inaugural Victoria Emerging Art Awards in 2010. From 2010 to 2013, she was an active member of Victoria Emerging Art Gallery and the Community Arts Council for Greater Victoria, exhibiting frequently with both.

A former artist-in-residence at the Hotel Grand Pacific in Victoria, Canada, Alexandra also painted plein air on the lawns of the Fairmont Empress Hotel through Artishow. Moving to Mexico in 2013 to pursue painting and writing, she was soon invited to join the B’nai Or Art Group, exhibiting large-scale works at the renowned Galería Pérgola in San Miguel de Allende.

Influenced by postwar abstract expressionism, Alexandra’s rich, textural abstract landscapes and “innerscapes” are exhibited in galleries in Canada, Mexico and Italy and and are in private and corporate collections in Canada, the US, Mexico and the UK.

Alexandra now lives in Waterloo, Canada.

MEDIA
PRINT

Trevisan, P. (2015) The Illusion of Reality. Rivierart, 15(2), 39–43.
Phillips, P. (2014). Larger than Life in Vibrant Mexico. Victoria Emerging Art Gallery.
Threlfall, J. (2013). The Language of Landscape. YAM Magazine, May/June, 16.
Rogers, L. (2010). Arts Democracy. Focus, 8, 24–25.

VIDEO

Exhibit-V. (2011). A Remnant Era: Group Abstract Show.
Exhibit-V. (2011). Dale’s Gallery: Where Are They Now? Following the 2010 Victoria Emerging Art Awards Collective.
Exhibit-V. (2010). Victoria Emerging Art Awards 2010, The Avenue Gallery.

EXHIBITION HISTORY
GROUP SHOWS

2014
The Illusion of Reality: Galleria De Marchi, Bologna, Italy
Sincronías [Synchronies]: Sala Prado Ateneo de Madrid, Madrid, Spain

2013
December Salon: Victoria Emerging Art Gallery, Victoria, Canada
Little Treasures 2013: Galleria De Marchi, Bologna, Italy
Window Gallery: 3rd Floor Bay Centre, Community Arts Council, Victoria, Canada

2012
Christmas Salon: Victoria Emerging Art Gallery, Victoria, Canada
Escondido: Cenote Lounge, Victoria, Canada
Look Victoria: Community Arts Council, Victoria, Canada
Victoriana: Victoria International Airport Gallery, Victoria, Canada
Year of the Dragon: Victoria Community Acupuncture, Victoria, Canada
A Remnant Era: Victoria Emerging Art Gallery, Victoria, Canada

2011
Garden to Gallery: Gardenworks, Victoria, Canada
Where Are They Now? Dale’s Gallery, Victoria, Canada
Art of Calm: Victoria Emerging Art Gallery, Victoria, Canada
Abstractions: Coast Collective Gallery, Colwood, Canada

2010
Victoria Emerging Art Awards: The Avenue Gallery, Victoria, Canada (2nd place)
Look Victoria: Community Arts Council, Victoria, Canada
Beginnings: Coast Collective Gallery, Colwood, Canada (Juror’s Choice Award)

SOLO SHOWS

2012
Artishow Artist-in-Residence Program: Hotel Grand Pacific, Victoria, Canada
I Have a Dream: Blighty’s Bistro, Victoria, Canada
Secret Garden: University Club of Victoria, Victoria, Canada

2009
Salted with Fire: Con Brio Music Studio, Victoria, Canada
Second Story: Saanich Municipal Hall, Victoria, Canada

2008
Joy Rising: Sea Cider Cidery & Farmhouse, Saanichton, Canada