Jonny Alexander comes to us with an introspective look at our natural planet. Growing up in California and spending time exploring the deserts of the state, mountains and coasts, his art sheds light on the intricate patterns of the natural environment and the various forms it adopts, drawing connections between patterns in nature and us.
His work crosses a thin line between existentialism and surrealism, work that takes into account the duality of our lives in society and our lives in a larger world. He has painted murals in Detroit, San Diego, San Francisco, Miami, Denver, Mexico and New Zealand.
He has shown works in galleries from Cass Contemporary in Tampa, to Inner State Gallery in Detroit, to 111 Minna in San Francisco and more. His practice not only includes study and public art, but also has a BFA in traditional printmaking.
He spent the summer of 2015 - 2017 as Master Printer and co-director of the Artists in Residence program for the 1XRUN publishing house in Detroit, MI. Work with artists from different countries and disciplines to create unique editions of silkscreen by hand. His personal work has always shone, in addition to helping others create their unique vision through printing.
You can find Jonny in his studio painting small details, working on a mural, at the engraving studio or possibly somewhere squatting looking very closely at a stick or some rocks.