2000 MFA, California College of Arts and Crafts, San Francisco, CA. Drawing and Painting.
1995 BA, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA. History and Studio Art.
2016 Shadows, Ochi Gallery, Sun Valley, ID, July 2 – August 6. www.ochigallery.com/alexandra-grant-shadows/
ghost town, as part of the 20th Bienal de Arte Paiz, Guatemala City, Guatemala, June 2 – July 3. 20bienal.fundacionpaiz.org.gt/main/
Shadows, ACME., Los Angeles, CA, February 12 – March 13. www.acmelosangeles.com/exhibitions/2016-2-alexandra-grant/?view=images
2015 A Perpetual Slow Circle, Ochi Gallery, Sun Valley, ID, January 1 – March 1. www.ochigallery.com/a-perpetual-slow-circle/
2014 Century of the Self, Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, TX, January 18 – March 15. www.lorareynolds.com/exhibitions/about/alexandra_grant_century_of_the_self/
2013 Forêt Intérieure/Interior Forest, Mains d’Oeuvres, Saint Ouen, France, August 24 – October 27. www.mainsdoeuvres.org
Forêt Intérieure/Interior Forest, 18th Street Arts Center, Santa Monica, CA, April 15 – June 28. www.18thstreet.org
2011 The Womb-womb Room, Night Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, December 17, 2011 – January 23, 2012. Collaboration with Channing Hansen. www.nightgallery.ca
2010 Bodies, Honor Fraser Gallery, Culver City, CA September 18 – October 23. www.honorfraser.com/?s=past&eid=34
2008 A.D.D.G. (aux dehors de guillemets), Honor Fraser Gallery, Culver City, CA, September 13 – October 25. www.honorfraser.com/?s=past&eid=16
2007 MOCA Focus Show, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA, April 26 – August 13. Curated by Alma Ruiz. www.moca.org/museum/exhibitiondetail.php?id=376
2004 Homecoming, Gallery Sixteen:One, Santa Monica, CA, March 20 – April 18.
selected group exhibitions
2016 L.A. Exuberance: New Gifts by Artists, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), October 30, 2016 – April 2, 2017. www.lacma.org/art/exhibition/la-exuberance-new-gifts-artists
2015 …Pero no soy fotógrafo, The 9.99 Gallery, Guatemala City, Guatemala, November 5 – 28.
BLOODY RED SUN OF FANTASTIC L.A., Curated by René-Julien Praz, Piasa, Paris, France, November 3-9. http://www.piasa.fr/en/bloody-red-sun-fantastic-la-curated-rené-julien-praz
Alexandra Grant and Steve Roden: “These Carnations Defy Language,” Pasadena Museum of California Art, Pasadena, CA, June 14 – November 1. http://pmcaonline.org/exhibitions/alexandra-grant-and-steve-roden-these-carnations-defy-language/
COLA 2015 Individual Artists Fellowship Exhibition, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Barnsdall Art Park, Los Angeles, CA, May 17 – June 28. www.lamag.org/?page_id=112
We Must Risk Delight: 20 Artists from Los Angeles, La Biennale di Venezia, Biennale Arte 2015, curated by bardoLA at Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia, Venice, Italy, May 9 – November 22.
2014 Gettin’ Off the Ground, Angels Gate Art Center, San Pedro, CA, September 14, 2014 – January 5, 1015. www.angelsgateart.org/shows/gettin-off-the-ground4.html
The Avant-Garde Collection, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA, September 7, 2014 – January 4, 2015. www.ocma.net/exhibition/avant-garde-collection
One night black and white, Kamikazi exhibition curated by Rachelle Rojany, POST Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, July 18. http://postlosangeles.blogspot.com/2014/06/rachelle-rojany-july-18.html
Artists We Like, Ochi Gallery, Sun Valley, ID, July 12 – August 14. www.ochigallery.com
Postscript: Writing After Conceptual Art, the Broad Museum at Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, March 21 – September 21. http://broadmuseum.msu.edu/exhibitions/postscript-writing-after-conceptual-art
LOVE: Creativity, Connection, Community, Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga, CA, February 28 – June 8. http://montalvoarts.org/exhibitions/love/
2013 Century of the Self, as part of Drawn to Language, USC Fisher Museum, Los Angeles, CA, September 3 – December 7. http://fisher.usc.edu/exhibitions/drawn_to_language.html
“The One I Did Yesterday Was A Failure But the One I Will Do Tomorrow Will Be Good”, the Impermanent Collection, Los Angeles, CA, December 14, 2013 – January 11, 2014, http://theimpermanentcollection.com/
General Projects: A Show for You, Insert Blanc HQ / Chris Niemi Studio, Los Angeles, CA, August 3, 9 & 17. www.insertblancpress.net/blogs/news/8319719-general-projects-a-show-for-you-august-3-9-17-insert-blanc-hq-chris-niemi-studio
Postscript: Writing After Conceptual Art, The Power Plant, Toronto, Canada. June 21 – September 2, 2013. www.thepowerplant.org/Exhibitions/2013/Summer/Postscript–Writing-After-Conceptual-Art.aspx
Painting in Place, LAND, Los Angeles, CA, May 22 – July 31. www.nomadicdivision.org/exhibitions/paintinginplace/default.html
2012 Drawing Surrealism, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Los Angeles, CA, curated by Leslie Jones, October 21, 2012 — January 6, 2013. www.lacma.org/art/exhibition/drawing-surrealism
Postscript: Writing After Conceptual Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, CO. October 12, 2012 – February 3, 2012. www.mcadenver.org/postscript.php
Pages, Williamson Gallery, Art Center College of Art and Design, Pasadena, CA. October 13, 2012 – January 13, 2013. www.williamsongallery.net/pages/
Niki de Saint Phalle, Tirs: Reloaded, Here is Elsewhere Gallery, West Hollywood, CA, January 26 – February 27.
2011 Word Is, Cal State Los Angeles, Fine Arts Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, October 1 – October 22.
Baker’s Dozen III, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA, July 16 – August 27. www.torranceartmuseum.com
A Painting Show, Harris Lieberman Gallery, New York, NY, May 6 – June 4. www.harrislieberman.com
Human Nature, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), curated by Franklin Sirmans and Christine Kim, Los Angeles, CA, March 13 – July 4. www.lacma.org/art/ExhibHuman.aspx
2010 Five from LA, Galerie Lelong, New York, NY, December 16, 2010 – February 5, 2011, www.galerielelong.com
39 Now, Curated by Sophia Louisa, Den Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA, November 17 – December 17, www.dencontemporaryart.com
Border Art Biennial – Bienal Fronteriza de Arte 2010, El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso, TX, November 20, 2010 – February 13, 2011, www.elpasoartmuseum.org/exhibitions.asp – biennial
The Artist’s Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA, October 31, 2010 – January 31, 2011. www.moca.org/museum/exhibitiondetail.php?id=440
California Biennial at the Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA, October 24, 2010 – March 13, 2011. www.ocma.net/index.html?page=current – California_Biennial
“Bodies,” as part of Four Projects, Haunch of Venison, New York, NY. July 7 – August 28, 2010.
2009 Not Los Angeles, curated by Zachary Kaplan & Aandrea Stang, FOCA, Los Angeles, CA. September 26 – November 28. notlosangeles.tumblr.com
OVER/FLOW, Cerritos College Art Gallery, Cerritos, CA, September 15 – November 5.
Fantastic LA, Illinois State University, University Galleries, Normal, IL, September 22 through November 8.
2008 From and About Place: Art from Los Angeles, The Center for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel. Opens September 18.
Microwave 6, Josee Bienvenu Gallery, New York, NY, July 10 – September 13.
Argument de la Diagonale, Betonsalon, Paris, France, May 31 – July 27. www.betonsalon.net/spip.php?rubrique56
2007 READ ME! TEXT IN ART, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA, December 9, 2007 – February 24, 2008
Double-Take: The Poetics of Illusion and Light, Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, MD, December 20, 2007 – May 11, 2008. www.contemporary.org
Text Messages, Adam Baumgold Gallery, New York, NY, June 14 – August 15.
Drawn In: Drawing in Residence Phase III, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA, January 13 – March 10.
2006 Draw A Line, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE), Los Angeles, CA, June 21 – September 1. www.welcometolace.org/exhibitions/view/draw-a-line-and-follow-it/
Flourish, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA, June 2 – July 29.
Labirinti, Amelia: la Fiber Art al Centro, Biennale di Arte Tessile Contemporanea, Museo Archeologico di Amelia, Italy, July 1 – 17.
Painting fiction, fiction painting, the Brewery Project, Los Angeles, CA, May 20 – June 17.
2005 Conceptual Writing, Van Ackeren Gallery, Rockhurst University, Kansas City, KS, March 4 – April 4.
2004 Northwest Territories, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA, August 8 – October 14.
Freewall, Kellog Gallery, CalPoly Pomona, Pomona, CA, March 11 – April 10. www.csupomona.edu/~jzellen/freewall
page_space, Machine Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, opening February 28 – March 14. http://machinepoetics.com/page_space/show_machine/
Encoded, Fe Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA, January 10 – February 14.
2003 Painting by Letters, Cirrus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, November 15 – January 10, 2004.
Open Haus, Haus Gallery, Pasadena, CA, September 7 – October 4.
Mind’s Eye, SolwayJones Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, August 9 – September 7.
CCAC Alumni Exhibition, Andrea Schwartz Gallery, San Francisco, CA, July 9 – 25.
LA Black and White: Beauty Stripped Bare, BGH Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, April 26 – May 25.
2002 unDRAWN, unusual approaches to drawing, at the Brewery Project, Los Angeles, CA, November 16 – December 21. www.oversight.com/brewery/undrawn/
Reading Room, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA, August 30 – December 14.
Wall Space 2, Miller Durazo Contemporary Artists Projects, Los Angeles, CA, April 13 – May 4.
irrational propositions, POST Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, March – April.
maps & charts, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA, January. davidfrackman.org/maps_and_charts_tyler_Q12002.html#
2001 Drawing in Residence, Wintergarten Gallery, Vienna, Austria, September.
2000 evictions,160 Minna Street, San Francisco, CA, June.
MFA Show, CCAC, San Francisco, CA, April 13 – 23.
1999 Index, with Anthony Discenza and Adrian van Allen, CCAC Graduate Gallery, San Francisco, CA, September.
2009 5 Senses/107th Street, for “Not Los Angeles,” FOCA, Los Angeles, CA. notlosangeles.tumblr.com
2004 Lucid/Ludic, Mt. Saint Mary’s College Gallery, Brentwood, CA, September 12 – October 9.
2003 Domesticity, at the Snivling Sibbling, Los Angeles, CA, April 11 – May 17, 2003.
2002 unDRAWN, unusual approaches to drawing, at the Brewery Project, Los Angeles, CA, November 16 – December 21.
2000 invisible ccac, San Francisco, CA, June.
2015 Spring Break Art Class, co-taught with Isabelle Lutterodt, Ashesi University, Accra, Ghana.
Mentor, Syracuse University, MFA Program, Semester in Los Angeles.
2013 – 2014 Mentor, Distance MFA Program, Pacific Northwest College of Art.
2012 Visiting Artist, CalArts, Valencia, CA. Fall semester.
2010 Artist in Residence, Cal State Northridge, teaching MFA seminar “Art for Social Change,” Spring Semester.
2009 – 2011 Part-time Faculty, Fine Art Department, Undergraduate, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA. Classes include: Passion for Painting, Senior Projects, Art for Social Change.
2015 In Dialogue: A Conversation with Alexandra Grant, Leslie Jones, and Steve Roden. Pasadena Museum of California Art, Pasadena, CA, September 27. http://pmcaonline.org/programs/in-dialogue-these-carnations-defy-language/
“Taking Lena Home” at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha, NE, September 10. http://www.bemiscenter.org/get_involved/event/2015/09/10/film-screening-alexandra-grant-taking-lena-home-
“Feminism Ideals,” Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA, April 30.
Syracuse University Department of Art, Artist Talk, Syracuse, NY, April 27.
46th Annual North Dakota Writers’ Conference, “The Other Half,” Grand Forks, ND, March 25-7. http://und.edu/orgs/writers-conference/
2013 “Inside and Out: A Painter in the Social Sphere,” Bemis Center, Omaha, NE. October 9.
Hélène Cixous in Conversation with Alexandra Grant, Mains d’Oeuvres and Nottingham Contemporary, September 10.
2011 Lecture, Rio Hondo College, Whittier, CA, October 18.
Lecture, Cal State Long Beach, Long Beach, CA, October 12.
Lecture, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA, October 5.
2010 “Image/Text,” Salt Lake Art Center, March 22.
2009 Mesa Redonda/Round Table, 4 Women Artists Discuss Text, University of Barcelona, November 11. www.ub.edu/cdona/actos/artistes09.pdf
Santa Monica Museum of Art, A Collection of Ideas: Building the Love House: Using Art for Social Change in Watts. Tuesday, September 29. www.smmoa.org/index.php/programs/group/0
Alexandra Grant and Dan Rothenberg in conversation. Moderated by Michael Joyce. Symposium: “Are We Talking To Anyone But Ourselves?” PlayPenn, new play development. Philadelphia, Friday July 24.
2008 THE WORD IN LA: Panel Discussion with Artists Robbie Conal, Alexandra Grant and Lezley Saar: Fowler Museum at UCLA, February 3.
2007 Visiting lecturer, Swarthmore College, PA, November 11.
Visiting artist, Cal State Long Beach, CA, October.
Visiting lecturer, Otis College of Art, March 13 + 27. 2005
Visiting lecturer, Otis College of Art, Theory and Practice 4 class, October 27.
2004 Visiting lecturer, Otis College of Art, Theory and Practice 5 class, October 11.
“The Wordlessnessless of the Meiteneinander,” with Michael Joyce, &NOW Conference, Notre Dame University, April 5-6.
“The Wordlessnessless of the Meiteneinander,” with Michael Joyce, CalArts Graduate Program in Writing, Valencia, CA, February 25.
2015 COLA 2015 Individual Artists Fellowship. www.lamag.org/?page_id=112
2011 California Community Foundation Mid-Career Artist Grant.
The Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant.
2007 Durfee Foundation, ARC Grant for project at Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, MD.
Support from the Frederick R. Weisman Foundation, Los Angeles, CA, for “Wallpaper (la escalera al cielo),” 2007, a digitally-printed wallpaper to be installed at MOCA, April – August.
California Community Foundation, Artists’ Cover Award.
1999 Richard K. Price Scholar, California College of Arts and Crafts.
2016 Forêt Intérieure/Interior Forest Catalog, 18th Street Arts Center, Santa Monica, CA
20th Bienal de Arte Paiz, Guatemala City, Guatemala
2013 Drawn to Language, USC Fisher Museum, Los Angeles, CA
2012 Bright: Typography between Illustration & Art, Slanted
2010 2010 California Biennial, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA
2008 From and About Place: Art from Los Angeles, The Center for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv
2007 Alexandra Grant, MOCA Focus Series Exhibition Catalog, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
2014 Grasshoppers, published by the Polk County Historical Society, Osceola, NE.
2012 The Songs of Maldoror, published in conjunction with LACMA’s exhibition “Drawing Surrealism.”
2011 Ode to Happiness, by Keanu Reeves and Alexandra Grant, published by Gerhard Steidl.
2015 I’ll Be Your Mirror — Collaboration, Reflection, and Rorschach in the Work of Alexandra Grant, The Offing Magazine. http://theoffingmag.com/enumerate/ill-be-your-mirror/
2013 Hélène Cixous, Notre Spectacle, Introduction and translation by Alexandra Grant, X-TRA, Fall 2013, Volume 16, Number 1. http://x-traonline.org/article/notre-spectacle/
Rupture and Continuity in Feminist Re-performance, by Audrey Chan, Alexandra Grant and Elana Mann, Afterall, Issue 33, Summer 2013. www.afterall.org/journal/issue.33/rupture-and-continuity-in-feminist-re-performance
Century of the Self, Rabble, Inset Blanc Press. www.insertblancpress.net/collections/rabble/products/rabble-alexandra-grant
On Telepathy and Philippines: A Conversation with Alexandra Grant and Hélène Cixous, on KCET.com, www.kcet.org/arts/artbound/counties/los-angeles/alexandra-grant-helene-cixous-philippines.html
2015 Megan Abrahams, “Alexandra Grant and Steve Roden: These Carnations Defy Language,” Whitehot Magazine of Contemporary Art, October. http://whitehotmagazine.com/articles/roden-these-carnations-defy-language/3278
Sharon Mizota, “Two artists try to portray the indescribable at Pasadena Museum of California Art,” LA Times, August 28. www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/la-et-cm-alexandra-grant-steve-roden-pasadena-museum-of-california-art-20150824-story.html
Casey Logan, “Baby girl’s missing headstone returned to Nebraska, 70 years later,” Omaha World-Herald, August 24. http://www.omaha.com/living/baby-girl-s-missing-headstone-returned-to-nebraska-years-later/article_a8a9b7da-d1ce-51cd-93bd-18219e54216a.html?mode=story
Antigone 3000 — Introduction by Kate Durbin, The Offing Magazine. http://theoffingmag.com/enumerate/antigone-3000/
Alexandra Grant, Works on Paper, December Magazine, Volume 26.1. http://decembermag.org/product/volume-26-1/
2014 Tatiani G. Rapatzikou, “Language Amplifications and Visualisations in
Michael Joyce’s was and Alexandra Grant’s babel,” Synthesis, issue 6. http://synthesis.enl.uoa.gr/journal/tatiani-rapatzikou.html
Brian Fee, “Soul Seeking: Alexandra Grant at Lora Reynolds Gallery,” New American Paintings. www.newamericanpaintings.com/blog/tags/alexandra-grant
2013 Robert Barry, review, Alexandra Grant, Frieze, 14 November 2013. www.frieze.com/shows/review/alexandra-grant/
Hypertextualist Michael Joyce on Alexandra Grant, Hélène Cixous, and Carolyn Guyer, on KCET.com, www.kcet.org/arts/artbound/counties/los-angeles/michael-joyce-alexandra-grant-hypertext.html
Robert Nashak, “A Pop-Up Seminar on Feminism,” on KCET.com, www.kcet.org/arts/artbound/counties/los-angeles/cixous-reading-group-alexandra-grant-18-street-arts-center.html
Pilar Tompkins Rivas, “Welcome to Alexandra Grant’s Interior Forest,” on KCET.com, http://bit.ly/ZWkNAP
Jody Zellen, ArtScene, Forêt Intérieure/Interior Forest, 18th Street Arts Center, Vol. 32, No. 10, June 2013.
Nathalie Alcala, “Clover Canyon Gets Artsy with LA’s Alexandra Grant,” LA Racked, la.racked.com/archives/2013/01/02/clover_canyon_gets_artsy_with_las_alexandra_grant.php
Brenna Egan, “Didn’t think Clover Canyon Could Get Any Cooler? Think again!”, Refinery 29, www.refinery29.com/41248
2012 Connie Butler, “This Is Art—These People Are Artists: Pacific Standard Time, Conceptual Art, and Other Momentous Events from a Local Point of View,” Art Journal, Spring 2012
Jared Baxter, “Night Terrors,” ArtSlant, www.artslant.com/la/articles/show/29427
In the make: Alexandra Grant, http://inthemake.net/Alexandra-Grant
2011 Ken Miller, “Alexandra Grant and Keanu Reeves Collaborate, Happily,” ArtinAmerica.com, March 2, 2011, www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-opinion/conversations/2011-03-02/alexandra-grant-keanu-reeves-steidl/
2010 Scarlet Cheng, “2010 California Biennial spreads the word,” by Scarlet Cheng, Los Angeles Times, November 27, www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/la-et-biennal-20101127,0,4886530.story
Sharon Mizota, Artforum.com pick, artforum.com/picks/section=la&mode=past#picks26606
Alexandra Grant Spreads Words of “Love” and More, CCA News, www.cca.edu/news/2010/10/26/alexandra-grant-spreads-words-love-and-more
Anais Wade, Big City Portrait: Alexandra Grant, bigcityforum.blogspot.com/2010/06/big-city-portrait-alexandra-grant.html
2009 SHOPTALK, Side Street Projects Podcast, hosted by Bari Zipperstein. sidestreet.org/podcast-shop-talk-2-alexandra-grant/
Artillery, LA Studio Visit, July/August, p. 46.
2008 Modern Painters, featured work, frontispiece, November issue.
Modern Edition, “Alexandra Grant: A Way With Words,” www.modernedition.com/art-articles/artist-interviews/alexandra-grant.html
Interview with Ed Schad, ArtSlant, www.artslant.com/global/artists/rackroom
Ed Schad, I call it ORANGES blog, “Alexandra Grant and Synesthesia,” September 26, 2008, www.icallitoranges.blogspot.com/
Edward Goldman, on KCRW’s Art Talk, Spooky, Unsettling, Mad, September 16, 2008, www.kcrw.com/etc/programs/at/at080916spooky_unsettling_ma
Sharon Mizota, Los Angeles Times, Around the Galleries; “Communication can be so abstract”, September 12, 2008. www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/arts/la-et-galleries12-2008sep12,0,4064558.story
Christopher Miles, LA Weekly, Opening Week at L.A. Galleries; The fall art season begins, September 11, 2008. www.laweekly.com/2008-09-11/art-books/opening-week-at-l-a-galleries/
2007 “5 Iterations,” Artist Project, X-Tra Magazine, Volume 10 Issue 1. www.x-traonline.org/
C Magazine, September.
“Brushes All Sticky With Words,” Swarthmore College Bulletin, September. media.swarthmore.edu/bulletin/wp-content/archived_issues_pdf/Bulletin_09_2007.pdf
Peter Frank, “Words, and Worlds, Gone Mad,” LA Weekly, August 8. www.laweekly.com/art+books/art-pick/words-and-worlds-gone-mad/16964/
Andrew Berardini, ArtReview, Review, Issue 13, July & August 2007, p. 126.
Jody Zellen, Art Papers, July/August 2007, p. 62-3.
Christopher Bedford, ArtForum.com, Critics’ Picks, artforum.com/picks/section=la#picks15512
2006 Paper Magazine, February.
2005 “Five Artists to Buy NOW,” C Magazine, October.
“What is conceptual writing?” A project organized by Debra di Blasi, Kansas City Review, #61, Vol. 7, No. 4, March, p. 34. www.ereview.org
“Indecretions,” p. 106-7, Notre Dame Review, No. 19.
Jody Zellen, “Homecomings: Alexandra Grant at Sixteen:One,” d’Art International, Winter 2004/05, p. 34.
2004 Holly Myers, “Words, Words, Words, Rising Aloft,” Los Angeles Times, March 23.
Braxton Soderman, “Page_Space Intoduction,” www.superbunker.com/machinepoetics/page_space/show_machine.html
Jim Andrews, “page_space in L.A. Saturday opening,” www.rhizome.org/thread.rhiz?thread=12179&text=23447
Alex Worman, “L.A. Confidential,” January 13, artnet.com Magazine Reviews, www.artnet.com/magazine/reviews/worman/worman12-2-03.asp
Mario Cutajar, “Painting by Letters,” artscenecal.com/ArticlesFile/Archive/Articles2003/Articles1103/PaintingsByLettersA.html