David Alexander Interview May 2020
Alexander studied at the Vancouver Art School and at Langara College before graduating with a BFA from Notre Dame University. In 1980, he moved to Saskatoon to obtain his Master's degree while researching in New York, London and Paris. His international exhibitions have allowed him to explore the world, and he has given lectures and conducted drawing and painting research during his travels. In 2006, Alexander attended the Morris Graves Foundation in California as an invited guest artist-in-residence, and completed a large body of small paintings on wood panels. In 2007, he visited Tokyo and Kyoto and was inspired by the cities’ parks and water features. In September 2008, he returned to the high Arctic as an invited member aboard a 75 ft. sailing ship. In 2010, he was a resident in the Grand Canyon and 2012 he was a guest artist for 2 months in Taos, New Mexico.
David Alexander's art is in many public, private and corporate collections throughout the world including: the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Museum of London, University of Toronto, Concordia University in Montreal, the Museum of Art in Iceland, and in Embassies in Berlin, Beijing and Krakow. Corporate and private collections include works in major Canadian cities as well as in Dubai, Seoul, New York, Mumbai and Nice, among others. Alexander's signature landscapes and waterscapes called "Wet" represent his significant forty-five year history in painting and drawing with a bold palette and gestural application.