Eldridge, Alexandra

  • "Coming to Earth" m/m, 24 x 18 inches
  • "Around the Corners of the Known World" m/m 34 x 30 inches
  • "And I Dream of a Different Soul" m/m, 36 x 36 inches
  • "Circumambulation" m/m, 24 x 24 inches
  • "I Long" m/m, 11 x 14 inches
  • "Long Have I Dreamt of Flying" m/m, 36 x 36
  • "Removing Obstacles" m/m, 36 x 42 inches
  • "Spanish Letter" m/m, 20 x 20 inches
  • "Stand Still" m/m, 24 x 24 inches
  • "Who Am I" m/m, 34 x 30 inches
  • "You Must Not Hesitate" m/m, 24 x 36 inches

American Contemporary

“My paintings emerge from a place where contradictions are allowed, paradox reigns and reason is abandoned. My search is for the inherent radiance in all things…the extraordinary in the ordinary. As the process of painting parallels the movement of the psyche, it helps me to understand the world as a deeper reality. The rich soul experiences of my life become tangible. Each painting is a small acknowledgment of the inner life that can perhaps reveal its own share of soul, and that share of soul many connect to someone else’s share of soul. Then perhaps beauty may be granted.” AE

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Alexandra Eldridge, born of artist parents, received her BA in Art and Literature at Ohio University. She has continued her education at Cambridge University, England, Santa Reparata Graphic Workshop in Florence, Italy, Penland College and most recently The Photographers Formulary in Montana.

Alexandra co-founded and establishment for the arts, Golgonooza, based on the philosophies of Wm. Blake. She has had over 40 solo shows and has participated in many group shows throughout the U.S. and abroad: Paris, London, Belgrade, New York, California, Santa Fe. Alexandra has been comissioned to paint murals int he Place des Vosges, Paris, and her work has been used on the cover of 8 books of poetry.

Traveling, as an important part of her inspiration, has taken her to Artists Residencies on the Island of Elba, Italy and the Valparaiso Foundation in Almeria, Spain. Art News, Art on Paper, New American Painting, and One Hundred Painters of the Southwest are just a few of the publications Alexandra has been featured in.

Alexandra Eldridge is collected by the likes of William Hurt, Steve Buscemi and Edie Falco besides many other prestigious collections.

“While Alexandra Eldridge’s work is full of wit and whimsy, intellectual flights and visual intrigue, this literate sophistication is tempered by an equal sense of innocence in the presence of the mystery. Perhaps it is this ability to encompass the known and the unknowable, the finite body and the eternity of the soul that makes the integrity of this work so marvelously appealing. “ Jon Carver

Education

The Photographers Formulary, Daguerreotype Workshop, Montana, 2004
Santa Fe Institute of Fine Art, Master Class with Elizabeth Murray, Santa Fe, NM, 1995
Santa Reparata Graphic Workshop, Florence, Italy, 1992
The Finishing School, Great Neck, NY, 1987
Penland College, Penland, NC, 1986
Apprenticeship with Printmaker Mary Manusos, Athens, OH, 1985-86
Cambridge University, Cambridge, England, 1970
Ohio University, BA, Athens, OH, 1970

Selected Solo Exhibitions

Chaos Gallery, “Man Has No Body Distinct From His Soul” Belgrade, Serbia, 2008
Weber Fine Art, “Light Came Running After Me” Scarsdale, NY, 2007
Victoria Price Art & Design, “Domains of Intimacy” Santa Fe, NM, 2007
Julie Baker Fine Art, “Tell Me Something Astonishing” Nevada City, CA, 2006
George Billis Gallery LA, “And This I Have Dreamed” Los Angeles, CA, 2005
Lee Weber Fine Art, “We are Hardly Ever at Home” Scarsdale, NY, 2005
Julie Baker Fine Art, “Grant me Beauty” Grass Valley, CA, 2004
Turner Carroll Gallery, “Love Each Other or Perish” Santa Fe, NM, 2004
Turner Carroll Gallery, “New Work” Santa Fe, New Mexico, 2003
Lee Weber Fine Art, “New Work” Scarsdale, New York, 2003
Julie Baker Fine Art, “My Private Dream Life” Grass Valley, California, 2002
Turner Carroll Gallery, “I Said to My Soul Be Still” Santa Fe, New Mexico, 2002
Turner Carroll Gallery, “When Fate was Following in Our Tracks” Santa Fe, New Mexico, 2001
Turner Carroll Gallery, “Lost to be Found: Six Months In Paris” Santa Fe, New Mexico, 2001
Galerie Selmersheim, “Go by the Way You Know Not” Paris, France, 2000
Turner Carroll Gallery, “The Inexplicable Life” Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1999
Wabash College Art Museum, “Recent Paintings” Wabash, Indiana, 1999
Turner Carroll Gallery, “And I Dreamt of a Different Soul” Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1998
ABC, “The World is an Invention of the Spirit” New York, New York, 1998
Allene Lapides Gallery, “New Work” Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1997
Zaplin-Lampert Gallery, “Ex-Votos” Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1996
Zaplin-Lampert Gallery, “Call Upon My Blessed Passion” Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1994
Zaplin-Lampert Gallery, “Evidence of Things Unseen” Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1993
Trabia-MacAfee Gallery, “Alexandra Eldridge” New York, New York, 1988
Passe Partout Gallery, “Paintings by Alexandra Eldridge” Winooski, Vermont, 1988
Circleworks Vision, “Go Winged Thought” New York, New York, 1986
Swains Gallery, “Paintings on Handmade Paper” Plainfield, New Jersey, 1986
Court Street Collection, “Alexandra Eldridge” Athens, Ohio, 1985

Selected Group Exhibitions

The Artisan, “Altered”, Sacramento, CA, 2009
Garson Fine Art, “New Works”, New York, NY, 2007
Salon Margraff, “Creamy Goodness”, Santa Fe, NM, 2007
Aidan Savoy Gallery, “Clear Blue Sky”, New York, NY, 2007
Harwood Art Center, “In Search of Visual Lyricism”, Albuquerque, NM, 2007
Telluride Gallery of Fine Art, “Gallery Artists”, Telluride, CO,
Turner Carroll Gallery, “Productions of Time, A Collaboration between Alexandra Eldridge and Mary Bennett”, 2006
Studio Rasa, “Braided Lives, A Collaboration Between Aritists and Poets”, Berkeley, CA, 2006
John Stevenson Gallery, “New Art: Redefining the Photograph”, NY, NY, 2005
Tucson Museum of Art, “What’s Love Got to Do With It?”, Tucson, AZ, 2004
Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, “A New Generation of Magic Realists” Pueblo, Colorado, 2003
Evo Gallery, “Wrapped” Santa Fe, New Mexico, 2002
“The Affordable Art Fair, New York City” New York, New York, 2002
Gerald Peters Gallery, “Egg: New Beginnings” Santa Fe, New Mexico, 2002
Trinity Gallery, “Small Works” Atlanta, Georgia, 2002
Munson Gallery, “Love Letters to the Land” Santa Fe, New Mexico, 2002
Chateau des Editions, “Correspondances entre esprit et matiere” Gorges, France, 2001
Plan B, “Beaux Arts Ball 2000″ Santa Fe, New Mexico, 2000
Trinity Gallery, “Best of the Southwest” Atlanta, Georgia, 2000
Munson Gallery, “Love Letters to the Land” Santa Fe, New Mexico, 2000
Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts Montgomery, Alabama, 1998
Miranda Gallery Aspen, Colorado, 1998
Maclaren/Markowitz Gallery, “Portraits of Hope” Boulder, Colorado, 1998
Guadalupe Fine Art, “Sacred Arts Exhibition” Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1998
Karan Ruhlen Gallery, “101 Cups” Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1998
Turner Carroll Gallery, “Small Works” Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1997
Allene Lapides Gallery, “The Dog and Pony Show” Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1997
Santa Fe Contemporary Art, “Artists and Friends” Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1997
Turner Carroll Gallery, “Spring Exhibition” Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1997
Karan Ruhlen Gallery, “101 Cups, 101 Artists” Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1997
Maclaren/Markowitz Gallery Boulder, Colorado, 1997
Zaplin-Lampert Gallery, “Earthbound Madonnas” Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1996
Hansel Gallery New Orleans, Louisiana, 1996
OffSite Gallery, “Beaux Arts Blowout” Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1996
Copland-Rutherford Gallery, “Fourth Annual Shrine Show” Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1994
Copland-Rutherford Gallery, “Third Annual Shrine Show” Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1993
Arts International Gallery Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1990-91
Chrysalis Gallery Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1990

Residencies

Valparaiso Foundation Almeria, Spain, 2000
Hermitage of Santa Caterina, Artist Residency Isola d’Elbe, Italy, 2000
Place des Vosges Paris, France, 1999
Villa Roccazia St. Tropez, France, 1999

Illustrations

The Clichiest, Nightwood Editions, 2006
Spring Water, Turning Point,
Neither Apple Nor Pear, Juction Books, 2005
Splitting Off, Nightwood Press, 2004
The Night Messenger, WildeHorse Press, 2004
Field of Wonder, Junction Books, 2003
Poems and Plays, Middle Tennessee State University, 2003
Otranto, Italica Press, 1994
The Sleepy Baker, Northland Publishers, 1993
A Medieval Book of Beasts, Edwin Mellen Press, 1992
Visions of Heaven & Hell Before Dante, Italica Press, 1991

Publications

Grad, Serbia, 2008
Art Fama, March 2008
Art Papers, November/December 2007
One Hundred Artists of the Southwest, 2006
The New Mexican, March and THE Magazine, April, 2006
Art Contemporaries, Fall 2004
The Sacremento Bee, November 2004
Trend Magazine, Winter/Spring 2004
ART News, September 2002
New American Paintings, No. 18, November 1998
THE Magazine, “The Universe of Alexandra Eldridge,” November 1998
THE Magazine, Special Image Issue, October 1998
The Santa Fean Magazine, “Artists on Their Way Up,” May 1997
Pasatiempo, May 1996, August 1997, July 1998

Selected Collections

SBB-Cable Network of Serbia, Belgrade, Serbia
Chaos Gallery, Belgrade, Serbia
Jack & Linda Allen, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Sally Bingham, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Claude & Katherine Blanklette, El Paso, Texas
Steve Buscemi & Jo Andres, New York, New York
Paul & Elissa Cahn, St. Louis, Missouri
Peter & Charron Denker, Dallas, Texas
Steve Dunn, Los Angeles, California
Michael & Leslie Engl, Sun Valley, Idaho
Edie Falco, New York, New York
Jose Gonzales, Mexico City, Mexico
Peter Goodwin, Santa Fe, New Mexico
William Hurt, New York, New York
Richard & Annadrew Lampert, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Robert & Ginny Loughlin, Stanton, New Jersey
Paul Markovits, Stamford, Connecticut
Elizabeth McBride, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Alexander & Bettina Millikin, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Mary Riebold, New York, New York
Jean Rouff, Paris, France
J. McDonald Williams, Dallas, Texas
Mark Zaplin, Santa Fe, New Mexico