Alex Gross received a BFA with honors from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, in 1990. Since then, he has been a successful gallery artist. Alex taught at his Alma Mater from 1994 until 2005, and was a recipient of two faculty grants there. A recipient of the prestigious Artist Fellowship from the Japan Foundation in 2000, Alex spent two months traveling throughout Japan, researching and collecting a wide variety of Japanese Fine and Commercial art. Part of his collection was compiled and published by Taschen under the title Japanese Beauties in 2004.
The Art of Alex Gross, Alex’s monograph from Chronicle Books, was released in 2006. The 160 page, 9.5 by 12 inch Hardcover book features all of Alex’s gallery work and has over 90 full color plates. The book contains etchings, silkscreens, sketches and vintage photographs as well as a wonderful introduction by renowned Science Fiction writer, Bruce Sterling. In the summer of 2007, Alex’s first retrospective museum show was held at the Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana, California. The show featured over a dozen paintings from the last eight years, including new work. Mysteries and Manners will be Alex’s first show in New York, marking his fifth solo gallery exhibition, to date. (Jonathan LeVine Gallery)