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Solo Exhibitions
2011/12     Archaeology of urban time: drawing Dalston, The Geffrye, Museum of the Home, London
2009     Phenomena of Change, Dalston Square, London (Catalogue)
2005     Mapping Paris, Espace Henri Gilbert, Paris

    Alexandra Blum, La Galerie Vendome, Paris
2003     Kingsland Construction, Trapex, London
2002     One Year, Barbican Centre, London
1999     Juncture, Daiwa Anglo Japanese Foundation, London

Group Exhibitions
2017     'Last Christmas I Gave you my Art', Art Hub Gallery, London, 2-3 Dec 2017
    David Gluck Memorial /Discerning Eye Drawing Bursary finalists' exhibition, 16 - 26 November 2017, Mall Galleries, London - Runner Up Prize Winner

    'Drawings at the Triforium' - an exhibition of selected finalists from the Discerning Eye Drawing Bursary, Triforium Space, Temple Church, London  

    Studio Show, The Chocolate Factory N16, London
2016     Derwent Art Prize,  Mall Galleries, London and on tour throughout the UK  

    Winter Open Studios, Chocolate Factory N16, London
2015     David Gluck Memorial /Discerning Eye Drawing Bursary finalists' exhibition,  Mall Galleries, London  - Runner Up Prize Winner
    Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize 2015,  Mall Galleries, London 

    Winter & Summer Open Studios, Chocolate Factory N16, London 
2014     Painting galleries, Geffrye Museum, London 

    East West Art Award, the Galleria, London  (Prize Winner)

    Tomorrow's Achievers Charity Auction, Queen Victoria's Rifles HQ, London

    Winter & Summer Open Studios, Chocolate Factory N16, London
2013     The Sunday Times Watercolour Competition,  Mall Galleries, London and Guildford House Gallery
    Permanent Displays,  Hackney Museum,  London

    Winter & Summer Open Studios, Chocolate Factory N16, London
2012     Threadneedle Prize Exhibition,  Mall Galleries,  London

    Mapping the Change, Hackney Museum, London
    Hackney Cypriot Association, London,  Adopt a Shop initiative, lead by Muf Architecture/Art, design by the Imaginary Rock Foundation 
    Pastel Society Open, Mall Galleries, London 

    Winter & Summer Open Studios, Chocolate Factory N16, London
2011     Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London

    Creekside Open, selected by Dexter Dalwood, APT Gallery, London

    Local, Karin Janssen Project Space, London,

    Winter Open Studios, Chocolate Factory N16, London
2010     Overground Uncovered: Life Along the Line, London Transport Museum

    Dalston Voices, Hackney Museum, London 
2009     CUBE Open (Centre for the Urban Built Environment), Manchester  

    Winter& Summer Open Studios, Chocolate Factory N16, London
2008     David Gluck Memorial Bursary for Drawing, The Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London  - First Prize Winner


    Regeneration in London Engaging with Communities, The Building Centre, London


    Nouvelles Oeuvres, La Galerie Vendome, Paris

    Winter & Summer Open Studios, Chocolate Factory N16, London
2006     Expositions du Cinquantenaire, La Galerie Vendome, Paris (Catalogue)

    Open House London 2006, The Galleria, London
2004     The Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London
    Triple Take, Embassy of Japan, London
    Living for the City, Blue WIng Gallery, London
2003     Into the Wilderness, Stroud House Gallery, Stroud
2002     Drawings for All, Gainsborough's House, Suffolk
    Nexus, East 73rd Gallery, London
2001     Trapex Launch Show, Trapex, London
    Created Space, Whiteley's London
1998     Two Artists Kyoto - TAK Building, Kyoto, Japan
    Cheltenham Open Drawing Exhibition - Cheltenham, Berlin, Hull

Awards and Commissions
2017     David Gluck Memorial /Discerning Eye Drawing Bursary 2017 - Runner Up Prize Winner
2016     Contemporary British Painting Prize - long-list
2016     Pastel Society Open - long-list 
2015     David Gluck Memorial /Discerning Eye Drawing Bursary 2015 - Runner Up Prize Winner 
2015     Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize 2015 - shortlisted
2014     East West Art Award - Encouragement Prize Winner
2013     Micro Artist-in-Residence project, on a construction site for RUDE
2012     Oppenheim - John Downes Memorial Award 2012 
2011     British Association of Mext Scholars Grant
2008-10     Artist in Residence, Dalston Square Construction Site, London 
2008     David Gluck Memorial Bursary for Drawing  - First Prize Winner
2007     Short-listed Celeste Art Prize 2007
1998-9     Studio Residency Award - The Florence Trust, London
1996-8     Mext Scholar in Painting - Kyoto  University of Arts, Japan
1995     Short-listed Natwest Prize for Art
1992-5     John Christie Prize, Hatton Prize, Sculpture Prize - University of Newcastle-u-tyne

Writing
2016     Review of the exhibition 'Joseph Cornell: Wanderlust', Royal Academy of Arts, London, 4 July - 27 September 2015.  Published in the Journal of Illustration, Volume 3 Number 1, August 2016  Further info here 

Recent Lectures/Workshops and Presentations
    Drawing and history of art course 'Canaletto and Urban Drawing', Royal Collection Trust, The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace, London (2017) 
    Drawing and history of art workshop 'Layers of London' in collaboration with Helen Higgins, Francesca Herrick & Tom Bilson, Public Programme, Courtauld Institute, London (2017)
    Drawing workshop 'Passages of space'' on location by the Thames in Rotherhithe for Writtle University College (2017)
    Drawing and history of art workshop 'Perspective and Beyond' in collaboration with Helen Higgins, Public Programme, Courtauld Institute, London (2017)
    Artist's Talk 'Visualising space and time in painting and drawing', Islington Art Society (2017)
    Drawing and history of art workshop 'Rodin Movement and Time' for Camberwell BA1 Drawing Students, Public Programme, Courtauld Institute, London (2017)
    Drawing and history of art workshop 'Cezanne: architectural spaces' in collaboration with Helen Higgins, Public Programme, Courtauld Institute, London (2016)
    Lecture 'Unfolding Space - urban spatial structures and the passage of time in painting and drawing', University of Gloucestershire (2016)
    Drawing Workshop 'Movement through time and space'' on location by the Thames in Rotherhithe for Writtle University College (2016) 
    Visiting artist, group tutorials/crit, Islington Art Society (2016)
    Drawing workshop 'Relational space and flux' for Acme Architects, on location in streets of Shoreditch, London (2016)
    Drawing Workshops 'Encountering Urban Space' on location, Minesweeper Collective (August and October 2016) 
    Drawing workshop 'Movement through Time & Space' on location in Cheltenham, for the University of Gloucestershire (2016)
    Spatial Structures in Landscape Painting - 1450 - 1890, tour at The National Gallery, London for the University of Gloucestershire (2015) 
    Drawing Workshop 'Encountering Urban Space' on location, Minesweeper Collective (2015) 
    Drawing Workshop 'Mapping Space' on location by the Thames in Rotherhithe for Writtle College (2015) 
    Spatial Structures in Landscape Painting - 1450 - 1890, tour at The National Gallery, London for the University of East London (2014) 
    Drawing Workshop 'Mapping Space' on location by the Thames in Rotherhithe for Writtle College (2014) 
    Spatial Structures in Landscape Painting - 1450 - 1890, tour at The National Gallery, London for Writtle College (2014) 
    Drawing workshop 'Movement through Time & Space' on location at Moorgate for RedR, Creativity & Learning training away day.  (2014)
    Spatial Structures in Landscape Painting - 1450 - 1890, tour at The National Gallery, London for the University of East London (2013) 
    Drawing workshops 'Movement through Time & Space' and 'Marking Space', on location by the Thames at Rotherhithe, London, for Writtle College, MA Landscape Architecture (May and Nov 2013)
    Drawing workshop 'Movement through Time & Space' on location at KIng's Cross Station for Writtle College, MA Landscape Architecture (2013)
    Spatial Structures in Landscape Painting - 1450 - 1890, tour at The National Gallery, London for the University of East London (2012) 
    Spatial Perception and Visual Memory: Art Meets Robotics, Artist's talk and discussion with robotics scientist Ed Johns, hosted by Ideas Matter Sphere (2012) 
    Archaelogy of urban time: Drawing Dalston, Artist's Talk, Dalston C.L.R James Library and Hackney Archive (2012) 
    Movement through time and space, drawing workshop, The Geffrye Museum (2011)
    Archaeology of urban time: Drawing Dalston, Artist's Talk,  The Geffrye Museum/Camberwell College of Arts  (2011)  
    Phenomena of Change: Drawing Dalston, Artist's Talk, Hackney Museum (2010) 
    Drawing Dalston, Artist's Talk  EDAW/AECOM Design & Planning (2010)  
    Drawing Dalston lecture and tutorials, University of Creative Arts, Maidstone (2010)  
    Phenomena of Change, Artist's Talk, City & Islington Sixth Form College (2010)  
    Visiting lecturer and drawing workshops, MA Landscape Architecture, University of East London (2006 - 2009)
    Dalston Square artist residency presentations to London Borough of Hackney and Design For London (2009)

Bibliography
    Canaletto: a drawing workshop with Alexandra Blum, Elinor Perry-Smith, SEEN London, 19 July 2017 http://seenlondon.com/2017/07/19/canaletto-a-drawing-workshop-with-alexandra-blum/
    Alexandra Blum, Elinor Perry-Smith, SEEN London, 5 Dec 2016 http://seenlondon.com/2016/12/05/alexandra-blum/
    Liminal London: the transformative art of Alexandra Blum, Elinor Perry-Smith, SEEN London, 12 Sept 2016  http://seenlondon.com/2016/09/12/liminal-london-the-transformative-art-of-alexandra-blum/
    Shortlist announced for the third Derwent Art Prize, Mark Westall, FADmagazine.com, July 26 2016
    Gallery: Architecture, A close up look at paintings and drawings by artists exploring architecture and cityscapes, James Hobbs, Discover Art, Issue 1, Nov 2013
    London Art: Alexandra Blum's Dalston Square at the Geffrye Museum, Matt Brown, The Londonist, 16 Jan 2012
    Haute Living.com, Julia Jacobo, 16 Jan 2012 
    A change of art: digging Dalston, exhibition review, Joe Miller, Hackney Citizen, Nov 2011  
    Archaeology  of urban time: drawing Dalston - Time Out,  30 November 2011 
    Archaeology of urban time: drawing Dalston - Axis News Bulletin,  Oct 2011 
    Archaeology of urban time: drawing Dalston - londonartistsquarter.org/events  Sept 2011 
    Conflicting demands, Andrew Lambirth, The Spectator, 11 June 2011  
    Live at Your Local, exhibition review, Charlie Clarke, July 2010  
    Sponsor's selection, Art London Catalogue, Oct 2009  
    Phenomena of Change Catalogue text, John Milner, July 2009 
    Phenomena of Change exhibition review, Herbert Wright,  Le Cool, 2 July 2009 
    Drawings Reveal Dalston's Future, Dalston People, July 2009
    Phenomena of Change exhibition preview, OPEN Dalston What's On July 2009
    Dalston becomes Magnet for Artists, London Property News, 10 July 2009
    Momoyama Influences, Webmagazine, Embassy of Japan, Feb-March 2007 Issue 
    Retour sur Images, Massy ma Ville, Catherine Roussellet, Issue No. 96, Oct 2005
    Cityscapes, Picture Britain, BBCi, 8 June 2005
    Discovering the Mystique of Urban Space, Kunstinvestor, Heinz van der Wehd, Mar 2005 
    Triple Take, Mainichi Shimbun, Govinda Finn 19 May 2004
    On Japan Issue No. 727, May/June 2004
    Laburnum Pilot, drawings feature Sept 2004 
    Artist at Work, BBC Video Nation, 2004

Public Collections
    The Geffrye Museum 
    Hackney Museum  (long term loan)
    Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust  

Education
1996-8     Mext post graduate research scholarship - painting, Kyoto University of Arts, Japan
1992-6     BA Hons Fine Art - Newcastle University 2:1  (dissertation 1st Class) 
1991     Foundation in Art & Design - Brighton College of Art & Techonolgy (distinction) 

Born: UK 1972
Lives and works in London