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Jason Shawn Alexander is an expressionist figurative painter, illustrator, and comic book creator.

Alexander pulls from the vulnerability, fear, and underlying strength of his rural upbringing, just outside of the haunting home of the Delta Blues.

Alexander’s work has been the subject of number of solo exhibitions, including the Corey Helford Gallery, Culver City, CA, and 101/exhibit.  In 2009 his portrait hung in the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC.  His work is collected both in the US and abroad.

Alexander has also worked over 20 years as an illustrator and comic book creator. He has earned 2 Eisner award nominations and the Silver Medal from the Society of Illustrators. He has co-created and provided art for titles at DC/Vertigo, Dark Horse Comics, and Image Comics.  He’s also worked with the publishers, Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, and Oni Press.  He has also supplied art and storyboards for independent and short films, as well as motion comics for films like Pan’s Labyrinth and Predators.

From his first solo exhibition “Insomnious” at 101/exhibit in 2009, it was evident that Alexander had traced the thread and was pulling it through.  A reviewer from ART NEWS was moved to write, “Recalling Bacon’s portraits, the figures seem to cry out…  Alexander’s impassioned application of oil paints underscores the barely contained violence of the visions, lingering like intimations of half-remembered dreams.”

Jason Shawn Alexander is painting and drawing in Los Angeles, CA with his wife and daughter. They also have two dogs.

Solo Exhibitions

2016 Glorious Poison, 101/EXHIBIT, Los Angeles, CA

2014 No Good at Exits, 101/EXHIBIT, Los Angeles, CA

2012 {SIC}, 101/EXHIBIT, Los Angeles, CA

2012-11 Undertow, 101/EXHIBIT, Miami, FL

2010 New Work, 101/EXHIBIT, Miami, FL

2010 Mourners Walk Over Maple Leaves, Corey Helford Gallery, Culver City, CA

2009 Insomnious, 101/EXHIBIT, Miami, FL

 

Group Exhibitions

2017 Subliminal, Booth Gallery, New York, NY  Two Person exhibition 

2010 Art from the New World, Bristol Museum, Bristol, England

2010-09 Outwin Boochever Portrait Painting and Sculpture Exhibition, Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery,Washington, DC

2009 The Human Eclectic, Merry Karnowsky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2009 A Space in all the Noise, Strychnin Gallery, Berlin, Germany Two Person exhibition 

2008 Oroborous, Strychnin Gallery, Berlin, Germany Two Person exhibition 

2008 Four, Corey Helford Gallery, Culver City, CA

2007 Literartisty, Corey Helford Gallery, Culver City, CA

2007 Figure, Mendenhall Sobieski Gallery, Pasadena, CA Fracture, Compound Gallery, Portland, OR
2007 Pick of the Harvest, Thinkspace Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2006 Group Exhibition, Billy Shire Gallery, Culver City, CA

2005 Group Exhibition, Copro Nason Gallery, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA