Bio

Alex Kynaston

Alex is a painter working in Melbourne who was raised in Australia, Canada and New Zealand and reflects on the hauntingly beautiful landscapes she has grown up with in her work. Spurred by melancholy and nostalgia, Alex’s figurative oil paintings are embued with psychological themes and dreamlike imagery.

 

Since 2017, Alex has kept both a studio practice and a commissioned portrait painting business while studying in the BFA and MFA programmes at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT). 

 

She has exhibited in Melbourne, primarily at Queen’s College over the course of three years in both group shows and acquisitional prizes, in collaboration with Gillian Hillman for her end-of-year open studio in 2020, and the “Vampyra” group show at RMIT in 2019. Her work has been featured in both the In Aeternum magazine and Aedificamus journal published by Queen's College, Melbourne, from 2018-2020, and Alex performed as a creative consultant and featured artist in "The Gist of Generosity" art book by Dr Jenny Fagg (2020).

 

Alex’s works Nightmare (2019) and A Reality (2019) have been acquired by Queen’s College for their journal cover art competition and Armistice Arts Prize, and she won the 2018 Eccleston Arts Prize with her work Miranda (2018).