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Alex Kynaston

Alex is a painter from Naarm (Melbourne) who was raised in Australia, Canada and New Zealand. Spurred by melancholy and nostalgia, Alex’s figurative oil paintings are embued with psychological themes and dreamlike imagery. Her style of painterly realism injects both whimsy and disquiet into her portraits and landscapes. 

Since 2017, Alex has kept a studio practice and a commissioned painting business while studying in the BFA and MFA programmes at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT). She graduated from RMIT in 2023 with Distinction. 

Alex exhibited most recently at the 2023 Affordable Art Fair as a featured Discover: Young Talent artist. Before this, Alex exhibited in several group shows and acquisitional prizes at RMIT, Queen's College Melbourne, and with Gillian Hillman (jewellery designer). Her work has been featured in both the In Aeternum magazine and Aedificamus journal 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) were 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). 

She is currently represented by Antoinette Ferwerda Gallery for the inaugural Brisbane Affordable Art Fair 2024. 

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