Photo by Mariana del Castillo
Alex Asch was born in Boston, Massachusetts, USA and was involved in University art programs in Los Angeles and New York before moving to Australia and studying art at the Australian National University in 1988. Asch has exhibited extensively in solo and group exhibitions throughout Australia and overseas. In 2017, Alex was awarded the CAPO Fellowship by the Capital Arts Patrons Organisation and was the recipient of the Workplace Research Associates Award by CAPO in 2015, awarded the 2008 CAPO Rosalie Gascoigne award and the 2014 the Workplace Research Associates Award. He was invited to represent Australia in 2009 Sculpture by the Sea in Denmark. He has exhibited work at the Sydney Art Fair in 2013 and 2017, the Melbourne 2014 Art Fair and was a finalist in the 2009 Blake Prize and 2017 CGS Harris Hobbs Outdoor Sculpture Prize. He was invited to exhibit in 2016/2018‘ Contour 556 (outdoor sculpture) and 2017/18 Pack Saddle at NERAM. Alex's work is in corporate collections in Australia, USA, UK and Netherlands as well as National Australian Gallery, Artbank, the ACT Legislative Assembly, the Wesley Art Foundation and Canberra Museum and Gallery.
Alex is represented by Beaver Galleries, Canberra.
My tableaus explore our personal consumption of natural resources and our inability to look past our own immediate needs. What do we owe future generations? It is difficult to see the consequences of our choices when living in a such a beautiful green city. The enormous industries required to maintain our lifestyle reside beyond our horizon’s. The tableau addresses the cost of this dichotomy