British artist Alexander Gorlizki was born in 1967 and earned a BA Hons in Fine art in Bristol followed by an MFA in sculpture at the Slade school, London. Currently living in New York, Gorlizki has done over 15 solo exhibitions, the most recent ones being Variable Dimensions, Dallas and Special Presentation, New York, both in 2015. He has participated in numerous group exhibitions and residencies while his artworks are a part of the Denver Art Museum, Royal Ontario Museum and Victoria & Albert Museum to name a few. He has also taught at various museums and institutions including the Victoria & Albert Museum, University of West England and Museum Kunstpalast.
Best known for his works on paper, don’t be surprised if you encounter a Mughal courtier, a Rajput princess or chinese clouds popping up in his paintings as his obsession with Indian miniature paintings has made him collaborate with Riyazuddin, a Jaipur based miniature artist. From exploring surreal narratives, juxtaposing eastern and western iconographies and philosophies, pop culture to Islamic designs and photographs, Gorlizki’s vast range of work shows his ability to understand and use these in his own contemporary narratives.