Profile: Alex R
Alex R is a London-based glass artist who creates work that is opulent and seductive for a growing client base. From sumptuous glass vessels or wall-hung lightboxes to architectural installations of sparkling glass, intricately tactile surfaces are the signature style of Alex’s work in glass. Chromatic colour themes and baroque pattern or texture are all expressed with the reflection or projection of light in the glass.
Alex’s production range is stocked in independent galleries and shops around the UK and she has also created glass for institutions such as the National Gallery, the V&A Museum, the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, the Guinea Pig Club, the National Hospital of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Central Saint Martins and the National Trust.
On graduating Central Saint Martins’ respected Postgraduate course in 2005, Alex won the Stevens Competition for Architectural Glass Design and she was subsequently invited to create a glass installation for University College Hospital. This coincided with Alex establishing her studio, working on glass projects for public and private clients, and winning further accolades and prizes for her work. In 2010, she hosted her debut solo exhibition ‘Work & Love’ at the Menier Gallery in London. In 2011 Alex was awarded the Freedom of the Worshipful Company of Glaziers and Painters of Glass which is occasionally gifted to a young artist who has made a successful career in glass.