Alex Anderson


Alex Anderson

b. 1990, Seattle, WA

Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA



2018    M.F.A. Candidate in Ceramics, University of California, Los Angeles, CA                                     

2015    Fulbright Grant, Ceramics and Ink Painting, China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, China

2013    BFA Studio Art and Chinese, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA    

2011-12 Semester Abroad, Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute, Jingdezhen, China                                         



2018    China and US Contemporary Ceramics Exhibition, Wanlin Art Museum, Wuhan, China

            Lore, Wing Luke Museum, Seattle, WA

            The New Masters, Vol 1, RESIDENCY, Inglewood, CA

            Fahrenheit 2018, American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona, CA

            52nd-Annual National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) National Student Juried Exhibition, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts,                    Pittsburgh, PA


2017    Art Basel Miami Beach, Booth F24, Gavlak Gallery, Miami Beach, FL

            Meet Jingdezhen, China and US Academic Clay Works, Jingdezhen, China

            SoCal MFA Exhibition, Millard Sheets Art Center, Pomona, CA

            Fear Itself: Haunted Memories, Center for the Arts Eagle Rock, Los Angeles, CA

            Hotel Kalifornia, Galerie Lefebvre et Fils, Paris, France

            The Far Bazaar, Cerritos College, Cerritos, CA


2016    Without Design or Sketch: The Story of The Room, Launch LA Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

            What You See is What You Sweat, Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA

            50th-Annual National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) National Student Juried Exhibition, Leedy-Voulkos Art Center, Kansas              City, MO

             Always a Body, Glass Box Gallery, University of California, Santa Barbara

             MFA Biennial Exhibition, City of Brea Art Gallery, Brea, CA


2014   海内外艺术家作品展,山朗艺术空间 (Shanlang Art Dimension), Hangzhou, China

           2014 Hangzhou International Contemporary Ceramic Biennial Exhibition, China Academy of Art Museum, Hangzhou, China

           Evergreen Association of Fine Arts 38th Annual Juried Exhibition, Seattle Design Center, Seattle, WA

           大道, Zhejiang Science and Technology Museum, Hangzhou, China

           四海藝同, China Academy of Art Museum, Hangzhou, China



Grants & Awards

2017    Grants & AwardsLaura Andreson Scholarship, Edward J and Alice Mae Smith Scholarship, UCLA Arts Council, Award, Lilian Levinson                              Foundation Scholarship

2016    ArtSlant Magazine, Best Artist Interview of 2016

            UCLA Arts Council Award, NCECA Retired Professors Award, UCLA Elaine Krown Klein Scholarship

2015    UCLA Graduate Opportunity Fellowship

2013    Fulbright Scholar (China), U.S. Department of State, Frank Solomon Art Prize, Swarthmore College

2012    Arthur S. Obermayer '52 International Summer Internship Grant, Swarthmore College,

            The Orville and Pat Chatt Memorial Scholarship, Penland School of Crafts



Swarthmore College Inn

Swarthmore College McCabe Library

Swarthmore College Department of Studio Art

Swarthmore College Black Cultural Center



2017    Warehouse Art Center, Jingdezhen, China   

2014 -15  China Academy of Art MFA Studio, Hangzhou, China


Lectures & Demonstrations

2018   University of Southern California (USC), Roski School of Art, Los Angeles, CA

2017   Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, CA

           California State University, Fullerton, Fullerton, CA

2015    Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA                                                                                                        



2017    Studio Visit Magazine issues 39 and 40


Art Criticism

“Greg Ito Offers a Pictorial Language for our Dreams, ArtSlant, 2017, 

“Genevieve Gaignard Captures the Present and Shows us the Future”, Art Gorgeous, Catalogue essay for Art Basel, Hong Kong, 2017

“Simone Leigh Salutes the Complexity of Black Women’s Self-Representation”, ArtSlant, 2016

Genevieve Gaignard: “You’re Not That, But You’re Not Not That”, ArtSlant, 2016

“Nathan Mabry: Postmodernist Sculpture for a Modernist’s World”, ArtSlant, 2016

“Wonder and Connection: On Fabricating Nature in Art”, ArtSlant, 2015,

“Bodies and Beings: What Place Can Ceramics Have In Contemporary Art Now?”, ArtSlant, 2015,