Timeline

1945
Born: in Beaumont, TX
1968
B.F.A. from Lamar University, Beaumont, TX
1970
M.F.A. from Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
1981
National Endowment for the Arts Fellow
1984
Solomon R. Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellow
Lives and works in New York City and Amagansett, NY

Exhibitions

2009
"John Alexander", Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA (solo)
2008
"John Alexander: Drawings", Hemphill Fine Art, Washington DC (solo)
"John Alexander: A Retrospective. Museum of Fine Arts", Houston, TX (solo)
"John Alexander: New Paintings", McClain Gallery, Houston, TX (solo)
"John Alexander. Drawing Room", East Hampton, NY(solo)
"John Alexander: New Drawings", McClain Gallery, Houston, TX(solo)
"John Alexander: Recent Paintings", Imago Galleries, Palm Desert, CA (solo)
2007
"John Alexander: A Retrospective", Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC (solo)
"John Alexander: New Works on Paper", Eaton Fine Art, West Palm Beach, FL (solo)
2006
"John Alexander", Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA (solo)
2005
"John Alexander: The Sea! The Sea!", Eaton Fine Art, West Palm Beach, FL (solo)
"John Alexander: Recent Observations", The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH (solo)
2004
"John Alexander", J. Johnson Gallery, Jacksonville Beach, FL (solo)
"John Alexander", Bentley Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ (solo)
2003
Dishman Gallery of Art, Lamar University, Beaumont, TX
"JA: 35 Years of Works on Paper", Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont, TX (solo)
"JA Print Retrospective", School of Art Gallery, LSU, Baton Rouge, LA (solo)
The Ralls Collection, Washington DC
2002
Imago Galleries, Palm Desert, CA
El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso, TX
Pillsbury and Peters Fine Art, Dallas, TX
The McKinney Avenue Contemporary Dallas, TX
Bendley Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
2001
Galerie Simonne Stern, New Orleans, LA
1999
"New Monoprints", Marlborough Graphics, New York, NY
The Ralls Collection, Washington, DC
1998
Marlborough Gallery, New York, NY
Galerie Simonne Stern, New Orleans, LA
1997
Gerald Peters Gallery, Dallas, TX
1996
Marlborough Gallery, New York, NY
Maryland Institute of Art, Baltimore, MD
Fullerton College, Fullerton, CA
1995
Dorothy Goldeen Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Allene Lapides Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
Meredith Long Gallery, Houston, TX
1994
Marlborough Gallery, New York, NY
Gerald Peters Gallery, Dallas, TX
1993
Erika Meyerovich Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1992
Marlborough Gallery, New York, NY
Galeria Alfred Wild, Bogota, Colombia
Everard Read Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
1991
Jan Turner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Earl McGrath Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Gerald Peters Gallery, Dallas, TX
1990
Marlborough Gallery, New York, NY
1989
Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA Galeria Freites, Caracas, Venezuela
Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont, TX
1988
The Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH; The Meadows Museum, Dallas, TX )
Jan Turner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Galerie Herve Odermatt, Paris, France
1987
Marlborough Fine Art, London, UK
1986
Jan Turner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Marlborough Gallery, New York, NY
1985
Marlborough Gallery, New York, NY
Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL
F.I.A.C., Grand-Palais, Paris, France
Galerie Herve Odermatt, Paris, France
1984
"New Narrative Paintings from the Metropolitan Museum of Art", New York, Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, FL; Tamayo Museum, Mexico City, Mexico; Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ
"American Drawings 1984: from A-Z", Sutton Gallery, New York, NY
"New Landscape Painting", (organized by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York) Palazzo Ducale, Gubbio, Italy
"John Alexander, Sam Gummelt, Philip Renteria, Gael Stack, Janie C.", Lee Gallery, Houston, TX
" Personal Views", Janus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1983
"Sacred Artifacts and Objects of Devotion", Alternative Museum, New York, NY
"A Preview", Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, NY
" New Work, New York", Phoenix Museum of Art, Phoenix, AZ
" Invitational Exhibition", Grace Borgenicht Gallery, New York, NY
1982
"War Games", Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, NY
Fine Arts Gallery, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL; Metropolitan Museum, Coral Gables, FL
" Atomic Salon", Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, NY
"Recent Acquisitions", The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
1981
"Southern Monumental Exhibition", University Gallery, Memphis State University, Memphis, TN
"The Image of House in Contemporary Art", Lawndale Annex, University of Houston, Houston, TX
"New York Gallery Showcase", Oklahoma Art Museum, Oklahoma City, OK
1980
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
1979
"Made in Texas", University Art Museum, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
" On The Right Bank of the Red River", The Root Art Center, Hamilton, NY
"Fire", Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX
"On Paper", Institute of Contemporary Art, Virginia Museum, Richmond, VA
"Group Exhibition", Betty Parsons Gallery, New York, NY
"Guest Artists’ Exhibition", Maryland Institute, Baltimore, MD
1978
"Art of Texas", Renaissance Society, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
"Four Houston Artists", University Art Gallery, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
"The Art of Texas", John Michael Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, WI
"Landscape, Cityscape: Survey of Urban and Rural Lands in the 70s", Brainerd Art Gallery, State University College at Potsdam, Potsdam, NY
1977
"Six Painters of the Southwest", Museum of Art, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
"Drawing Exhibition", Herbert Palmer Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
" 19th Annual Eight State Exhibition", Oklahoma Art Center, Oklahoma City, OK
"1977 Artists Biennial", New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA
"The 35th Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting", The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
1976
"Philadelphia-Houston Exchange", Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PE
"Annual Exhibition", American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, New York, NY
"Selections for New-Old Collections", Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, TX
"National Print and Drawing Annual Exhibition", Davidson College, Davidson, NC
1975
Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, TX