Vikky Alexander


Office location: Retired


Areas of Research & Creative Activity: Photography, Installation, Sculpture and Mixed Media

Brief Biography
Vikky Alexander is one of Vancouver's most acclaimed artists. Her work has been recognized within Canada and internationally in New Zealand, Japan, Korea, Europe and in the United States. Working as a photographer, sculptor, collagist and installation artist, Alexander is a leading practitioner in the field of photo-conceptualism.
Alexander's work is fantastic in both the literal and figurative senses of the words. She is playful and uses a variety of media and techniques to make her point: mirrors, photographic landscape murals, postcards collected on her travels, her own photography and video. Her work is at once both seductive and disruptive; she likes to situate the viewer within idealized spaces that reflect our aspirations and utopian desires. With Alexander's work one can experience a sense of vertigo: a physical displacement from the natural world that mirrors and frames our desires within the dynamics of consumption and utopian ideals.
Vikky Alexander was a professor in the Visual Arts Department at the University of Victoria from 1992 to 2016.

Selected Professional & Creative Achievements

2010 - Houses of Glass, The Engine Room Gallery, Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand
- Paris Showrooms, Trepanier Baer Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
2008 - Lost Horizons, Trepanier Baer Gallery, Calgary, Alberta

Selected Publications

2009 Catalogue, "Theatroclasm", Mackenzie Art Gallery, Regina, SK
2007 Review, "Snakes in the Garden", Nancy Tousely, Calgary Herald, March 4