Alex Anagnostou, born in Toronto, has danced around with the visual arts for over 20 years. Sculpting blown and cast glass since 2000, much of her conceptual work is inspired by how glass has expanded our ability to see on a microscopic and telescopic level. She is an observer of human nature and is interested in how individuals interact within their social and physical environment. Her sculptures explore issues of space, energy, human behaviour, movement and interconnectedness.
Alex is an artist in residence at the Living Arts Centre glass studio where she sculpts cast and blown glass. She has a studio in Toronto where she assembles and cold works her pieces. Alex holds two fine art-related degrees from the University of Toronto (B.A. Fine Arts Management) and the University of Western Ontario (B.Ed. Visual Arts). She graduated with a silver medal from the School of Crafts and Design specializing in glass at Sheridan College in Canada.
Alex has received twelve awards in the last five years including a scholarship from the Glass Art Society based in Seattle, WA and a residency at Harbourfront Centre in Toronto. She has been selected for numerous juried exhibitions including the Glass Art Association of Canada’s National Emerging Glass Art Exhibition and Le Verre “hot”, an exhibition of innovative glass in Canada.
Alex was the featured artist at West End Gallery’s glass exhibition in the summer and will have a solo show at Material Matters Gallery in Toronto in May 2007. Commissions include working with award-winning II by IV Design Associates Inc. to complete a 12 x 16’ wall installation of blown glass. Her work is represented in eight galleries in Canada and two in the U.S. and is held in private collections in five countries.