About Alexandra Gallagher


2019 in United Kingdom

Lives and Works:

Manchester, United Kingdom


Secret Art Prize Runner Up, Curious Duke Gallery, London, United Kingdom, 2016
Shortlisted Zealous X, Zealous, London, United Kingdom, 2015
Saatchi Surrealist Showdown, Saatchi Gallery/ Saatchi Online, London, United Kingdom, 2012

About the artist

Alexandra Gallagher is a British artist whose work celebrates the surreal and the bizarre. Her thought-provoking paintings and collages explore the realms of dream, memory and the imagination.

Alexandra began exhibiting her work in 2010 - and her career has gone from strength to strength ever since. Winning second place at the Saatchi Surrealist Showdown in 2012 put the artist on the map.

Exhibiting and selling both across the country and internationally, she has been nominated for a number of awards. Shortlisted for the Zealous X, she was awarded the Saatchi Showdown Surrealism Second Place Winner and the Secret Art Prize Runner Up Winner 2016. Her recent achievements include being a London Contemporary Art Prize 2018 Finalist and being shortlisted for the Rise Art Prize.

Need to know

  • Alexandra's works were exhibited at Saatchi gallery (2012-2013) and several International Affordable Art Fairs
  • She created the cover art for Melissa Lee Houghton's book Patterns of Mourning
  • Alexandra's work is influenced by Surrealists and their collage practices in particular
Nat Rubinstein

The Insider Nat Rubinstein says:

"Alexandra Gallagher's skilfully executed, intricate collages draw on the issues of feminism, identity and sexuality. Her visually appealing works are evocative of the Surrealists, while offering a contemporary take on both the materials and the subject matter."

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