Alex’s recent body of work features ships laden with our desired commodities sailing into an automated future.
Playing around with the perspective of both the consumer and the containers – this series asks whether we control the boxes or do they control us?
Dramatic seascapes, setting suns and starlit skies are the backdrop for Alex’s colourful cargo ships and holographic trees in a dystopian world where our desires have outpaced our natural resources.
Alex Rennie was born in London in 1977. He studied at Wimbledon School of Art from 1996 to 1997, and Cheltenham & Gloucester CHE (1997-2000). His paintings have been exhibited widely, both internationally and domestically, including a solo Cork Street show with Waterhouse & Dodd. Rennie’s work was selected for the BP Portrait Award 2005 exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery. A new painting was shown in this year’s Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize and another has been selected for the John Moores Painting Prize 2016.
1997-2000 BA(Hons) Fine Art Painting, Cheltenham and Gloucester CHE
1996-1997 BTEC Foundation, Art and Design, Wimbledon school of Art
2016 John Moores Painting Prize (Selected Artist) Walker Gallery, Liverpool
2016 ART16, Olympia, London
2016 Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize, Mall Galleries, London
2016 Art Wynwood Miami
2015 London Art Fair (Waterhouse and Dodd)
2014 Art Miami (Waterhouse and Dodd)
2014 Karen Gunderson and Alex Rennie at Waterhouse and Dodd, Albermarle Street
2014 Pulse, New York (Waterhouse and Dodd)
2014 LAF London, Islington (Waterhouse and Dodd)
2013 Art Miami (Waterhouse and Dodd)
2013 Waterhouse and Dodd, Albermarle Street, London| Opening show
2013 Art Palm beach (Waterhouse and Dodd)
2013 London Art fair (Waterhouse and Dodd)
2012 Scope Miami (Waterhouse and Dodd)
2012 Solo show, Cork St, London – Waterhouse and Dodd gallery
2012 Scope Basel (Waterhouse and Dodd)
2007-2016 Wimbledon Art Studios, Summer and Winter Open Studio Exhibitions
2005 BP Award- Selected artist. National Portrait Gallery, London
2011 500 Portraits, National Portrait Gallery- Featured artist
2005 Artist and Illustrator magazine- Featured artist (Rising star article)