Alexandra Tyng

15th Annual ARC Salon (2020-2021)

Alexandra Tyng

United States

Alexandra Tyng (b. 1954 in Rome, Italy) paints large realistic figurative works infused with symbolism and imagination. She also paints aerial landscapes and portraits. After graduating from Harvard University with a BA in Fine Arts, she earned an MS in Education from the University of Pennsylvania. She has lived most of her life in the Philadelphia area, and spends part of her summers painting in Maine and other locations. To date, Alexandra has had thirteen solo exhibitions, the most recent in September 2019 at the Dowling Walsh Gallery in Rockland, Maine. Three of her paintings have traveled with the Women Painting Women: In Earnest museum show curated by Alia El-Bermani and Diane Feissel. She has received numerous national awards, including 1st Place in the Portrait Society of America’s annual Art of the Portrait Competition and 1st Place in their 2017 Members’ Only Competition, “Out of the Box” Category;
Best of Show at the Lore Degenstein Gallery’s 8th Annual Figurative Painting and Drawing Exhibition in 2016; the Plein Air Magazine Award in the ARC 2015 Salon; and the Curator’s Choice Award in the America’s Parks I traveling museum exhibition.

Alexandra’s work has appeared in two books in the series on Maine art by Carl Little and David Little: Art of Monhegan (2006), and Art of Acadia (also cover art, 2016); and in 21st Century Figurative Art by Jan Esmann (2016). Her work has also been featured in such periodicals as American Arts Quarterly, Plein Air, ArtNews, Fine Art Connoisseur, PoetsArtists, International Artist, Maine Boats Homes and Harbors, and American Art Collector; and online publications including Painting Perceptions and The Huffington Post. In 2019 she participated in Studio Incamminati’s The Higher Aim of Art Lecture Series with her talk “Visual Storytelling.” In 2012 she was interviewed by art historian and editor Peter Trippi as part of the Artist Audiocast Series sponsored by the Newington-Cropsey Cultural Studies Center. Alexandra’s paintings reside in the permanent collections of the National Portrait Gallery in Washington D.C., the New Britain Museum, the Springfield Art Museum, and in many corporate, university, and other public and private collections. Alexandra is represented by Dowling Walsh Gallery in Rockland, ME; gWatson Gallery in Stonington, ME; and Gross-McCleaf Gallery in Philadelphia, PA.

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