"My paintings emerge from a place where contradictions are allowed, paradox reigns and reason is abandoned. My search is for the inherent
radiance in all things… the extraordinary in the ordinary. As the process of painting parallels the movement of psyche, it helps
me to understand the world as a deeper reality. The rich soul experiences of my life become tangible. Each painting is a small acknowledgment of the inner life that can perhaps reveal its own share of soul, and that share of soul may connect to someone else’s share of soul.
Then perhaps beauty may be granted."
Born of artist parents, Alexandra Eldridge received her BA in Art and Literature at Ohio University. She then continued her education at Cambridge University, England, Santa Reparata Graphic Workshop in Florence, Italy, Penland College, and most recently The Photographer’s Formulary in Montana. Eldridge co-founded an establishment for the arts, Golgonooza, based upon the philosophies of William Blake. She has had over forty solo shows, and has participated in many group shows throughout the U.S., as well as many international exhibitions.
Eldridge has exhibited in Paris, London, Belgrade, Ljubljana, New York, California, and Santa Fe and has been commissioned to paint murals in the Place de Vosges, Paris. Additionally, her work has been used for the cover of twenty four books of poetry. Traveling, as an important part of her inspiration, has led her to artists' residencies on the Island of Elba, Italy, and the Valparaiso Foundation in Almeria, Spain. Art News, Art LTD, Art On Paper, New American Painting, and One Hundred Painter’s of the Southwest are just a few of the publications Eldridge has been featured in. Her work can be found in the collections of William Hurt, Steve Buscemi, and Edie Falco, along with many other prestigious collections.