Alexander studied at Canterbury College of Art; West Surrey College of Art and Design; and Monash University and gained his Master of Fine Art (by Research) in 2010. Alexander was elected to the prestigious Royal Watercolour Society (founded in1804) in London at the age of 24 making him one of the youngest members ever to be elected to this august society.
He has exhibited widely in England as well as in Australia – notably at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, New English Art Club, Royal Society of British Artists, Royal Watercolour Society, and numerous group and solo shows in England and Australia.
He has been a finalist in many prestigious prizes, recently being shortlisted for the Gallipoli Prizen (Sydney), Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing (Sydney), The Rick Amor Prize for Drawing (Ballarat,) the Fleurieu Prize for Landscape painting (South Australia), The Len fox Prize for Painting, (Castlemaine) and The Alice Prize (Northern Territories). He has won many awards for his work, most recently winning, The Alice Bale Prize for Drawing.
His work is included in the collections of the National Gallery of Australia, ANZ Bank, Pace Petroleum as well as the diploma collection of the Royal Watercolour Society London, and many corporate and private collections throughout the world. Alexander’s work features in several books on watercolour painting, notably Michael Spender’s book, The Glory of Watercolour (David & Charles 1987), and Simon Fenwick’s book, Enchanted River, 200 years of the Royal Watercolour Society, (Samson and Co, 2007).
Gregory Alexander currently teaches drawing and painting at Monash College in Melbourne, Australia.