Alex Anderson (artist)

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Seattle, Washington
CitizenshipUnited States of America
  • Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art and Chinese
  • Master of Fine Arts in Ceramics
Alma materUniversity of California, Los Angeles
  • Contemporary artist
  • Ceramicist

Alexander Anderson (born 1990 in Seattle, Washington) is a Japanese Americans[1] contemporary artist and ceramicist based in Los Angeles, California.


Alex Anderson obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art and Chinese from Swarthmore College and his Master of Fine Arts in Ceramics from the University of California, Los Angeles. At UCLA, he worked under the close tutelage of renowned ceramicist Adrian Saxe.[2]

Anderson is know for making highly intricate ceramics that addresses racial inequity in America and explores multiracial identities.[3][4] His work has been shown at the Long Beach Museum of Art and American Museum of Ceramic Art. He is currently represented by Gavlak Gallery in Los Angeles and Palm Beach, Florida.[5]


  • Fulbright Award in affiliation with the China Academy of Art in Hangzhou[6]
  • Crocker Art Museum John S. Knudsen Prize[7]


  1. "Seriously Cute: Six Artists Harnessing the Power Dichotomy of Cuteness". Retrieved 2021-12-18.
  2. "Review: The disturbing meets the sweet in Alex Anderson's new sculptures at Gavlak". Los Angeles Times. 2018-07-04. Retrieved 2021-12-18.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. "Andy Campbell on Alex Anderson". Retrieved 2021-12-18.
  4. Fuse, Arte (2020-07-13). "Alex Anderson: Little Black Boy Makes Imperial Porcelains at Gavlak, Los Angeles". Arte Fuse. Retrieved 2021-12-18.
  5. "Alex Anderson - Artists - GAVLAK". Retrieved 2021-12-18.
  6. "Alex Anderson '13 gives back to Swarthmore campus - The Phoenix". 2015-11-05. Retrieved 2021-12-18.
  7. "Crocker Art Museum Names Alex Anderson the 2021 Recipient of John S. Knudsen Prize". Crocker Art Museum. Retrieved 2021-12-18.

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