Alexandra Grant was born in Ohio on April 4, 1973. Alexandra’s father was a Scottish geology and American political science professor, while her mom was a foreign-service diplomat. Unfortunately, not much is known about her parents.
However, growing up, Grant was exposed to diverse cultures and experiences, as her family frequently traveled and lived in various parts of the world.
Despite this nomadic lifestyle, Grant received a solid education, attending the University of California, Berkeley, where she earned a history and studio art degree.
While at Berkeley, Grant first developed an interest in art and began honing her craft.
After graduating from Berkeley, Grant moved to Mexico City, where she lived and worked for several years.
During this time, she became increasingly involved in the city’s vibrant art scene, exhibiting her work in various galleries and becoming known for her unique approach to art-making.
In 2000, Grant moved to Los Angeles, where she continued to develop her art practice and quickly became a prominent figure in the city’s art world.
Over the years, she has collaborated with several artists, writers, and musicians, including Keanu Reeves, with whom she has worked on several projects.
Artistic Style & Philosophy
Grant’s art is known for its focus on text and language and its use of unconventional materials and techniques.
She is particularly interested in exploring the boundaries between art and language and often incorporates words and phrases into her pieces.
One of Grant’s most famous works is her “text drawings” series, which feature large, hand-drawn letters that spell words and phrases.
These pieces are often created using non-traditional materials, such as recycled paper and cardboard, and are meant to be read and interpreted by viewers.
In addition to her artistic work, Grant is a passionate advocate for arts education and community outreach.
She has worked with several non-profit organizations and educational institutions to bring art education to underserved communities and promote the importance of the arts in our society.
Grant is known for her close relationship with performer Keanu Reeves. Both were spotted together many times at events.
The two have worked together on several projects, including the book “Ode to Happiness,” which features text by Reeves and illustrations by Grant.