Tessa Alexander has a degree in Fashion Design and an MA in Cultural Studies. She is visual artist, art educator and part time lecturer at the University of the West Indies (UWI) who lives in Trinidad and Tobago. Her work can be found in collections in the Caribbean, India, Kenya where she has exhibited as well as the US, Canada, the UK and Europe.
Tessa is drawn to imagery depicting aspects of daily life that are mundane or taken for granted, as those to her represent the sublime of human condition, and uses this imagery to explore social and cultural issues not immediately apparent as her work usually has a double context.Her chosen medium while not exclusively, is watercolour as the colour, and textures she can produce capture the Caribbean essence as is suitable to tropical conditions as it is fluid and quick drying.
2018 Nurturing the Outside Child
2017 Mapping the Familiar
2014 India Revisited.
2013 Up Close and Impersonal.
2011 General Admission.
2008 Urban Paradise.
2006 Rethinking Landscape
2004 Legacy .
Select GROUP SHOWS
2013 MILAP Azad Bhavan Art Gallery, ICCR, New Delhi India. Retrospective of works.
2012 Season of Renewal. Jamaica Exhibition commemorating Trinidad and Tobago’s 50th Independence.
2011 National Museum’s Art Show commemorating 100yrs of Women Artists in Trinidad and Tobago.
2007 Galvanize Project.