Alex Sutcliffe, BFA (2020), is an emerging visual artist based out of Halifax, Nova Scotia. Alex was born and raised in Chicago before moving to Ottawa at eleven years old. He has exhibited work throughout Halifax, Ottawa, and Toronto including the Art Museum at the University of Toronto, Studio Sixty Six, and the Anna Leonowens Gallery. Alex’s work has been acknowledged by awards such as a 2021 Canada Council for the Arts Research and Creation Grant, the Bank of Montréal’s 2020 1st Art! Competition, the 2019 Margo and Rowland Marshall Award for Painting as well as a two-time recipient of the Robert Pope Foundation Painting Scholarship.
Alex Sutcliffe’s recent paintings visualize artificial spaces which are constructed and then rendered using open-source 3D computer graphics software. This process is influenced by a rich painting tradition of building maquettes and still lifes to inform paintings. These renders explore the idea of painting as a culturally constructed visual language transformed by digital interfaces.
Alex would like to acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.