ABOUT SUFFOLK ARTIST ZANGMO ALEXANDER
A visual artist living in East Anglia, UK, I create abstract, mixed media, oil and watercolour paintings, art photography, monoprints and expressive drawings exploring art, meditation, spirituality and psychology.
My creative process is deeply informed and inspired by long term meditation and mindfulness, including being a Tibetan Buddhist nun from 2007-2014. Prior to 2007, my work was influenced by Jungian psychology and Indian art. Inevitably my art work is autobiographical, reflecting on both the personal and the timeless in my life experience.
Currently, I am using drawing, painting, photography and printmaking to make contemplative art inspired by Buddhist meditation and psychology.
Gestural charcoal, ink and pastel drawing feels very joyous, authentic and direct. Black and white mixed media drawings contemplate darkness and infinity of mind, the aware eye, and dissolving form. I am also making contemplative, luminous, mixed media paintings on canvas celebrating life energy and a feeling of essence.
Woman of a Certain Age is a series of art photographs reflecting on bodily impermanence and feelings of invisibility. The Hotel project is a series of digital colour photographs exploring the transitory, illusory nature of life's journey. Black and white Luminograms are ambiguous, luminous, silver halide, photographs made in a traditional darkroom without a camera.
I hold a masters degree in fine art, and am a qualified art teacher and mindfulness based creativity coach.
With work, including commissioned pieces, in private collections in Europe and USA, I am a speaker on art and meditation at conferences, give lectures and tuition, have appeared on Channel 4 TV and written a paper on Buddhism and the Arts for Arts Council England.
In addition to practising as a visual artist, I also run a practice from Suffolk UK offering mindfulness based creativity coaching to clients interested in developing their creativity, self awareness and discovering their authenticity.
Enquiries for art commissions, art sales, art lectures, exhibiting, and mindfulness based creativity coaching are welcome. Phone 01379 897393.