b. 1997, Mesa, Arizona
Alexandria Trudgen is a fine artist living and working out of Southern California. She grew up being creative and continues to create daily. Her body of work includes oil paintings, drawings, and sculptures. She makes it a goal to explore other ways of being creative as well.
Alexandria starts off planning a piece by collecting references and drawing it out. She is inspired by finding the colorful nature and likeness in each subject. She uses the technique of building up over time, although she has many approaches. Each piece and medium calls for something different. She is passionate about creating varied beauty with reference and symbolism to spirituality, deeper meaning, and captured moments. As a multifaceted fine artist she desires to create work that can communicate in unique ways to diverse people. She believes people thrive when they are surrounded by beauty and connected spiritually. Alexandria’s goal as an artist is to bring beauty, diversity, feeling, peace and connectedness into the world. Each work may be done using different methods and subject matter.
In the beginning of her college journey she attended art classes at her local Arizona community college that opened her eyes to the possibilities of choosing a creative career. She explored many mediums including printmaking at the University of Fairbanks, Alaska. Alexandria then chose the path of acquiring a BFA and moved to Laguna Beach, California to attend Laguna College of Art and Design. She is studied painting, drawing and sculpting. She graduated in May of 2021.
2021 BFA, Laguna College of Art and Design, Laguna Beach, CA
2017-2018 University of Fairbanks Alaska, (printmaking, drawing, painting, sculpting courses)
2015-2017 Chandler-Gilbert Community College, Chandler, AZ (drawing courses)
2018 University of Fairbanks Alaska Student Exhibition, Printmaking sale, Painting sale
2021 LCAD Gallery Mentorship Program with Debilzan Gallery
2021 April + May Laguna Art Walk
2021 May LCAD Senior BFA gallery exhibition
2021 Alaska Breastfeeds Annual Art Show Honorable Mention
2022 Young Sculptors Exhibition at National Sculpture Society, NYC
2020 Book cover for The Playful Dad by Stephen Floyd
2018 Interactive mural for kids at a regional worker conference, Hua Hin Thailand
2021 Assistance on Wilmington CA mural by Timothy Robert Smith