Alex Hirtzel works as a multi-disciplinary artist, and exploring natural science and archaeology as particular focuses.
Alex is currently completing her role as artist in residence in the Royal Parks, London. This project was a unique partnership with the National Gallery, Mall Galleries and St James's Park, including a triple exhibition held between all three spaces. Alex's own art work was exhibited in “Duck Island Cottage” in St James's Park, in a historical space that is not normally open to the public.
For this installation exhibition Alex's work in focuses on bees and plants, drawing on her work with plant scientists at the University of Cambridge who are making exciting new discoveries about the way bees communicate and interact with flowers and the rest of the natural world.
Alex’s recent exhibitions in London and Cambridge have drawn on her time working alongside a team of archaeologists in Kurdish Turkey, who excavated an ancient Assyrian site along the River Tigris.
As well as producing her own art, Alex works with museums, especially the Wallace Collection, National Gallery and Museum of London. She runs a wide variety of community workshops in many places, including the Cambridge University Botanic Gardens and Kettle's Yard.
In 2015, Alex participated in the Clore Leadership Programme, and was on the team organising the Art, Language, Location festival in Cambridge in 2014 and 2015. She studied printmaking at the Curwen Print Study Centre in 2011. Previously, her MA in Fine Art at Cardiff followed undergraduate degrees in Fine Art at Byam Shaw, London, and History of Art and Education at Cambridge University.
Please visit Alex's website for more information.