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Alexandrya Eaton

Alexandrya Eaton has had more than thirty solo exhibitions of her work; her paintings hang in numerous private and public collections across Canada, the United States, Europe, Bermuda and Jamaica. 

Early in her career, Eaton was invited to participate in the “Symposium de la Jeune Peinture au Canada”, in Baie- Saint-Paul, Quebec. The youngest of fifteen international artists, her large twenty-foot painting then traveled to the exhibition, TERRE-TERRE, at the Museum of the Americas, in Washington, D.C.

Over the years, Eaton’s paintings have been included in several important group exhibitions, such as: Anecdotes and Enigmas, curated by Hermenegilde Chiasson; and BLISS, curated by Shauna McCabe. BLISS combined the work of four international artists exploring the image and idea of flowers and flowering, and its relationship to the poetic, questioning modern perceptions of beauty.

In 2012, Alexandrya was invited to participate in HOT POP SOUP: Neo-Pop Trends in Contemporary New Brunswick Art, a group exhibition at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery. Curator, Terry Graff, brought together the work of ten New Brunswick artists working within the realm and influence of Pop Art. Eaton’s resulting work, “Superhero Warehouse”, confirmed current themes in her work, an ongoing series titled “Busy Woman”, a modern interpretation on the idea of an everyday superwoman.

Eaton’s work has been purchased by: the New Brunswick Art Bank; RBC Dominion Securities; Aliant Telecom; Nesbitt Burns; NB Power; Purdy’s Wharf Inc.; the UNB Art Centre; Toronto Dominion Bank; Atlantic Lottery Corporation; Centre d’Art de Baie-Saint-Paul; and the Masterworks Foundation Bermuda, among many other public and corporate collections.

Alexandrya works in a very physical way, painting quickly and on the floor. Her inclusion of tools such as rollers, tape and handmade stencils facilitates her fascination with the repetition of images. Currently Eaton’s work is focused on a “woman being”, offering a playful perspective on the attempt to come to terms with typical female roles. 

Over the years, Alexandrya has received many project grants to continue the development of her work. In 2015, she was awarded a creation grant from artsnb to complete a two year fibre arts project, which is currently underway.

As always, Alexandrya intends to overwhelm the viewer with life and colour. Ms. Eaton continues to live and work in New Brunswick.