Alexandra Tyng

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Alexandra Tyng

United States

Alexandra Tyng (b. 1954 in Rome, Italy) paints large realistic figurative works infused with symbolism and imagination. She also paints aerial landscapes and portraits.  After graduating from Harvard University with a BA in Fine Arts, she earned an MS in Education from the University of Pennsylvania. She has lived most of her life in the Philadelphia area, and spends part of her summers painting in Maine. To date, Alexandra has had fourteen solo exhibitions, the most recent in December 2021 at Gross McCleaf Gallery in Philadelphia. Three of her paintings have traveled with the Women Painting Women: In Earnest museum show curated by Alia El-Bermani and Diane Feissel. She has received numerous national awards, placing 1st and 2nd several times in the Portrait Society of America’s annual competitions, Best of Show at the Lore Degenstein Gallery’s 8th Annual Figurative Painting and Drawing Exhibition in 2016; the Plein Air Magazine Award in the ARC 2015 Salon; and the Curator’s Choice Award in America’s Parks I, a traveling museum exhibition. In 2020 she received the Maybelle Longstreet Prize in “Seeing the Story,” The Woodmere Art Museum’s 79th Annual Exhibition, curated by David Wiesner.

Alexandra’s work has appeared in two books in the series on Maine art by Carl Little and David Little: Art of Monhegan (2006), and Art of Acadia (also cover art, 2016). Her work has also been featured in such periodicals as American Arts Quarterly, Plein Air, ArtNews, Fine Art Connoisseur, PoetsArtists, International Artist, Maine Boats Homes and Harbors, and American Art Collector, and The Art of the Portrait Journal; and online publications including Painting Perceptions and The Huffington Post. In 2019 she participated in Studio Incamminati’s Higher Aim of Art Lecture Series with her talk “Visual Storytelling.” In 2012 she was interviewed by art historian and editor Peter Trippi as part of the Artist Audiocast Series sponsored by the Newington-Cropsey Cultural Studies Center. Alexandra’s paintings reside in the permanent collections of the National Portrait Gallery in Washington D.C., the New Britain Museum, the Springfield Art Museum, and in many corporate, university, and other public and private collections. Alexandra is represented by Dowling Walsh Gallery in Rockland, ME; Gross-McCleaf Gallery in Philadelphia, PA; and gWatson Gallery in Stonington, ME.


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