Alex Calinescu was born in Cambridge, England in 1967. She moved to London in 1986 to study painting at the City and Guilds of London Art School. (1986-1989). On completion of her degree she was offered a place on the three year Painting Postgraduate course at the Royal Academy of Art, London (1989-92). Following her time at the RA, Calinescu remained in London working full time as an artist. In 2006, on her return from three months as Artist in Residence at the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation in Connecticut, she had the opportunity to take over Sean Scully’s former studio in Deptford London where she has continued to work until now. Having longed to live and work by the sea for some decades, Calinescu has recently purchased an old school in Margate and will be relocating her studio there later this year.




2016              Small is Beautiful, Flowers Cork Street, London
2015              Small is Beautiful, Flowers Cork Street, London
2012             The Original Print Show, Waterhouse and Dodd, London
2012             Scope BaselWaterhouse and Dodd, Basel, Switzerland
2011               Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, 2011, London
2010             Éigse, VISUAL, Carlow Arts Centre, Ireland
2009           Four Days Long, Centre for Recent Drawing), London
2009           Northern Print BiennaleLaing Art Gallery, Newcastle
2008           Edition 1, Centre for Recent Drawings (C4RD), London
2007           New Work, Delfina, London, Full Circle Art Consultancy
2007           Alex Calinescu, Fermynwoods Contemporary Art, Northamptonshire
2007           Centre for Recent Drawings (C4RD), London
2006          The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation Residency 2006 – New Work,  London
2006          International Artists II, Hillsboro Fine Art, Dublin, Ireland
2006          Back to Back, Artonomy Fine Art, Truro, Cornwall
2005          Frosted, Emma Hill, Eagle Gallery, London
2005          International Artists, Hillsboro Fine Art, Dublin, Ireland

2005         Éigse Carlow Arts Festival 2005, St Patricks College, Ireland

2005         Jerwood Drawing 2004, mac-Birmingham, EICH Gallery-Hull, The Lowry

2005         Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London
2004         The Jerwood Drawing Prize 2004, Jerwood Space- London, Cheltenham
2004         Line and Form, Stephen Lacey Gallery, London
2003         From Three LinesStephen Lacey Gallery, London
2002        Drawings for All, Gainsborough House, Suffolk
2002        Size Matters, Stephen Lacey Gallery, London

2002        Wall to WallMyerscough Gallery, London
2001         The Discerning EyeMall Galleries, London
2000       Art FuturesContemporary Art Society, Barbican, London
1998          The Sweden Centre, Tokyo
1998          The Blue Gallery
1997          The Sweden Centre, Tokyo
1997          British Art Now, Axis Gallery,, Gallery Aoyama, Sagacho Bis, Tokyo
1996          Davies and Tooth Fine Art, London
1995         The Royal Over-Seas League ExhibitionEdinburgh and London
1993         The London Group OpenBarbican Centre, London
1993         Imperial Cancer Research Contemporary Art Exhibition, Sotheby's
1992         Origin, South London Gallery       
1992          Bruton Street Gallery, London 
1992          Second Coming, South London Art Gallery     
1991           The Discerning EyeMall Galleries, London 
1991           Hearts of ArtSotheby's/Simon of Cyrene Trust  
1990         The London Group OpenGulbenkian Gallery, London
1990         Alex CalinescuJanus Avivson Gallery, London                               




2006        The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation , Connecticut, USA




2006      The Pollock-Krasner Foundation

1995/6   The Bayer Earth Art Award finalist
1992        The Vincent Harris Award 
1992/1     David Murray Travel Scholarship (selected by Sandra Blow)
1991          The Landseer Scholarship
1989         The Richard Ford Award
1989         The Aidan Threlfall Trust, Goldsmiths Company Bursary
1988         The Philip Connard Award



Landmark Space Limited
British Land

Aon plc

Albers Foundation
Bank of England
Royal Bank of Scotland

Wragge Lawrence Graham

Vincent Sykes

Cantillon Capital Management LLP


Private collections in the UK, Ireland, Japan, Switzerland and America