Alex Waggoner is originally from Gastonia, North Carolina. She attended Savannah College of Art and Design where the seeds were planted for a special love for the coastal Southeast. She graduated with a BFA in Painting and Printmaking in 2012. After graduation, Alex lived in Charleston, South Carolina for eight years and fell even more in love with the Lowcountry.
A few notable achievements have been a residency in 2014 at Artpace in Raleigh, North Carolina and a residency at the Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston in 2018. Alex was also included in New American Paintings No. 118 in 2015, and was awarded Best in Show at the 2017 Piccolo Spoleto Juried Art Exhibition. In 2019, she moved to Atlanta, Georgia with her boyfriend Chris and their two gray, spotted dogs Bishop and Midas. She is currently a studio artist at MINT.
Alex's paintings are based on the traditional Southern urban landscapes and architecture that surrounds her. She typically employs a dreamy color palette she developed during her years living in Charleston. Through the exploration of architectural individuality around her, Alex aims to encourage thoughtful dialogue concerning architectural historical significance, forgotten spaces, the in-between, and the impact of gentrification. Since moving to Atlanta, Alex has been studying the rich history of the city and the integral role of architecture in its story.Shop Alex Waggoner