Alex Xerri (born 1993) is a painter/ceramicist living and working in Sydney. She has completed a Bachelor of Fine Art majoring in painting at the National Art School and is currently completing a Masters of Fine Art at National Art School, majoring in painting. Xerri’s paintings and ceramics are playful and rough but draw on extensive research in unusual landscapes and natural history museums. She has traversed Arctic landscapes, volcanoes and glaciers armed with a plastic toy film camera, a deck of paper and a fistful of kids’ textas, documenting strange and improbable landforms. Skeletons and dinosaur fossils sketched in natural history museums, bad (and good) nature documentaries, classic dinosaur documentaries, retro sneaker commercials and gritty 1990s cartoons are all mined for their imagery and unique aesthetic sensibilities. The resulting works are tales of arguing mountains, diamond pythons merging with houses and cars, and an intrepid palaeontologist in unknown lands. Xerri has exhibited in a number of exhibitions since 2016, including at Carriageworks and Alaska Projects in Sydney, as well as internationally in Nottingham, England and in the United States of America in Seattle and New York City.
Alex Xerri is represented by Saint Cloche Gallery, Sydney.