Alexandra Grant was born in 1973and from Fairview Park, Ohio U.S. She is an American Jewish artist based in Los Angeles and uses language and exchanges with writers as a source for imagery in sculpture, painting, drawing, and video.
John Wick actor, 55, has made a very public statement of the seriousness of his relationship with Alexandra Grant, 46. this couple attended the 2019 LACMA Art + Film Gala presented by Gucci at LACMA in LA.
Keanu and Alexandra have known each other for several years and first worked together on his book Ode to Happiness in 2011. In 2016, they worked together on Keanu‘s book Shadows before co-founding publishing house X Artists’ Books. According to JustJared.
Alexandra Grant is a Los Angeles-based artist who through an exploration of the use of text and language in various media—painting, drawing, sculpture, film, and photography—probes ideas of translation, identity, dis/location, and social responsibility.
She completed her education from Swarthmore College with a BA in history and studio art. In 2000, Grant graduated from San Francisco’s California College of the Arts with an MFA in drawing and painting.
In 2007, she had her first solo exhibition at a museum which was organized by curator Alma Ruiz, at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA). Moreover, Grant is known as a ‘radical collaborator’ – the longest of her exchanges being with the pioneering writer of hypertext fiction, Michael Joyce.
Grant paintings and sculpture based on Joyce’s texts and have been the subject of at least three series: the Ladder Quartet (shown at MOCA in 2007), the Six Portals (shown at Honor Fraser gallery in 2008), and Bodies (shown at Honor Fraser gallery in 2010).
In 2013, Grant collaborated on twin series of exhibitions with Cixous and she began showing works from her “Century of the Self” works, first at USC’s Fisher Museum in 2013’s “Drawn to Language, at Lora Reynold’s Gallery in Austin, TX in 2014. Then, in 2015 at the exhibition “We Must Risk Delight: 20 Artists from Los Angeles” at the Venice Biennial and in a two-person exhibition with Steve Roden at the Pasadena Museum of California Art “These Carnations Defy Language.” These works are inspired by the documentary film “Century of the Self” by BBC documentarian Adam Curtis.
Apart from this Grant directed a documentary film called Taking Lena Home. The film was about returning a stolen tombstone to rural Nebraska in 2015. Grant published Ode to Happiness book in 2011 and collaborated with Keanu Reeves. Later, she and Reeves reunited for their second collaboration, Shadows, a book and suite of photographic images printed by Steidl in Germany.
According to her Website, Grant is the creator of the grantLOVE project, which has raised funds for arts-based non-profits including; Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA), Project Angel Food, Art of Elysium, 18th Street Arts Center, and LAXART.
In 2017, Grant cofounded X Artists’ Books, a publishing house for artist-centered books. Publications have included collaborations with Diane di Prima, George Herms, and Eve Wood, among others, and are available online and in bookstores throughout Los Angeles, New York, and Paris.
Estimated Net Worth of her is $780K USD as of 2019.