Alexandrya Eaton

ARTIST PROFILE

Alexandrya Eaton has had more than thirty solo exhibitions of her work; her paintings hang in numerous private and public collections across Canada, the United States, Europe, Bermuda and Jamaica.

Early in her career, Eaton was invited to participate in the “Symposium de la Jeune Peinture au Canada”, in Baie- Saint-Paul, Quebec. The youngest of fifteen international artists, her large twenty-foot painting then traveled to the exhibition, TERRE-TERRE, at the Museum of the Americas, in Washington, D.C.

Over the years, Eaton’s paintings have been included in several important group exhibitions, such as: Anecdotes and Enigmas, curated by Hermenegilde Chiasson; and BLISS, curated by Shauna McCabe. BLISS combined the work of four international artists exploring the image and idea of flowers and flowering, and its relationship to the poetic, questioning modern perceptions of beauty.

In 2012, Alexandrya was invited to participate in HOT POP SOUP: Neo-Pop Trends in Contemporary New Brunswick Art, a group exhibition at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery. Curator, Terry Graff, brought together the work of ten New Brunswick artists working within the realm and influence of Pop Art. Eaton’s resulting work, “Superhero Warehouse”, confirmed themes in her work, an ongoing series titled “Busy Woman”, a modern interpretation on the idea of an everyday superwoman.

Her recent collection of work, "Becoming", inspired by her grandmother and incorporating both painting and rug hooking, resulted in a large body of work and a solo traveling exhibition which was shown at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery in 2018, Sunbury Shores Arts and Nature Centre in 2019, and will travel to the Saint John Arts Centre in 2021.

Eaton’s work has been purchased by: the New Brunswick Art Bank; RBC Dominion Securities; Aliant Telecom; Nesbitt Burns; NB Power; Purdy’s Wharf Inc.; the UNB Art Centre; Toronto Dominion Bank; Atlantic Lottery Corporation; Centre d’Art de Baie-Saint-Paul; and the Masterworks Foundation Bermuda, among many other public and corporate collections.

Family Ties - an article about Alexandrya Eaton's most recent project is featured in the 2017 Spring "Billie" publication by Christina Thomson

Alexandrya Eaton, CV

Some words from collectors who love Alexandrya's work:

“Drya's large canvas is the smartest purchase we've ever made for our home. It is the centrepiece of our living room and it brightens the space to this day.”

“I'm always astounded at how she seems to paint these bouquets almost simplistically, and yet they are so full of energy. I just wish I had more walls so I could get more of them!”

“I am drawn to the dramatic vibrancy and the large scale of her work. It is the piece that is always commented upon by our guests. One cannot help but be uplifted when you catch sight of a piece that fills a space with such warmth, vibrant colour, strength and fun. It is in a very central location in our home that we all walk by many, many times a day and I'm sure its energy impacts us in a positive way. I notice our children like to bring their toys to play there... unconsciously drawn to the backdrop Drya's flowers give to their imaginary worlds perhaps. Truthfully, it makes me smile every time I see it. “

“There's no mistaking an Eaton painting, her style is truly unique.”