Alexis Rockman (b. 1962, New York, NY) has depicted a darkly surreal vision of the collision between civilization and nature – often apocalyptic scenarios on a monumental scale – for over three decades. Notable solo museum exhibitions include Alexis Rockman: Manifest Destiny at the Brooklyn Museum (2004), which traveled to several institutions including the Wexner Center for the Arts (2004) and the Rhode Island School of Design (2005). In 2010, the Smithsonian American Art Museum organized Alexis Rockman: A Fable for Tomorrow, a major touring survey of his paintings and works on paper. Concurrent with Rockman’s 2013 exhibition at Sperone Westwater, the Drawing Center mounted Drawings from Life of Pi, featuring the artist’s collaboration with Ang Lee on the award-winning film Life of Pi. His series of 76 New Mexico Field Drawings was included in Future Shock at SITE Santa Fe (2017-18). Alexis Rockman: The Great Lakes Cycle, a major touring exhibition of large-scale paintings and watercolors, as well as Field Drawings, of the Great Lakes was organized by the Grand Rapids Art Museum and opened in January of 2018. It was on view at the Haggerty Museum of Art at Marquette University until May 19th, 2019. Its tour to other institutions in the Great Lakes region includes the Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland; The Chicago Cultural Center; The Weisman Art Museum and the Flint Institute of Arts. Rockman’s work is represented in the collections of the Baltimore Museum of Art; Brooklyn Museum; Grand Rapids Art Museum; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; New Orleans Museum of Art; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Smithsonian American Art Museum; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; and Whitney Museum of American Art. He first exhibited with Tripoli Gallery in the 15th Annual Thanksgiving Collective in 2019. Rockman lives and works in New York.

Hawaii, 2020

Hawaii, 2020

Oil and wax on wood
42 x 70 inches
(106.7 x 177.8 cm)

Hawaii, 2020

Hawaii, 2020

Ink and acrylic on paper
18 x 24 inches
(45.7 x 61 cm)

The Nuestra Señora de Atocha, 2018

The Nuestra Señora de Atocha, 2018

oil on wood
48 x 40 inches
(121.9 x 101.6 cm)

The Fate Rebel of the Flag, 2019

The Fate Rebel of the Flag, 2019

oil on Dibond
18 x 24 inches
(45.7 x 61 cm)