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Alexandra Peterken is an artist and illustrator based in East London.

Alexandra Peterken, born in 1996, is an artist originally from the North-East of the UK. Currently based in London, she specialises in mixed media techniques, creating layers and textures in her paintings. Her creative process begins with rough sketches that evolve into painted works, usually on paper or canvas.  

With a strong environmental ethos, Alex incorporates sustainability into her art. She repurposes materials and objects to minimise waste and plants a tree for each artwork sold in collaboration with the non-profit organisation One Tree Planted

Her work draws inspiration from everyday life - based on thoughts from current conversations with peers, moments that spark inner joy, and highlighting the ironies of today's world. Alex subtly weaves details into her pieces, touching on important themes to her such as the environment, feminism, and well-being. 

While Alex graduated from Northumbria University with a degree in Fashion Design & Marketing in 2018, she transitioned into a career as an artist. She continues to draw on her educational background through tactility and colour, incorporating influences and techniques from her studies.  

Alex has showcased her work in solo and group exhibitions in London and continues to develop her art practice whilst building her portfolio.

Get in touch with questions, commissions, and collaborations via or through the Contact form. 

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Graduated Northumbria University BA (Hons)
Fashion Design & Marketing, 2018

Previous Wholesale: 
Community Larder, Highams Park  

Biba & Wren (Solo Exhibition) September 2023
Plastic Free July Exhibition in collaboration with Ellipse Design Studio x Blackhorse Mills (Group Exhibition) July 2022
Vinoramica (Solo Exhibition) June 2022
Humphry’s Café (Solo Exhibition) March 2022

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