Alexander Kori Girard

Full of colorful markings and organic forms, Alexander Kori Girard canvases resemble tableaux vivants—a genre of scene painting that features still figures. The artist’s work frequently responds to the devastating impact humans have on our planet, reminding viewers to shake their dependence on electronic devices and go outside and observe the world. Girard’s process explores how psilocybin, ayahuasca and other forms of plant medicine can inform creativity over time.


Alexander Kori Girard was born in Santa Fe, New Mexico in 1979. The artist graduated from the School of Visual Arts in New York City in 2001, receiving degrees in both graphic design and illustration.

Solo exhibitions of Girard’s work have taken place at Johansson Projects in Oakland, California and Curator’s Cube in Tokyo, Japan.

Group exhibitions that have shown Girard’s work have taken place at: Gallery 16 in San Francisco, California (2020); Ace Hotel Gallery in Kyoto, Japan (2020); the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive in Berkeley, California (2020 and 2015); Kopeikin Gallery in Los Angeles, California (2017); Vice Gallery in Mexico City, Mexico (2011); MoCA in Los Angeles, California (2011); Triple Base Gallery in San Francisco, California (2010); Jack Hanley Gallery in San Francisco, California (2009); and Southern Exposure in San Francisco, California (2009). 

Girard’s work is held in the public collections of: the Berkeley Art Museum in Berkeley California; the Collection of the US Embassy in Maputo, Mozambique; and the Ace Hotel Kyoto in Japan; as well as numerous private collections.

Girard lives and works in Berkeley, California.