Zangmo Alexander Visual Artist

About Zangmo Alexander visual artist

I currently live in Suffolk UK, where I work from my studio overlooking fields and sheep. I hold a Masters Degree in Fine Art and have received awards for my Mindful Creativity project from Arts Council England and the Marianne Oberg Foundation for Spiritual Art. My work is in private and public collections in Europe and the US and I have been an invited speaker on art and spirituality on Channel 4 TV and at conferences. I have been awarded scholarships for studying meditation and art in the US and was a nun for seven years. 

CV

Ed­u­ca­tion, Pro­fes­sional Train­ing

  • Mas­ters De­gree Fine Art (Dis­tinc­tion), Nor­wich Uni­ver­sity of Arts

  • BA Hons Fine Art Paint­ing (2.1), commendation in Art History, Uni­ver­sity of Brighton

  • Diploma in Coach­ing (Dis­tinc­tion), UK Coach­ing Part­ner­ship

  • Post Grad­u­ate Cer­tifi­cate in Ed­u­ca­tion, Uni­ver­sity of Cam­bridge
    (fully qualified art and photography teacher)

  • 7307 Fur­ther & Adult Teach­ing Cer­tifi­cate, Uni­ver­sity of Brighton

  • 8 week Mind­ful­ness Based Cog­ni­tive Ther­apy, Uni­ver­sity of Ban­gor

  • Mahamudra Med­i­ta­tion Courses/Retreats in Ti­betan Buddhist Kagyu Tra­di­tion

  • Dharma and Art courses, Barre Center for Buddhist Studies, USA

Ex­hi­bi­tions

  • Transference, Halesworth Gallery, Suffolk

  • The Strip­per, (Col­lab­o­ra­tion with Pema Clark), Uni­ver­sity of East An­glia

  • Lu­mino­grams: Cam­era-less Pho­tog­ra­phy by Zangmo Alexan­der, Beyond the Image Photographers Gallery

  • Work in Progress, Meet­ing House, Diss

  • Bud­dha Mind - Cre­ative Mind, Institute of Oriental Philosophy, Taplow Court

  • MFA Show, Fine Art, Norwich University of the Arts

  • Faith and the Arts Mul­ti­faith Art Ex­hi­bi­tion, Birmingham, Arts Council England

  • ‘Jour­neys’, Paint­ings and Prints, Harleston Gallery

  • ‘Lo­tus in Flower’, Cambridge

  • ‘Lyri­cal Ab­strac­tion’, Michaelhouse Gallery, Cam­bridge

  • John Innes Cen­tre, University of East Anglia, Norwich

  • Paintings by Zangmo Alexander, Hor­sham Arts Cen­tre

  • Norfolk and Norwich Open Studios

  • Suffolk Open Studio

  • Brighton Art Fair, Corn Hall, Brighton

  • Fresh Art Fair, Business Design Centre, Lon­don

  • BA Fine Art Show, Brighton School of Art, University of Brighton Art Gallery

  • Brighton Li­brary

  • Brighton Cen­tre

  • Bond Street Gallery

  • East­bourne Li­brary

  • Fox’s Gallery, Lon­don

  • The Ar­t­house, Leeds

 

Awards, Scholarships, Residencies

  • Barre Centre for Buddhist Studies Scholarship for Dharma and Art course, Massachusetts USA

  • Arts Council England Award

  • MOFSA project development grant

  • MOFSA travel grant UK to USA

  • Barre Centre for Buddhist Studies Scholarship for two residencies, USA

  • DEFRA award for website design, equipment purchase

  • South Norfolk Council award for business development

  • Norfolk Visual Art Fund Award for community art workshop development​​

 

In­vited Speaker and Pa­pers

  • 4Thought, Chan­nel 4 Television Broadcast: Can Art Make You Be­lieve? talk

  • Bud­dha Mind - Cre­ative Mind Con­fer­ence:  Art and Meditation Practice talk

  • Bud­dhism and the Arts, commissioned paper for arts organisations on the re­la­tion­ship be­tween Art and Bud­dhism for Arts Coun­cil England

Publication

  • Alexander, L., (2009), Women’s Wisdom: Natural Wellness Strategies for the Menopause Years (Findhorn)

  • Collins, Mick, (2014), The Unselfish Spirit: Human Evolution in a Time of Global Crisis, Hampshire: Permanent Publications

  • March 2020, Leaping Clear online journal, 
    https://www.leapingclear.org/zangmo-alexander-video

 

Work in Col­lec­tions, Residencies

  • Dharma and Art Course, two residencies, Barre Centre for Buddhist Studies, USA

  • ​Imperial Health Charity Art Collection

  • Pri­vate Col­lec­tions USA and Eu­rope

  • Artist in Residence, Michelham Priory, Sussex

Teaching and Mindful Creativity Coaching

  • Mindful Creativity Coach, pri­vate prac­tice

  • Meditation Teacher, private practice

  • Vis­it­ing Lec­turer in Paint­ing, Brighton Uni­ver­sity at East­bourne Col­lege of Art and Technology

  • Cre­ative Stud­ies Lec­turer, East­bourne Col­lege of Art and Technology

  • Art Cer­tifi­cate Lec­turer, Brighton Uni­ver­sity

  • Art and Photography Teacher, one-to-one and group, private practice and schools

  • GCSE and A Level Art and Pho­tog­ra­phy Tu­tor, private practice

  • Director of Full Moon Images, publishing art prints

  • Director of Rainbow Arts, offering Art, Craft and Pho­tog­ra­phy for hard to reach mem­bers of the com­mu­nity, the el­derly, men­tal health, so­cial ser­vices staff, women's groups, chil­dren's hol­i­day work­shops

  • Fa­cil­i­ta­tor of women's art groups for self aware­ness, per­sonal de­vel­op­ment, self ex­pres­sion and stress man­age­ment

  • Re­spon­si­bil­ity for en­tire Art and De­sign Tech­nol­ogy Cur­ricu­lum, pri­mary school Nor­folk​

Per­sonal De­vel­op­ment | CPD

  • Back to Be­gin­nings, Tara Rokpa

  • Bioen­er­get­ics Ther­apy, Brighton

  • Spir­i­tual Psy­chother­apy, Tun­bridge Wells

  • Per­sonal Jungian Art Ther­apy and Psy­chother­apy

  • Reg­u­lar med­i­ta­tion courses, group and solo meditation re­treats 

  • 2007-2014: Or­di­na­tion as a nun in the Ti­betan Bud­dhist tra­di­tion

  • Art and meditation short courses

  • 3 x Clown and Fool workshops