Alexia Sinclair is an award winning Australian photographic and digital artist. Her photographic and illustrative artworks are housed in important art collections throughout Australia. An exhibiting artist since the early 90’s, Sinclair’s distinct style is highly celebrated.
Born in Newcastle in 1976, Sinclair spent the first ten years of her life living in the city by the ocean before moving into a broken down antique Courthouse in the countryside of the Hunter Valley. Lovingly restoring it, the Sinclair’s opened a spectacular European restaurant within its cells. Growing up in a kitchen was to see Sinclair cook for many years to support her devoted love of art making, culminating in a season cooking in the Greek Islands. Her life loves have always been creatively based. Dancing as a ballerina from a young age has heavily influenced the performance aspect of her art making where role-play is ever-present.
Sinclair moved to Sydney at the age of eighteen to study Fine Arts at the ‘National Art School’. This was only the beginning of Sinclair’s tertiary education. Completing her studies at NAS, she then went on the complete a BFA (Hons I) and MFA from the University of Newcastle. Sinclair has exhibited her art in numerous exhibitions throughout Australia, including being an exhibiting finalist in the ‘National Portrait Prize’ (Archibald) at the Art Gallery of NSW.