The work of Alexandra Phillips occupies the nexus of art and anthropology, that is the place where social reflection is expressed through analysis and aesthetics. A former courtroom illustrator for two major television networks the artist holds graduate degrees in Sculpture and Sociocultural Anthropology from the University of Washington. Her research in Anthropology explored the appropriation of Native American spiritual practices by the New Age movement and the relation between art and social change.
Phillips's work has been viewed on CBC, CTV, and CBS, and widely exhibited across Canada and the United States. A recipient of both Canada Council and BC Arts Council grants, Phillips has received numerous awards including the Collector's Award from the International Sculpture Competition in Colorado, First Place in the nationally juried exhibition: “Left, Right, and Centre” at the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, and a Juror's Merit Award from Lisa Phillips, curator of the Whitney Biennale, at the New American Talent Exhibition in Austin, Texas. She is represented by the Drawing Centre in New York City.