A native of Chicago, Alex Bauwens (b. 1988) has been committed to art and animals for as long as she can remember. Her early artistic training began at the Art Institute of Chicago, the Palette and Chisel, and the American Academy of Art.

She later studied classical oil painting techniques and refined her anatomical studies under professors, David Jamieson and Melinda Whitmore at Vitruvian Fine Art Atelier. This four year intensive study was followed by an apprenticeship with world renowned oil painter, Scott Tallman Powers.

Alex’s creativity expands past the art studio and into the outdoors, where she rides horses and creates viral content that has been featured on Instagram’s main page (over 11M views), the cover of Horse and Rider Magazine (fall 2019), and the Chive.

In 2018, Bauwens was awarded the Fine Art Connoisseur Award in the largest and most prestigious International Art Competition in the World; The Art Renewal Center Salon Competition. Her work has been published in The Art Renewal Center Book, Art Horse Equus, Images Magazine, Fine Art Connoisseur, and The International Artist’s Magazine.

Most recently her work was exhibited at the Salmagundi Club in New York City and Sotheby’s in LA. Bauwens’ work is currently on exhibit at the MEAM Museum in Barcelona, Spain.