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Alex Prager

American, b. 1979

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Alex Prager

American, b. 1979

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Biography

Taking aesthetic cues from film, fashion photography, pulp fiction, and her native city of Los Angeles, Alex Prager produces Technicolor photographs with dark, unsettling undercurrents. “I find my inspiration in the city of Los Angeles,” she explains. “It’s a strange picture of perfection—but there is an eerie monotony that creeps in. It can slowly drive a person crazy, that sense of unease under the surface of all this beauty and promise.” Populated by seductively stylized women, Prager’s photographs resemble vintage Hollywood movie stills. She constructs ambiguous scenes weighted with the uneasy expectation of impending danger. References to the films of Alfred Hitchcock and David Lynch and the photographs of Cindy Sherman and Gregory Crewdson abound in her work.

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National Gallery of Victoria
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The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
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Biography

Taking aesthetic cues from film, fashion photography, pulp fiction, and her native city of Los Angeles, Alex Prager produces Technicolor photographs with dark, unsettling undercurrents. “I find my inspiration in the city of Los Angeles,” she explains. “It’s a strange picture of perfection—but there is an eerie monotony that creeps in. It can slowly drive a person crazy, that sense of unease under the surface of all this beauty and promise.” Populated by seductively stylized women, Prager’s photographs resemble vintage Hollywood movie stills. She constructs ambiguous scenes weighted with the uneasy expectation of impending danger. References to the films of Alfred Hitchcock and David Lynch and the photographs of Cindy Sherman and Gregory Crewdson abound in her work.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Blue chip status
Blue chip representation
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
User
Solo show at a major institution
National Gallery of Victoria
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 2 more
Articles Featuring Alex Prager
6 Must-See Gallery Shows in New York This Fall
Sep 25th, 2019
6 Must-See Gallery Shows in New York This Fall
Pulling Back the Curtain on Alex Prager’s Mysterious, Cinematic Imagery
Sep 28th, 2018
Pulling Back the Curtain on Alex Prager’s Mysterious, Cinematic Imagery
Do Artists Feel Stage Fright? One Artist Dares Gallery-Goers to Step into Her Shoes
Sep 3rd, 2016
Do Artists Feel Stage Fright? One Artist Dares Gallery-Goers to Step into Her Shoes
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Jun 17th, 2014
10 Trending Booths at Art Basel 2014
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