Born and raised in New York City, Alexandra Rowley is a published poet and award-winning artist, photographer/director and creative curator whose work has been exhibited internationally in solo and group shows at galleries as well as art foundations. Her work tells engaging stories—of people, of places, of things—with nuance and lyricism. Alexandra's commercial clients include countless design firms, ad agencies and celebrated brands.
With a background in blue-chip art consultancy and curation, Alexandra acts as a creative guide for many clients, helping to shape visions beyond the edges of the frame. Whether working on a complex and conceptual ad campaign, her personal artwork for exhibition, the portrait of an accomplished visionary, a cookbook with international distribution, an interior for an editorial client or architect, or product for a celebrated consumer brand, Alexandra brings a powerful, sophisticated sense of humanity to her work.
For high-level commercial collaborations, she acts as conceptual co-creative, bringing a thoughtful approach and unique perspective to every project, assembling teams of top collaborators and curating as needed from her vast network of relationships to envision and execute concept with both intellect and skill. Deeply knowledgeable about the history and technical aspects of photography, film, art and design, Alexandra has a light-filled studio in Long Island City where she often works when not on location.
Alexandra actively leverages her skills in the service of her vision and values: She has photographed pro-bono for Everytown for Gun Safety's "Wear Orange" campaign, served on the board of the Humane Society of New York from 2004-2022, has volunteered her creativity to help the CCHP/Early Childhood Development Center (ECDC) at NYC's Metropolitan Hospital since 2013, and served on the NY Advisory Council of the National Democratic Institute from 2017-2019. She is on the faculty at the International Center of Photography, is a founding member of the women's photography collaborative, The Luupe, and is a longtime member of the Female Design Council.
Alexandra lives with her husband, writer and editor, Stephen Wallis, and their son in Manhattan. If you like to run, come join her and her son for the annual God's Love We Deliver fundraiser, "Race To Deliver," in New York's Central Park.
Portrait by Kristin Gladney.