Born and raised in New York City, Alexandra Rowley is an 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 commercial clients include countless design firms, WW, Tate’s Bake Shop, Levi’s, Land’s End, NYC & Company, Kinder Modern, Target, Waterworks, PHLUR and Berte, while her editorial work has been commissioned by publications including Architectural Digest, Elle Decor, House Beautiful, Food & Wine, Oprah, HGTV, Real Simple, Time, Inc. and Curio.
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 her personal artwork, 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. Her work tells engaging stories—of people, of places, of things—with nuance and lyricism. She possesses an unrelenting curiosity and has a deep respect for creative work and process, all of which is reflected in the projects she takes on. For high-level commercial collaborations, she often acts as conceptual creative, bringing a thoughtful approach and unique perspective to every project, assembling teams of top creatives 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-flled studio in Long Island City where she often works when not on location. She is on the faculty at the International Center of Photography, a founding member of the women's photography collaborative, The Luupe, and is a longtime member of the Female Design Council. A strong believer in the importance of using one's gifts in the service of one's vision and values, she 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) since 2013, and served on the NY Advisory Council of the National Democratic Institute from 2017-2019. Alexandra lives with her husband, writer and editor Stephen Wallis, and their son in Manhattan.
Portrait by Kristin Gladney.