PROFESSOR OF CERAMICSalexart@uab.edu Office // Humanities Building 104B 205.934.8568
James Rodger Alexander, earned his MFA from Louisiana State University, an M.Arch in Architecture and Urban Design from Cornell University and a B.Arch in Architecture from Cornell University.
Trained as both an architect and as a sculptor, James Rodger Alexander has consistently utilized form to articulate and delineate space rather than simply define the sculptural object. The conceptual framework of his sculptural thinking is architectural in nature, involving the reconsideration and assemblage of existing materials and manufactured parts into formal structures, which modulate, activate, capture, and contain space.
Alexander's work has been widely exhibited at various venues, and he has curated exhibitions and published works about architectural terra cotta, vernacular architecture, and the use of public posters as political propaganda.
Alexander has received grant support from the Alabama State Council on the Arts, the Alabama Humanities Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts as well as support from Faculty Research Grants and the Provost Research Grant program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.