News • July 17, 2018

Acclaimed local artist to pursue dual major at CBU

El Vint by Audrey Alexander

Audrey Alexander’s hyperrealism portrait “Eli Vint” won the 41st District Congressional Art Competition in April 2018. Photo courtesy of The Press-Enterprise.

Audrey AlexanderRiverside, Calf. (July 17, 2018) – Audrey Alexander, a Riverside native, is only 18 years old but she is already making a name for herself through her hyperrealism portraits. In April of 2018, Alexander was chosen as one of “Riverside’s Top 25 Most Remarkable Teens” by the Riverside Youth Council, a program of the city of Riverside.

The award follows consecutive first-place finishes in The Press-Enterprise Riverside County High School Art Show competition.

Additionally, her 2018 portrait titled “Eli Vint” earned Alexander first place for the 2018 41st District Congressional Art Competition. With the top finish, her work will be displayed for one year in the Cannon Tunnel, a pedestrian tunnel system under Capitol Hill that allows members of Congress to travel securely underground.

Alexander will be double majoring in art and biology at CBU come fall. She is a recent graduate of Woodcrest Christian High School.

She said coming to CBU will allow her to combine her interests.

For her, art is a pursuit of God’s perfection.

“I love the beauty of realistic art. I’ll never achieve perfection because the things God originally created were perfect,” Alexander explained in an online interview with her high school. “Every 2D painting is trying to get as close as you can to God’s 3D work. I’m inspired also by nature, people and the beauty around me.”

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