Peter Alexander (b. 1939), began working as an architect, and rose to prominence in the 1960's as a member of the "Light and Space" artistic movement in southern California. He is best known for his translucent resin sculptures from the 1960's and 1970's. He has also produced paintings, including a series that depicts luminous aerial views of the city lights stretching across the Los Angeles basin. He also was commissioned to paint a large mural for the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. The artist has participated in many artist residencies between 1971-2004, including California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, CA; The Centrum Foundation, Washington, DC; Sarabhai Foundation in Ahmedabad, India; and California State University, Long Beach, CA.
He studied at the University of Pennsylvania (1957–1960); the Architectural Association in London, England (1960–1962); the University of California, Berkeley (1962–1963); the University of Southern California (1963–1964); and the University of California, Los Angeles (BA '65, MFA '66). He has had multiple solo and group exhibitions and his work is in collections, galleries, and museums worldwide.
The artist currently lives and works in Santa Monica, California.