Keanu Reeves' girlfriend Alexandra Grant is an artist in her own right and doesn't need the star for identity
Through her art, Grant challenges the norms of art and her work has been displayed all around the globe
Alexandra Grant made headlines when Keanu Reeves was clicked holding hands with her on the red carpet at the LACMA Art and Film Gala in 2019. Grant made the illustrations for Reeves' books 'Ode to Happiness' and 'Shadows' and the professional collaborations led to a personal one.
'Bride of the Chuck' actress Jennifer Tilly also hinted in an interview to Page Six that the couple has been dating for years before being seen together.
Prior to the news, Grant was not very well known though she has been working with the 'John Wick' actor for quite some time. In an interview with Vogue, she talks about her love with Reeves and the sudden limelight that comes with being seen with him. She sheds some light on the reaction she received after she and Keanu Reeves went public and said that every person she knows reached out to her asking about the relationship.
Ok, but Who is Alexandra Grant? From what we know, she is more than just 'The Matrix' star's girlfriend.
Alexandra Grant, born in 1973, is a visual artist and her work spans over paintings, drawings, films, photography, sculptures. She also examines language and written texts through paintings. She probes ideas of translations, identity, dis/location, and social responsibility that leads her to think of questions trying to defy the norms such as 'How do the languages we speak and the images that we see form how we think and exchange ideas?' and 'How can artist and writers work to create and influence culture in an increasingly technology-driven world?'.
Grant had her first solo exhibition in 2007 at the Museum of Contemporary Art, LA. Since then, she has had her work displayed in several galleries across the globe and two museums in Los Angeles. Her work has been written about in the Los Angeles Times, White Hot Magazine, Frieze, Art in America and Artforum amongst others.
She has also been awarded the COLA individual artist fellowship and The Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant. In her website, she wrote about her collaborations with other artists, authors, writers, philosophers like Channing Hansen, Michael Joyce among others.
Alexandra is also the co-founder of a publishing company called X Artists' Book launched in 2017, alongside Keanu Reeves and Jessica Fleischmann. She has collaborated with Eve Wood, Diane di Prima among others online and in bookstores throughout New York, Los Angeles, and Paris.
According to her official website, Alexandra is a creator of the grantLOVE project that helps raise funds for art-based non-profits including Heart of Los Angeles, Project Angel Food and LAXART.