Alexander Farrell
*****2018 Somerville Open Studios May 5+6****
My studio will be open at Vernon Street Studios

Studio #10

New Work

Boston Drawing Project at Carroll and Sons Gallery!!!
I have been selected into the Flat Files at Carroll and Sons gallery here in Boston!
Check out my work in person @ 450 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 02118
Under the Links tab I included a link to their website where you can preview my work and all of the other great artists included in the Boston Drawing Project.
Destined to Fail/Destined for sale
Artist Sells Pies as Art Installation, Beverly, MA

May 16, 2011 - The Montserrat College of Art Galleries is pleased to present Alexander Farrell’s Frame 301 installation, Destined to fail/Destined for sale, curated by Lydia Gordon. Inspired by the Housing Crises, Farrell converts the Frame 301 window into a platform for selling pies. Artist-made pastries are displayed like real estate items in an attempt to break down societal issues, engage viewers, and encourage conversation.

Through the installation of joint building materials and food objects, the artists challenges the root of the Housing Crises. Relying greatly on the material’s ability to resonate and connect with itself, Farrell uses jagged wood pieces, for-sale pies, and a site-specific installation method to investigate the cause and effect of the “housing bubble”. A sculptural mass of wood and hardware lines Frame 301’s back wall, enhancing the viewer’s looking experience with Destined to fail/Destined for sale’s three-dimensional composition. Considering the pie’s association with precious traditionalism and Americana, experiencing them as commercial commodities triggers an uncanny, emotional response, correlating with the exploitation and suffering of those affected by losing their homes. Through the engagement with the art piece, viewers are able to acknowledge the complex issues on a smaller scale. By reducing the housing bubble to representational objects, Destined to fail/Destined for sale expresses the dynamics between politicians, financiers, and consumers.

Alexander Farrell is a Boston based artist working in multiple mediums. His portfolio includes paintings, drawings, and sculpture. As an abstract artist, Alexander works with found objects in works on paper and three-dimensional sculptural pieces. The artist earned his BFA in Architecture at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 2008. Farrell has been awarded a grant from the Vermont Studio Center (Johnson, VT) and is included in the upcoming exhibition, Flourish: Alumni Works on Paper at Bakalar and Paine Galleries, Massachusetts College of Art and Design (Boston, MA).

Where: Montserrat College of Art, Frame 301, 301 Cabot Street, Beverly, MA
Exhibit Dates: May 16, 2011 – June 13, 2011
Hours: 24/7
For more information about the exhibit, please contact Lydia Gordon, Frame 301 Project Manager at or visit us at
Events hotline: 978.921.4242 Option 3
Somerville Open Studios
Hi everyone I am taking part in Somerville open studios
April 30 and May 1 from noon to 6pm.

You can view artist listings, profiles, images, and map locations on their website at

My studio will be included on the map so be sure to pick one up a brochure that day.

Look forward to seeing you,
I just moved into a new studio in Somerville MA with fellow artist Andrea Newland
Opening in May

I'm very excited to be showing locally!

with artist Bina Altera!

Meet-the-Artist reception Sat. May1st, 5-8

First Thursday's Art Walk: May 6th, 6-8

McCormick and Scanlan Real Estate
68 South st. JP

by appointment contact:

Thursday February 4th

1281 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02139-1338
I am pleased to announce that Bukowski's Tavern in Inman Square Cambridge will be showing my work in February 2010! You will also be pleased with the vast selection of beer. Sounds like a good time doesn't it?
Come back for more information in regards to the opening, until then
Cao amigos!
november 6 2009_

Just posted some drawings of mine...enjoy
november 4, 2009_

Welcome all!
I have a website!