Zangmo Alexander

Location: Currently in North Suffolk, relocating to London

Zangmo Alexander is a contemporary visual artist using drawing, digital film, camera-less photography, digital photography and mixed media painting to make visible her journey exploring mind, self, identity and spirituality.

A traumatic childhood, and a thirst to explore existential questions has led Zangmo Alexander on a personal journey from psychotherapy and art therapy into Buddhist meditation and contemplation. Her work, while informed by this journey, has a timeless quality which goes beyond the personal.

Ed­u­ca­tion and Pro­fes­sional Train­ing

2007: Mas­ters De­gree Fine Art (Dis­tinc­tion), Nor­wich Uni­ver­sity of Arts
1991: BA Hons Fine Art Paint­ing (2.1), Brighton Uni­ver­sity
2011: Diploma in Coach­ing (Dis­tinc­tion), UK Coach­ing Part­ner­ship
1998: Post Grad­u­ate Cer­tifi­cate in Ed­u­ca­tion, Uni­ver­sity of Cam­bridge (full qualified teacher status)
1987: 7307 Fur­ther & Adult Teach­ing Cer­tifi­cate, Brighton Uni­ver­sity
2007: 8 week Mind­ful­ness Based Cog­ni­tive Ther­apy, Uni­ver­sity of Ban­gor
1993-present: Med­i­ta­tion Courses in Ti­betan Tra­di­tion


2013: The Strip­per, (Col­lab­o­ra­tion with Pema Clark), Uni­ver­sity of East An­glia
2013: Lu­mino­grams: Cam­era-less Pho­tog­ra­phy by Zangmo Alexan­der,
Be­yond the Im­age Pho­tog­ra­phers Gallery
2012: Work in Progress, Meet­ing House, Diss
2009: Bud­dha Mind - Cre­ative Mind, Institute of Oriental Philosophy
2007: MA Show, Fine Art, Norwich University of the Arts
2006: Faith and the Art Mul­ti­faith Art Ex­hi­bi­tion, Arts Council England
2006: ‘Jour­neys’, Paint­ings and Prints, Harleston
2006: ‘Lo­tus in Flower’, Cambridge
2005: ‘Lyri­cal Ab­strac­tion’, Cam­bridge
2001: Open Stu­dios Nor­folk
1998: John Innes Cen­tre, Norwich
1996: Norfolk Open Studios
1994: Brighton Art Fair
1992: Hor­sham Arts Cen­tre
1991: Fresh Art Fair, Business Design Centre, Lon­don
1991: BA Fine Art Show
1989: University of Brighton Art Gallery
1987: Brighton Li­brary
1987: Brighton Cen­tre
1986: East­bourne Li­brary
1985: Fox’s Gallery Lon­don
1985: The Ar­t­house, Leeds

In­vited Speaker and Pa­pers

2012: "Can Art Make You Be­lieve?" 4 Thought, Chan­nel 4 Television Broadcast
2009: "Art and Meditation Practice" talk, Bud­dha Mind - Cre­ative Mind Con­fer­ence
2006: "Bud­dhism and Art" the re­la­tion­ship be­tween Art and Bud­dhism for Arts Coun­cil England


Visual Arts Fund Award, Norfolk County Council
South Norfolk Council Award for Business
DEFRA award for website design


Alexander, Laurel, "Women’s Wisdom: Natural Wellness Strategies for the Menopause Years" (Findhorn)
Collins, Mick, "The Unselfish Spirit: Evolution in an Era of Global Crisis"