About the artist

About my work

Living in a digital age has fueled my passion for the tactile and handmade. There is warmth to handmade things because they have a story, life, and history that emanates from the person who creates the art as well as the person who possesses and cares for them.  My work is less about concepts, and more about the process of applying color and texture to create a painting.

It is the expression of making marks, whether for textiles, wallpaper, canvas or paper, which reveals itself to me in the process of the work. I am drawn to the free forms found in nature rather than the geometric and hard edged. I am inspired by patterns found in the natural world and try to reference them as well as create new patterns. Flora, fauna, and color fuel inspiration for my works, but I never have an exact idea of what I will be creating until it is complete. My goal when creating a painting is to make it authentic by concentrating on each color and mark. There is a sense of motion and kinetic energy that comes across from the mark making of the brush strokes and spontaneity of drips.  These accidental drips, washes, and splatters give depth, texture, and atmosphere to my compositions, that on a good day, I hope create a kind of beauty.

Alex K. Mason


1971, Lexington , KY


Blue Print Gallery, Dallas, TX
Harbinger, West Hollywood, CA
James, Austin, TX


Fritz Porter, Charleston, SC, March 2018
21C Hotel (5th Floor) Lexington, KY 2017- present
Dragonette, “color my world”, Los Angeles, CA May 2017
Chicago Antique and Garden Show, April 2016
LAAA/Gallery 825’s Southern California Open 2005, Los Angeles, CA, December – January 2006
“Directors’ Choice”, Headley-Whitney Museum, Lexington, KY, June-September, 2004
“Wallworks”, LA Artcores 21st Annual Juried Show, Brewery Annex, Los Angeles, CA, June 2004
Harvey Morse Auditorium, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, June 2002
Tower Cerlan Gallery, Lexington, KY June-August 1999
Stueben West Gallery, Pratt Institute, New York, NY 1997
The Puck Building, New York, NY, June-August 1998


Ho’olei Wailea, Maui
City Center, Las Vegas
Phoenix Corporate Tower, Phoenix, AZ
Hyatte Newporter Hotel, Newport Beach, CA
Peninsula Hotel, Shanghai Waiton
Monte Carlo Cafe, Las Vegas, NV
Bellagio VIP lounge, Las Vegas, NV
The Four Seasons Hotel, Mexico City, Mexico
The Four Seasons Resort and Club, Dallas at Las Colinas, TX
Atlantis Hotel, The Palm Jumeirah, Dubai
Rancho Mirage Ritz Carlton, Rancho Mirage, CA
Mandalay Bay Hotel, Las Vegas, NV
Intercontinental Hotel & Spa, Boston, MA
Intercontinental Miami Airport West, FL
Jonathon’s, Lexington, KY
St. Ermin’s Hotel, London, England
Private Collections; New York, California, Kentucky, Vermont, New Zealand, Japan, Hong Kong


Real Simple (online), February 9, 2018
House Beautiful May, 2018
New York Times, February 6, 2018
Architectural Digest, (online) May 2, 2017
Elle Décor, May, 2017
Rue Daily, June 9, 2017
Art Zealous, August 9, 2017
Cottages and Bungalows, September, 2016
Architectural Digest (online), September 14, 2016
Chevy Chaser, August, 2016
CreativeLexington.com, Snapshotbio (video) July 28, 2016
Luxe Magazine, Winter 2015
Sophisticated Living, Sept./Oct. 2015
Elle Décor, October, 2014
C Magazine, October, 2014
C Magazine (Men), Fall 2014
Traditional Home, October, 2013
Traditional Home (online), May, 2013
Lonny Magazine (online), September, 2012
Art History Alli, March 3, 2011
Trad Home (online), Spring 2011
Traditional Home, August, 2011
Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles, November, 2009
Kentucky Homes and Gardens, Sept./Oct ,2010
Domino, September, 2008
Domino, August, 2008
Domino, December/January 2007
Tatler (UK), October, 2006
Ace Weekly, Lexington, KY, September 2, 2003


Ferrick Mason, Los Angeles, CA, 2008 – present
Co-founder and principal designer
The Art Center Design College, Albuquerque, NM, 2009 – Fall Semester 2009
Adjunct Professor


Graduate Merit Assistantship, Pratt Institute, 1996-1998
Merit Assistantship, Pratt In Tuscany, June-July, 1997
Merit Assistantship, Vermont Studio Center, October-November, 1995


Otis College of Art & Design, Los Angeles, CA, textile design, 2005
Pratt Institute, New York, NY, M.F.A. painting, 1998
Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT, Painting Residency, (with Terry Winters), Oct.-Nov. 1995
University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, B.A. studio art; art history minor, 1993