For almost two decades artist, musician, surfer Alex Knost (b.1985) has been experimenting in surfing's subculture through a wide range of artistic mediums, traveling internationally to create and exhibit various bodies of work in the form of paintings, films, photography, sculpture and music.
Knost's artworks challenge relationships between texture and color, breaking the regiment of art forms.
In 2012 Alex founded his own surfboard label, Brown Microwave Television, experimenting with outdated or disregarded design.
He has recorded and toured with since expired Japanese Motors, lo-fi minimal-pop band Tomorrows Tulips and current project seventies tuberide. In 2016 he debuted Glitterbust, an experimental electric guitar duo formed with Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth.
Most recently his photography was exhibited at China Heights (Sydney), Acne Studios (Copenhagen, Tokyo), Depart Foundation (Los Angeles) and 303 gallery (NYC).
'low pressure area', Costa Mesa Conceptual Art Center, Costa Mesa, CA
'Distorted Guitars', China Heights Gallery, Sydney, Australia
'Vague Terrain', Costa Mesa Conceptual Art Center, Costa Mesa, CA
'Cheap Photos', Treehouse, Honolulu, HI
'Resident artist', La Marienia, Guethary, France
'Destroyed Room', Hossegor, France
'plastic surgery jesus year', China Heights Gallery, Bali, Indonesia
'Waif Meat', Costa Mesa Conceptual Art Center, Costa Mesa, CA
'Inbred Monuments. Landscapes for Butthole Surfers', China Heights Gallery, Sydney, Australia
'Form and Void' solo exhibition Oct 13, T-Art Hall Tokyo, Japan
'Blå Konst Fall/Winter 2017', Acne Studios, Tokyo, Japan
'Sea Sick in Paradise', Depart Foundation, Malibu, CA
'Free Jazz Vein', 303 Gallery, New York, NY
'Op Shop', RVCA, Byron Bay, Australia
'Laundry Piece', Costa Mesa Museum of Modern Art, Costa Mesa, CA
'All The Instruments Agree', Glitterbust performance with Kim Gordon, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
'Sweater Sculptures', Corner Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
'Fried Performance', Mollusk Gallery, San Francisco, CA
'O.B.O.', China Heights Gallery, Sydney, Australia
'Peripheral', Nine Lives Gallery, Brisbane, Australia (with Alex Kopps)
'Art Auction for Displacement', The Luggage Store, San Francisco, CA
'Herbie Fletcher/Alex Knost', Surf Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
'New Image Art', RCVA HQ, Costa Mesa, CA
'Trash', Modern Amusement, Newport Beach, CA
Acne Studios, Depart Foundation