Alex Gross is a visual artist currently working in Los Angeles, California. He specializes in oil paintings on canvas whose themes include globalization, commerce, beauty, dark mayhem, and the passage of time. Gross graduated in 1990 from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. Since then, he has become established as an artist in the Pop Surrealism movement. In 2000, Gross received a fellowship from the Japan Foundation. He spent two months traveling throughout Japan, researching and collecting a variety of Japanese Fine and Commercial art, as research for his own artwork. Part of his collection was compiled and published by Taschen under the title Japanese Beauties in 2004. In 2006, Chronicle books published The Art of Alex Gross, a monograph featuring Gross' painting, drawing and printmaking from 1999 through 2007. Science Fiction author Bruce Sterling penned the introduction to the book. Gross´ art has been featured in numerous publications including the book Pop Surrealism, Juxtapoz, Los Angeles Magazine, Communication Arts, Taiwanese magazine XFUNS, and The Los Angeles Times.