Alessandro Raho (b. Nassau, Bahamas, 1971) graduated from Goldsmiths College, London in 1994. Recent exhibitions include solo shows at Alison Jacques Gallery, London (2015) and Patrick de Brock Gallery, Knokke (2015), as well as participation in group shows including We Transfer: Mark Leckey + Alessandro Raho, Secession, Vienna (2015); I Cheer A Dead Man's Sweetheart, De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhil-on-Sea (2014); Knock Knock, Jerwood Gallery, Hastings (2013); Painting Show, Eastside Gallery, Birmingham (2011); Wall Rockets, FLAG Art Foundation, New York (2008) and Great Britons, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC (2007).

 

In 2011, Lund Humphries published the monograph, Alessandro Raho, which includes essays by Michael Bracewell, Nicholas Cullinan and Catherine Wood. Raho also features in A Brush with the Real: Figurative Painting Today published by Laurence King (2014) In 2005, Raho was commissioned to create a portrait of Dame Judi Dench for the National Portrait Gallery, London and has since gone on to create portraits of musician Bryan Ferry, artists Michal Craig-Martin and Alex Katz and the American Ambassador to the United Kingdom. 

 

His work is held in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Seattle Museum of Art, Seattle; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; National Portrait Gallery, London; and the Berardo Collection, Lisbon.

 

He lives and works in London, UK