Meet Alexandria Gold, the creator behind Ria Art World! A world of whimsical illustrations and miniature crochet characters that aim to make her audience smile and warm their hearts. However she chooses to share their stories, this is a world sure to be enjoyed by both the young and old.
Alexandria was born in Portland, Oregon where rainy days inspired a love of creativity from a young age. She lived in San Francisco for 13 years where the city’s colorful environment fueled her passion for creating art.
Today she is back in Portland where every day is still an opportunity to be creative. She could spend all day drawing, writing, or tucked away in a cozy corner crocheting. She also loves gardening, napping with her dog and cats, Ziggy, Minou, and Peanut or laughing with her loud and silly family.
She is the illustrator of children’s books such as A New Leash on Life and Parched. Alexandria has also exhibited around the Bay Area at places such as Trickster Gallery and The Stillwell. She has two Bachelor of Arts Degrees from San Francisco State University, one in Japanese and one in Fine Art with a minor in Animation. She also has a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Illustration from the Academy of Art University. Today, she is an online instructor at the Academy of Art University and has written and illustrated for Teacher Created Materials.
Ria Art World’s miniature crochet characters were featured in a show by Resobox in New York. They are currently at Petite Galleria in San Jose, California and Perks of Art in downtown Hillsboro, Oregon.
Alexandria is a SCBWI member and is represented by Kari Sutherland at the KT Literary Agency.