Born in 1962 in New York, where he lives and works, Alexis Rockman has depicted a darkly surreal vision of the collision between civilization and nature – often apocalyptic scenarios on a monumental scale -- for over three decades. Recent notable museum solo exhibitions include “Alexis Rockman: Manifest Destiny” at the Brooklyn Museum, in 2004, which traveled to several institutions including the Rhode Island School of Design and the Wexner Center. The Smithsonian American Art Museum organized “Alexis Rockman: A Fable for Tomorrow,” a major touring survey of his paintings and works on paper in 2010. Concurrent with Rockman’s exhibition at Sperone Westwater in 2013, the Drawing Center featured “Drawings from Life of Pi.” The artist had collaborated with director Ang Lee on the prize-winning film “Life of Pi,” preparing conceptual sketches of a dreamlike journey into the depths of the ocean to serve as visual inspiration. Rockman’s work is represented in many museum collections, including the Brooklyn Museum; Baltimore Museum of Art; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; New Orleans Museum of Art; Smithsonian American Art Museum; and Whitney Museum of American Art.