Having initially trained and worked as a scientist, Alexander Blustin turned his attention to creative projects in 2010. As a printmaker, he has exhibited widely in group exhibitions, including the Cambridge Original Printmakers Biennale 2016 and 2018, the Eastern Open at King’s Lynn Arts Centre 2012-2014, Cambridge Open Studios in 2014, and the RA Summer Exhibition 2013. His first solo exhibition was Effects of the Light at the Digby Gallery, Mercury Theatre, Colchester in 2013.
Blustin’s linocuts feature in Limited Edition and The Illustrated Garden (both published by Mascot Media, 2018), as well as The Cambridge Art Book (UIT/Green Books, 2017). He was awarded the Intaglio Printmakers Prize for printmaking technique and the Awagami Prize for best relief print at the Cambridge Printmakers Biennale in 2016 and 2018 respectively. Blustin was elected to the Cambridge Drawing Society in 2014.