Netflix’s brand new competitive series is finally here!

The streaming site has created a variety of successful – and sometimes out-there – reality series such as Nailed It, Extreme Engagement and Dating Around. But Blown Away is taking the reality genre to a whole new place: the world of glassblowing.

Blown Away is the first of its kind and sees ten contestants go head-to-head, competing for a $60,000 prize and a coveted spot at the Corning Museum of Glass.

But just who is Blown Away contestant Alexander Rosenberg?

Read on to find out everything you need to know about Alexander, from biography, family life and more.

Screenshot: Blown Away S1 E1 – Netflix

Who is Blown Away’s Alexander?

Alexander Rosenberg is a 36-year-old glassblower who is now based in Philidelphia.

Alexander is one of the most advanced glassblowers in the series, having worked in the field for over 15 years!

After graduating in 2006 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Glass from the Rhode Island School of Design, he turned his attention to furthering his artist horizons as the Massachusettes Institute of Technology (MIT).

At MIT – one of the most prestigious universities in the world – he obtained a Masters of Science degree in Visual Arts. Now he combines all his learned techniques and ideas in his glass art, combined to make some rather spectacular pieces. Science, technology, and history all play a significant part in both his research and his art.

Now Alexander is a college professor and visiting lecturer. He led the glass department at the University of the Arts in Philly from 2010 to 2017, but now tours the world participating in artists residencies and teaching.

Alexander is a prize-winning artist

Alexander is not just praised for his work as an educator, as his glass work is prize-winning!

In 2012, he was the recipient of the International Glass Prize. Before then, he was awarded The Esther and Harvey Graitzer Memorial Prize.

 

Alexander has also been a recipient of coveted art grants and funding. He received the Arts FADF Grant and the deFlores Humor Fund Grant while studying at MIT.

He’s definitely tough competition!

Does Alexander Rosenberg have Instagram?

Alexander is a keen user of Instagram and has a following of other 3000, which we’re sure is going to surge after he appears on Blown Away.

You can join his fans by following him @rosenbergalexander.

Alexander regularly posts snaps of his work, his current projects, as well as pictures of all his pets – including the most adorable pooch Franklin – and his partner, Elaine Ayers

You can also check out more about Alexander’s work on his website, which you can see here.

 

 

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