Neeske Alexander is a published academic writer, educator and artist living in Cape Town. She has BEd (Foundation Phase), BHons (Learning support), BA Visual Arts (Illustration) and MA Visual Arts (Art Education) degrees. She has received training in oil painting and printmaking from her art mentor, Ian Tainton, since 1998. In 2019, Neeske participated in an international comics workshop and exhibited at the Angoulême Comics Festival, France. She has taken part in a variety of group exhibitions both nationally and internationally. Neeske has received several awards for her work including a prize in the international Picture This! Illustration competition in 2017 and first prize in the Tollman Bouchard Finlayson Tondo competition in 2019. In 2019, Neeske was also included as a finalist in the Sasol New Signatures competition. She is currently a part-time lecturer at Stellenbosch University.