Alex Mathew was born in 1957 in Trivandrum, Kerala. He obtained National diploma in sculpture at the College of Fine Arts, TrivandrumHaving worked in Ahmedabad, New Delhi, Mandya and Mysore, he settled in Baroda teaching sculpture at M.S. University since 1994. Mathew has exhibited widely, in the major galleries in India, as well as in Geneva. He has also experimented with fiberglass, though he seems to prefer wood more than other material.