Paris Alexander spent ten years as a research specialist at the Duke University Cancer center. In 1993, he decided to pursue his avocation full time, the study and creation of sculpture. His work has been exhibited widely in galleries, universities and museums. His work is included in the collections of Wake Med, Duke University, UNC Chapel Hill, Saks Fifth Avenue, the R.C. Kessler Collection, SAS Institute, former president Bill Clinton, Senator Bob Dole, and many others.
Paris is also a well-known instructor in sculpture, drawing, and anatomy. Besides teaching privately, he has been an instructor for several NC Arts councils, The Lucy Daniels Center, the Artspace Arts and Outreach Programs, and the NC Museum of Art Outreach Program.