Image: Oil on canvas, and woodcut on paper stitched with handspun wool thread. Selfportrait, 2016.

I am a maker stubbornly intent on living the artist life, whatever that is – I am discovering its beauty and challenges every day. I live a life of my own making among hand-made objects, with family I discovered along the way; it’s certainly not as glamorous as it is unpredictable.

I am a fine arts graduate from SUNY-Stony Brook and Penn State, where I primarily studied printmaking, alongside an interest in ceramics. My work borrows meaning from material metaphors as I become serially engaged in various making/building processes (spinning wool, woodworking, etc.) It references the relationships, rituals, and restrictions at the intersection between body and space.



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  1. Laura Van Duren

    Hi Alex,
    It was a joy to meet you today!
    Please put me on your mailing list and come over anytime for another visit in the studio.

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