Alex LukasThird-Year MFA Candidate
Alex Lukas was born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1981 and raised in nearby Cambridge. With a wide range of artistic influences, Lukas creates highly detailed drawings, prints, sculptures and intricate publications alongside long term research based projects examining the intersection of public and private spaces. His work has been exhibited in New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, San Francisco, London, Lima, Stockholm and Copenhagen as well as in the pages of Megawords, SFAQ, Pacific Dissent, Proximity Magazine, Dwell Magazine, Juxtapoz and Art New England. His work is included in the collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Spencer Museum of Art, the MIT List Visual Arts Center Student Loan Art Collection, The Flaxman Library at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, The New York Public Library and the Museum of Modern Art Library, New York. Lukas’ imprint, Cantab Publishing, has released over 50 small books and ‘zines since its inception in 2001. He has lectured at The Rhode Island School of Design, The Maryland Institute College of Art, University of the Arts in Philadelphia and The University of Kansas. Lukas has been awarded residencies at The Bemis Center for the Arts, the Ucross Foundation, AS220 and The Jentel Foundation. He received a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and, after stints in Chicago and Philadelphia, moved to Pittsburgh to pursue a Masters of Fine Art degree at Carnegie Mellon University.