Steve AlexisFirst-Year MFA Candidate
Steve Alexis is an artist whose work focuses on framing and conveying emotive transference through abstraction. He employs mark making, bold color, and large-scale to create works that speak to the idea of connecting to beauty. His works follow a framework of loose autobiographical messaging, in response to internal and external pressures. Placing emphasis on the tension between handmade objects and the role of a maker, Alexis values the physical evidence indictive of the two forces in collaboration. His approach to working, attention and references to the human body, is influenced by a background in metalsmithing/ jewelry making. Alexis works across the modalities of jewelry, painting, sculpture, performance, and ceramics.
Alexis was born in Miami, Florida and grew up in the city of North Miami. He received his BFA in Studio Art, from the University of Wisconsin-Stout in 2020. His work has been exhibited in Brazil, Austria, and across the United States.