I’m scheduled to graduate in May, 2024 from Claremont Graduate University with an MFA in studio art. The program balances coursework in contemporary art with hands-on studio work. I received a Lincoln Ceramic Fellowship which involves working at the Scripps College ceramic building where I helped make clay and glazes, run the kilns, and assist students with their projects.
In the first year of the program, I concentrated on understanding my mediums and materials. I learned to make my own paint (oils, watercolors, and gouaches) and paper. All the materials I use are environmentally conscious, non-toxic, and mostly natural.
Currently, I am developing a body of work using my handmade materials. Selected works will debut at my solo thesis show at Peggy Phelps Gallery in March 2024.
~alexis, December 2023