This week we welcome Olga Alexander, a native New Yorker who obtained her bachelor of arts degree in philosophy from the University of California at Berkeley and her master of fine arts degree in painting from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. While in Tennessee, she became the first director for A-1/lLab Art Space, an multi-disciplinary nonprofit art gallery, and guided the gallery’s expansion and curatorial program. During this time she taught art to adults and children and continued to exhibit and lecture about her art. She thrives on process art, found objects and installation art, which she likens to writing. She currently lives and works in New York.
“I reference issues regarding culture, nature and nurture. It’s an ongoing dialogue with myself and the variables that cross my path, whether they be in the form of found objects or traces of felt experience that excites and fuels my explorative endeavors. I work in various formats including installation, painting and jewelry design. My work revolves around my interests in gender, architecture and neuroscience, when I’m not making art I’m thinking about art.”
“In my series Feminine Transcriptions, I use old sewing patterns that I’ve torn and reconfigured to allude to a body that is more fluid and seeking reinvention.”
Feminine Transcription #10, acrylic, collage and graphite on canvas, 40″x30″ x1