This young sculptor is breaking exciting ground with dramatic new works in blown glass and metal that are at once timeless and thought provoking. Emerging from the intersection of the artist’s fascination with the human figure, passion for her molten medium, and desire for conceptual expression, the work also exhibits surprising maturity and depth. Her recent pieces show inspiration from the glass masters of Murano with whom she has been working for the last six years.
Alexis describes her inspiration as all around her. The human figure in its many forms is a window and connection to our humanity (and our divinity). The interdependence of society and the individual is the milieu within which we live. There is always ambiguity.
Since receiving her BFA from the Art Institute of Chicago, Alexis has continued to study with glass masters such as Afro Celotto, Pino Signoretto among others. She has been working full time as an artist since 2006. She is currently working full time in Murano, Italy.