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Alexandra Karamallis

Alexandra Karamallis

About Alexandra Karamallis

Alexandra Karamallis is a New York-based artist and textile designer who earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Textiles from Rhode Island School of Design in 2010. After working in the fashion/textile industry for several years, she felt an intense longing to make paintings. She works primarily in gouache and watercolor with elements of collage, but has recently begun to explore the realm of oil painting.

 

Alexandra’s Iranian heritage is a central theme of her work. Identifying as a member of the Baha’i Faith - an oppressed minority in Iran - and having grown up in the States, she has never been able to travel to Iran. The longing for connection to her heritage and the birthplace of her Faith, Karamallis’s work is deeply informed by visual themes in Persian culture as well as deeper issues such as the oppression of women, expression, and minority faiths within the context of oppressive authoritarian regimes.   Alexandra travels to Cape Town annually and has been captivated by the beauty of the land, vegetation, people and rich culture. She aims to draw attention to beauty in diversity, with particular emphasis on marginalized cultures through the depiction of gardens, the juxtaposition of nature and architecture, and intimate depictions of the rural landscape. She strives to make art that is at once thought provoking and joyful.

EXHIBITIONS

2017, PAIRIDAEZA, Voorkamer Gallery, Chandler House, Cape Town, South Africa

2016, SEWING PARADISE, UCT I rma Stern Museum, Rosebank, South Africa

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016, Brouhaha!, GRIN, Providence, RI

2015, Framework, Arsenal Center for the Arts, Watertown, MA

2015, MassArt Annual Auction, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA

2015, 30 Under 30 (juried by Cherie Clinton and Marie Craig, Co-directors of Fountain Street Fine Art, Framingham, MA), Arsenal Center for the Arts, Watertown, MA

2014, TEEM, GRIN, Providence, RI

2014, Scene by South Boston, Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Boston, MA

2014, SWELL, GRIN, Providence, RI

2013, Hundreds Show, Lincoln Arts Project, Waltham, MA

2013, HOME, GRIN, Providence, RI

2011, DONE, Bakalar Gallery, Boston, MA

2011, Ladies First, 303 Hancock Gallery, Dorchester, MA

2011, Chain Letter, Samson Project, Boston, MA

2010, All Female Show, RANT gallery, Chicopee, MA

2009, Feminism Gallery, Crackatorium, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA

2009, Poems We Didn't Write, Blue Guitar Gallery, Easthampton, MA 


        
McGregor Garden McGregor Garden
McGregor Garden
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Fynbos Path Fynbos Path
Fynbos Path
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Fynbos Landscape III Fynbos Landscape III
Fynbos Landscape III
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Fynbos Landscape I v2 Fynbos Landscape I v2
Fynbos Landscape I v2
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Fynbos Landscape II Fynbos Landscape II
Fynbos Landscape II
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Flores de los Muertos Flores de los Muertos
Flores de los Muertos
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Cactus Rose Garden Cactus Rose Garden
Cactus Rose Garden
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Banana Tree Bathers Banana Tree Bathers
Banana Tree Bathers
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