Lives and works in New York, NY
Alexandra Karamallis is a New York-based artist who earned her BFA from Rhode Island School of Design. Her Iranian heritage is a central theme of her work. Identifying as a member of the Baha’i Faith - an oppressed minority in Iran - she explores themes including the oppression of women, art and minority faiths within the context of oppressive authoritarian regimes.
“Although we are of different individualities, different in ideas and of various fragrances, let us strive like flowers of the same divine garden to live together in harmony.”
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
2010 BFA, Painting. Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA
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.
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