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Alexis Arnold

Alexis Arnold

Alexis Arnold's work explores the visual display of time, perception, and natural history through the transformation of varied materials and objects. Her artwork has been exhibited internationally, including the Aspen Art Museum, The New York Hall of Science, Whatcom Museum, Bergdorf Goodman, Southern Exposure, The Workshop Residence, Art on Paper, The San Francisco Center for the Book, and the San Francisco Arts Commission. Alexis’ work is included in the collections of SFMOMA, the University of Pittsburgh, Virginia Commonwealth University, and MediaMath, and has received review in Colossal, Hi-Fructose, Art Practical, BuzzFeed, Fast Company, The Wall Street Journal, boingboing, designboom, and Beautiful/Decay. She holds an MFA in sculpture from the San Francisco Art Institute, as well as a BA in art from Kenyon College.

Artist Statement & CV

"I create sculptures, installations, and mixed media 2-D art that focuses on time, transformation, and perception. My material and process-driven practice explores the structures and phenomena of the natural world across micro to macro levels," explains Arnold. "I aim to recontextualize the commonplace, disguise the recognizable, and highlight the aesthetic traits of the materials, found objects, and subjects in my work. Often, hard materials appear soft, and flexible ones are made rigid. Some materials currently in use include concrete, pigment, resin, dichroic and holographic films, screen, hydrocal plaster, spray paint, optical glass, crystals, and more. Subjects and processes I am currently exploring in my work include the perception and experience of light and color, various types of geologic formations, and the inherent expectations of material."

CV

Education

2010 MFA, Sculpture, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

2005 BA, Studio Art, Kenyon College, Gambier, OH, Graduated with Distinction
Solo and Two-person Exhibitions

2016
Alexis Arnold and Esther Traugot, Napa Valley Museum, Yountville, CA (Aug – Sept)
Material Limit: Alexis Arnold and Mary Button Durell, state, San Francisco, CA (June 18 - July 30)

2015
Light/Weight, En Em Art Space, Sacramento, CA (Solo Show)


Group Exhibitions

2016
di Party di Rosa: 15th Annual Benefit Art Auction, di Rosa, Napa, CA (October 22)
Common Ground: A Celebrations of our National Parks, Hazel Wolf Gallery, David Brower Center, Berkeley, CA (May 20 - Sept 8)
The Alchemist, Root Division, San Francisco, CA
Art on Paper, with OPEN-EDITIONS, New York, NY
Berkeley Public Library Foundation Authors Dinner, Featured Artist, Berkeley, CA
Crystallized Books, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO (ongoing)

2015
Crystallized Books and Concretions, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO
2015 Open Show, curated by Leslie Jones (LACMA), Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA
Something For Everyone, Lost and Foundry, Oakland, CA
Crank, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA
SFAI Alumni Exhibition, curated by Griff Williams (owner, Gallery 16), Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Unhinged: Book Art on the Cutting Edge, Whatcom Museum, Bellingham, WA
Fire + Water, Art Works Downtown, San Rafael, CA
Young Sculptors Competition, Miami University, Hiestand Gallery, Oxford, OH
ArtCrush 2015, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO
Bound and Unbound III, University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD
Library Thoughts 5, MAMU Gallery and Jokai Klub, Budapest, Hungary
Crystal Beings, Esther Klein Gallery, University City Science Center, Philadelphia, PA
Society of Submerged Culture, StoreFrontLab, San Francisco, CA

2014
Alexis Arnold Crystallized Books, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CA - ongoing
More Than One Way, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA
Alexis Arnold at The Workshop Residence, San Francisco, CA - ongoing
Science, Technology, and the Future of Art, Pacific Art League, CA
Paint it Black, Studio 110 Projects, Sausalito, CA,
Grey Area East, East Hampton, NY
Scrap Art: Creative Reuse in the Bayview, San Francisco, CA
Sight Unseen OFFSITE, New York, NY
Kitsch-in, Root Division, San Francisco, CA
The Cradle Project, Alter Space, San Francisco, CA
Left Coast Annual Juried Exhibition, Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CA
Architectural Digest Home Design Show, New York, NY
Art Matters!, Grey Area at Bergdorf Goodman, New York, NY
Wabi Sabi, curated by MicroClimate Collective, Alter Space, San Francisco, CA
The Temporary Show, Whitdel Arts, Detroit, MI
Undercover Stories, ArtEAST UP FRONT Gallery, Issaquah, WA
Bazaar, Grey Area, Brooklyn, NY

2013
SFAI Juried Alumni Exhibition, San Francisco, CA
Mental Notes, Glass Door Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Superstitions, San Francisco Center for the Book, San Francisco, CA
Post Natural, Isis Gallery, University of Notre Dame, IN
The Book as Art, The Art Institute of Atlanta-Decatur, GA
Axis Gallery 8th National Juried Exhibition, Sacramento, CA
Animal Show, Pterodactyl Creative Project Space, Philadelphia, PA
Radius, Gund Gallery, Kenyon College, Gambier, OH
ArtSpan Benefit Art Auction, SOMArts, San Francisco, CA
Colpa, Will Brown, San Francisco, CA

2012
Infinite Possibilities, 23 Sandy Gallery, Portland, OR
X Libris, Root Division, San Francisco
Vital Signs, The New York Hall of Science, Queens, NY
Delirious Language, Salon DeHon, San Francisco, CA
Visions of Yore, Gallery Hijinks, San Francisco, CA
What’s Left Behind, Alter Space, San Francisco, CA
Matter, Brooklyn Artists Space, Brooklyn, NY
Minutia Militia, Field Projects, Manhattan, NY
Edicola Newsstand, San Francisco, CA
Through That Which is Seen, Root Division, San Francisco, CA (co-curator with Lauren Hartman)

2011
Geologues, Salon DeHon, San Francisco (solo show)
Proof, Southern Exposure, San Francisco
The Crystal Bike Blanket, Art In Storefronts through the San Francisco Arts Commission, San Francisco, CA
Taste, Root Division, San Francisco, CA
ProArts Box Benefit Auction, Oakland, CA
We Want the World to Know Who We Are, fundraiser, Nieto Fine Art, San Francisco, CA
Manufactured Organic, Root Division, San Francisco


2010
The Gaming Commission, Adobe Books Parlor, San Francisco, CA
SPARE + AUSTERE, City Hall, San Francisco, CA
Vernissage, MFA Group Show, Herbst Pavillion, Fort Mason, San Francisco
Cast, The Crucible, Oakland, CA
Proliferations, OFFspace, San Francisco, CA
Domestic-Garde, ap-art-ment, San Francisco, CA

 

Awards and Residencies

2014
Peter S. Reed Foundation Grant
Residency, The Workshop Residence, San Francisco, CA
Public Collections
MediaMath, Boston, MA
Research Library, Special Collections, SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA
University of Pittsburgh Library, Pittsburgh, PA
Virginia Commonwealth University, Book Art Collection, Richmond, VA

 

Alexis Arnold

Arguably Hitchens

$ 800.00

DESCRIPTION Book "Arguably", borax, 13x8x9.5", 2016 Alexis Arnold’s practice is material and process driven. She utilizes sculpture, installations and mixed media 2-D art to create a dialogue around time, transformation...

Alexis Arnold

Beekeeping: The Gentle Craft

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DESCRIPTION Book "Beekeeping: The Gentle Craft", borax, 9x6x8.75", 2016 Alexis Arnold’s practice is material and process driven. She utilizes sculpture, installations and mixed media 2-D art to create a dialogue...

Alexis Arnold

Guia Roja

$ 600.00

DESCRIPTION Book "Guia Roja", borax, 10x8.5x4, 2013 Alexis Arnold’s practice is material and process driven. She utilizes sculpture, installations and mixed media 2-D art to create a dialogue around time,...

Alexis Arnold

Martha Stewart Living in Braille

$ 900.00

DESCRIPTION Book "Martha Stewart Living in Braille", borax, 14x11x6.5", 2016 Alexis Arnold’s practice is material and process driven. She utilizes sculpture, installations and mixed media 2-D art to create a...

Alexis Arnold

Mastering the Art of Bee Keeping Vol. 2

$ 700.00

DESCRIPTION Book "Mastering the Art of Bee Keeping Vol. 2", borax, 13x7x9, 2016 Alexis Arnold’s practice is material and process driven. She utilizes sculpture, installations and mixed media 2-D art...

Alexis Arnold

The Art and Science of Java Script

$ 900.00

DESCRIPTION Book "The Art and Science of Java Script", borax, 14x13x10, 2015 Alexis Arnold’s practice is material and process driven. She utilizes sculpture, installations and mixed media 2-D art to...

Alexis Arnold

The Fountainhead

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DESCRIPTION Book "The Fountainhead", borax, 12x12x7", 2015 Alexis Arnold’s practice is material and process driven. She utilizes sculpture, installations and mixed media 2-D art to create a dialogue around time,...

Alexis Arnold

The Vintner’s Art: How Great Wines Are Made

$ 800.00

DESCRIPTION Book "The Vintner's Art: How Great Wines Are Made", borax, 14x10x11", 2016 Alexis Arnold’s practice is material and process driven. She utilizes sculpture, installations and mixed media 2-D art...

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