As an artist deeply grounded in race and gender theory, Alex attempts to bridge connections between seemingly endless cultural miscommunication. With any culture, language plays a key role in shaping both individual ideology and group think. Influenced by his upbringing in the midwest—an area heavily impacted by race-politics and industrial commerce--Alex measures those experiences against his current home in a contemporary urban landscape. A world ever shifting toward a global community while so many people struggle to envision themselves in that elusive space. This consideration of people and place have led Alex across different parts of the globe to explore the social, economic, and visual relationships between minority groups and location. His art incorporates a wide range of media, historical documents, pop iconography, and current events in order to demystify the politics of geography.
Alex lives and works in New York City.