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Alexis Arnold

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Birthplace
Los Angeles, CA

Lives in
San Francisco

Works in
San Francisco, Bay Area

Website

Schools
Kenyon College, 2005, BA
San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI), 2010, MFA

Tags
sculpture, conceptual, modern, installation, mixed-media

Current Exhibitions and Events
Nov, 2014 Science, Technology and the Future of Art
The Pacific Art League of Palo Alto
 
Statement

Alexis Arnold is a San Francisco-based artist and educator whose work explores the visual display of time, memory, and natural history through the transformation of familiar materials and objects. She received an MFA in sculpture from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2010, as well as a BA in art from Kenyon College. Her work has been exhibited at The New York Hall of Science, Bergdorf Goodman, Southern Exposure, The Workshop Residence, The San Francisco Center for the Book, Alter Space, Root Division, and through the San Francisco Arts Commission 2010 Art in Storefronts Project. Alexis’ work is included in collections in the libraries of SFMOMA, the University of Pittsburgh, and Virginia Commonwealth University, and has received review in Art Practical, BuzzFeed, Fast Company, The Wall Street Journal, OGlobo.com, Redefine Magazine, ArtSlant.com, Beautiful/Decay, The SF Examiner, SF Gate, and KQED’s Gallery Crawl Series. Alexis is a recipient of a 2014 Peter S. Reed Foundation Grant. 

 

Education

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

2008 Post-Baccalaureate in Fine Arts, Sculpture, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

2007 International Art Workshop, Metafora Centre d'Estudis de Arte i Arterapia, Barcelona, Spain

2005 BA, Studio Art, Kenyon College, Gambier, OH, Graduated with Distinction


Exhibitions

2015

TBD, Esther M. Klein Gallery, Philadelphia, PA 

2014

Alexis Arnold Crystallized Books, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, 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, 1 month


Public Collections

Research Library, Special Collections, SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA

University of Pittsburgh Library, Pittsburgh, PA

Virginia Commonwealth University, Book Art Collection, Richmond, VA


Bibliography

2014

A. Kameshwari, One World News, “Embellishing the Extinct: Alexis Arnold,” August 12, 2014

Art Matters! Two Artists to Know, Bergdorf Goodman Blog, February 2014

Elena Loannidou, The Opsis Magazine, “Interview with Alexis Arnold,” Feb. 4, 2014

 

2013

Richard Ashmore, The Daily Mail, “The books you will want to treasure!,” August 17, 2013 

Sammy Medina, Fast Company, “An Artist Turns Book Into Stunning Crystallized Sculptures,” August 7, 2013

Aaron Calvin, BuzzFeed, “Artist Turns Discarded Books Into Beautiful Works Of Art By Crystallizing Them,” July 24, 2013

Ana Lisa Alperovich, Inhabitat, “Alexis Arnold Turns Classic Books Into Crystalline Geologic Sculptures,” February, 2, 2013

iGNANT.de, “Crystallized Books,” January, 7, 2013 

2012

Lauren Smith, “Alexis Arnold,” 2OpCollec(tive), September 20, 2012

Vivian Hua, “Alexis Arnold: Crystallizing the Present,” Redefine Magazine, July 18, 2012 

Jessica Czech, “Crystals growing from the pages of books,” July 11, 2012

Alice Sant’Anna, “Escultor faz ode ao livro impresso na série ‘Livro cristalizado,’” O Globo, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, May 22, 2012

Jeremiah Barber, “Dig Up the Diorama! Art of the Miniature at Root Division,” KQED Arts, June 16, 2012 

SF Art Enthusiast, “Through That Which Is Seen at Root Division,” May 14, 2012 

Diandra Mintz, Beautful/Decay, “Alexis Arnold’s Crystallized Literature”

ArtSlant, Showcase Watchlist, May 2012 

2011  

Shannon Jackson, “Social Materials: Storefront Art in Central Market,” Art Practical, August, 1, 2011 

Cathy Bowman, “Storefront Art Spiffs Up Market Street” The SF Examiner, May 11, 2011 

Geoffrey Fowler, “San Francisco Takes Art to the Streets: Painters and Sculptors Transform Neglected Storefronts in Central Market” The Wall Street Journal Online, May 5, 2011 

2010

KQED Gallery Crawl “Vernissage: 2010 San Francisco Art Institute MFA Thesis Exhibition” interview

JD Beltran, City Brights Blog, SF Gate, May 21st 

Recent Exhibits

Alexis Arnold participated in these exhibits:

Apr, 2014 The Cradle Project | San Francisco
Alter Space
 
Apr, 2014 Kitsch-In Exhibition
Root Division
 
Sep, 2013 Mental Notes
Glass Door Gallery
 
Apr, 2013 ArtSpan Juried Benefit Art Auction
SOMArts Cultural Center
 
Nov, 2012 ROOT DIVISION PRESENTS: Happy Hour/Closing Reception for X Libris
Root Division
 
Nov, 2012 X Libris
Root Division
 
Click here to see all exhibits for Alexis Arnold

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