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Alexis Arnold

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Los Angeles, CA

Lives in
San Francisco

Works in
San Francisco, Bay Area


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

sculpture, conceptual, modern, installation, mixed-media



Alexis Arnold is a sculptor and installation artist living in San Francisco. Her artwork explores visual displays of time and history. Alexis incorporates a range of materials, from casting mediums to found objects, and catalyzes natural processes, such as crystal growth or oxidation, to inject the objects with a visual history. Alexis received her MFA in Sculpture from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2010, as well as a BA in Studio Art from Kenyon College in 2005. Her work has been exhibited throughout the Bay Area and nationally, including The New York Hall of Science, Southern Exposure, Root Division, Brooklyn Artists Gym, Gallery Hijinks, Alter Space, The Crucible, and through the San Francisco Arts Commission Art in Storefronts Project. Alexis’ work has received review in Art Practical, The Wall Street Journal,, Redefine Magazine,, Ignant,de, Beautiful/Decay, The SF Examiner, SF Gate, and KQED’s Gallery Crawl Series. In addition to her own studio practice, Alexis works as a curator and youth and adult art educator.



  • 2008-2010
    MFA in Sculpture, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
  • 2007-2008
    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 in Studio Art, Kenyon College, Gambier, OH, Graduated with Distinction
  • 2004
    Manukau School of Visual Arts, University of Auckland, New Zealand


Solo Shows

  • 2011
    Geologues, Café Sophie, San Francisco, CA
  • 2010
    The Gaming Commission Adobe Books Parlor, San Francisco, CA
  • 2009
    Survey Says Swell Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • 2009
    Phantom Limb Swell Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • 2008
    Alexis Arnold, Ian Bartholomew, and Osama Dawod Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • 2005
    Coalescence Olin Gallery, Gambier, OH

Group Shows

  • 2013
  • Post Natural, Isis Gallery, Unviveristy of Notre Dame, IN
  • 2013
  • ArtSpan Benefit Art Auction, SomArts, San Francisco, CA
  • 2013
  • Colpa at Will Brown, San Francisco, CA
  • 2012
  • Infinite Possibilities, 23 Sandy, Portland, OR
  • 2012
  • Vital Signs, The New York Hall of Science, New York, NY
  • 2012
  • X Libris, Root Division, San Francisco, CA 
  • 2012
  • Delirious Language, Salon DeHon, San Francisco, CA
  • 2012
  • Visions of Yore, Gallery Hijinks, San Francisco, CA
  • 2012
  • What's Left Behind, Alter Space, San Francisco, CA
  • 2012
  • Curator, Through That Which Is Seen, Root Division, San Francisco, CA 
  • 2012
    Edicola Newsstand, San Francisco, CA
  • 2011
    ProArts Box Benefit Auction, Oakland, CA
  • 2011
    Proof, Southern Exposure, San Francisco
  • 2011
    The Crystal Bike Blanket, commission for the Art In Storefronts Project through the San Francisco Arts Commission, 1106 Market St, San Francisco, CA
  • 2011
    Taste Root Division, San Francisco, CA
  • 2011
    We Want the World to Know Who We Are fundraiser, Nieto Fine Art, San Francisco, CA
  • 2011
    Manufactured Organic Root Division, San Francisco, CA
  • 2010
    SPARE + AUSTERE City Hall, San Francisco, CA
  • 2010
    Vernissage MFA Group Show, Herbst Pavillion, Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA
  • 2010
    Cast The Crucible, Oakland, CA
  • 2010
    Proliferations OFFspace, San Francisco, CA
  • 2010
    Domestic-Garde ap-art-ment, San Francisco, CA
  • 2009
    Dia De Los Muertos commission by Marigold Project and SF Arts Commission, Garfield Park, San Francisco, CA
  • 2009
    A Matter of Course Swell Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • 2008
    Urban Camping The de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA
  • 2008
    Museum Intervention The Legion of Honor, San Francisco, CA
  • 2008
    POST Swell Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • 2007
    Naked in Our Socks Metafora Centre d'Estudis de Art i Arterapia, Barcelona, Spain
  • 2004
    Faces, Places, Tress, and Apples Olin Gallery, Gambier, OH

Related Professional Experience

  • 2013-present
  • Artist and Gallery Liason, ArtAround, San Francisco, CA
  • 2012-present
    Teacher, San Francisco Art Institute Adult Continuing Education
    Art Intern, Head-Royce School, Oakland, CA
  • 2011-Present
    Artist-In-Residence, San Francisco Arts Education Project, Resident art teacher to grades K-4
  • 2011-Present
    Artist-In-Residence, …Imagination in Learning, Resident art teacher to grades K-5
  • 2009
    Teaching Assistant, San Francisco Art Institute, CA, Honors Recipient TA for freshman core course; main instructor of 6-week course
  • 2008-2010
    Woodshop Technician, San Francisco Art Institute
  • 2005-2006
    Distinctive Stair Solutions, Edgewater Park, NJ, Custom Woodworker Built and installed custom-designed staircases and railings
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
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