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(b. 1997) is an artist born and based in Northern Virginia. She graduated May 2020 from Virginia Tech's School of Visual Arts, receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts concentrated in Studio Art. Alexys' practice is primarily concentrated in painting, drawing, and photography. 

 

Her work expressively frames emerging subjects within planes of color. The likeness of individuals, objects, and places act as uncontainable forces, pushing out of restrictively cutting spheres of geometric forms. Saturated and striking semblance compose graphically popping, surreal atmospheres. From oil on canvas to Sharpie on 3x5 Strathmore sketchbook pages, focal points are personified by bursting strokes of color, shedding a vivid, yet intense identity. 

Alexys aims to emerge into and expand upon the art world through continuing practice, studies, and professional work. She most recently exhibited at Floyd Center for the Arts Emerging Artists Exhibition. She has worked in gallery settings, interning at Target Gallery of Alexandria, VA's Torpedo Art Center and recently attended a Summer Undergraduate Residency at the New York Academy of Art. She has also earned a Bachelor of Arts in English concentrated in Creative Writing. 

For work and/or commission inquiries, contact AlexysRivers.Art@gmail.com

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Born 1997, Alexandria, VA

Based in Northern Virginia

 

Education

 

2020 B.F.A., Studio Art, Virginia Tech School of Visual Art, Blacksburg, VA

Magna Cum Laude with dual degree in English/Creative Writing

 

Exhibitions

 

2022

Emerging Artists Exhibition at Floyd Center for the Arts, Floyd, VA

2021

Fall Salon at Torpedo Factory Art Center, Target Gallery, Alexandria, VA

2020

Virginia Tech School of Visual Arts BFA Capstone, online group exhibition

2019

Data Bank 3: A Group Exhibition, Blacksburg, VA

2018

Data Bank 2: A Group Art Exhibition, Blacksburg, VA

Kappa Pi: Mish Mash Art Stash, XYZ Gallery, Blacksburg, VA


Residencies

2021

- New York Academy of Art Summer Undergraduate Residency Program

 

Employment

 

– Exhibitions Intern/Gallery Guide, Fall 2020

       Target Gallery at the Torpedo Factory Art Center, Alexandria, VA

– Production Technician I, 2019 – 2020

       Virginia Tech Production Services, Blacksburg, VA

 

Honors

 

– London Calling Study Abroad, Summer 2019

– Fund for Education Abroad Scholarship, Summer 2019

– Virginia Tech School of Visual Arts Scholarship, 2017/18

– Kappa Pi Art Honors Fraternity, 2017/18

– Virginia Tech Presidential Scholarship Initiative, 2016-2020