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Alexandra Lakin
updated: 04/10/2013
website: www.alexandralakin.com/
 
   
 
 
     
 
Artwork Title
art-medium
art-year
dimensions
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Traveling Mushroom Hunters
Untitled
Your Reserve
Chamber, Chamber
Worker Bees Walk Off the Job
Honeybee Family
Untitled
Flames
A Man Catches a Woman (Of Walking in Ice)
Large Animal Veterinarian
The Botanist
Untitled
Sailor and Lady of the Night
The Search
Caves
 
Portfolio Keywords:  figurative, gender/sexuality, identity, illustration, pattern, biomorphic, narrative, repetition, landscape
 
 
Traveling Mushroom Hunters by Alexandra Lakin
Traveling Mushroom Hunters
Wood, Gouache, ink, clay, acrylic
2012
Dimensions variable
Untitled by Alexandra Lakin
Untitled
Colored pencil gouache, watercolor
2011
9 " x  12 " 
Your Reserve by Alexandra Lakin
Your Reserve
Graphite, Ink, Gouache , colored pencil
2008
12 1/8" x  10 1/8" 
Chamber, Chamber by Alexandra Lakin
Chamber, Chamber
Watercolor on WC Paper
2006
9 1/4" x  9 1/4" 
Worker Bees Walk Off the Job by Alexandra Lakin
Worker Bees Walk Off the Job
Graphite, gouache, ink, colored pencil
2008
16 1/4 " x  9 5/8" 
Honeybee Family by Alexandra Lakin
Honeybee Family
Watercolor, gouache, casein, colored pencil, graphite, ink on Arches
2008
10 1/8" x  12" 
Untitled  by Alexandra Lakin
Untitled
Digital Giclee & Epson Photo Prints, ink, acrylic paint, plaster, cardboard, wood, gesso, pencil, glassine, white map tacks, silver film tape.
2005
Dimensions variable
Flames by Alexandra Lakin
Flames
Ink, Graphite, cut paper
2006
12 1/4 " x  11 1/4 " 
A Man Catches a Woman (Of Walking in Ice) by Alexandra Lakin
A Man Catches a Woman (Of Walking in Ice)
Ink, gouache, graphite
2009
Dimensions variable
Large Animal Veterinarian by Alexandra Lakin
Large Animal Veterinarian
Graphite, ink, gouache, watercolor, casein
2009
11 " x  15 3/4 " 
The Botanist by Alexandra Lakin
The Botanist
Colored pencil, ink, watercolor, graphite, cut paper
2006
Dimensions variable
Untitled by Alexandra Lakin
Untitled
Gouache, casein, graphite on Arches
2008
Dimensions variable
Sailor and Lady of the Night by Alexandra Lakin
Sailor and Lady of the Night
Graphite, ink, gouache, watercolor, casein
2009
Dimensions variable
The Search by Alexandra Lakin
The Search
Ink, Goauche, Acrylic, graphite on Arches
2007
22" x  30" 
Caves by Alexandra Lakin
Caves
Gouache, casein, graphite on Arches
2007
22" x  30" 

Artist Statement

I use drawing in several different modes: I create independent drawings, large wall collages (which sometimes involve computer generated images), and animations that use hand drawn imagery as a basis and then employ programs such as  Jitter and After Effects.

The images I’ve included here are mainly ‘independent drawings’; this is how I’ve been working for the most part in the past two years.

These drawings investigate narrative, and attempt to push color relationships and compositional strategies.

They often combine semi-narrative and figurative components with flat abstraction, decoration and repetitious elements.

In many of the drawings miniature characters are housed in ambiguous, fractured and often-subterranean spaces. Frequently both anxiety and a sense of refuge exist between the character and its surroundings.

The flatness of the drawings traps the protagonists and the suggested narrative is drowned out by or presented in equal volume to the abstract and decorative nature of the work.

 

Artist Bio / CV

Lives and works in Los Angeles.

Education:

2005 M.F.A., Electronic Integrated Arts, School of Art and Design, NYSCC at Alfred University, Alfred, NY

Exhibitions:

I have a Wig on Top of My Wig, 2 Person Show with Lara Odell, Pieter PASD, Los Angeles, CA  2011

Tompkins Projects West, Group Show Works on Paper, Dan Graham Los Angeles, CA 2011

Of Walking In Ice, Group Show curated by Jack Ryan, White Stag Gallery, Portland Oregon 2010

Alone and On Foot, Group Show, Ditch Projects Springfield Oregon 2010

Of Walking In Ice, Group Show curated by Jack Ryan, Soil Gallery, Seattle WA 2009

 Hello Stranger: 3 Person Show with Giselle Potter and Neal Hollinger, Roos Arts, Rosendale, NY 2009

Video included in Circles and Spinning Wheels, curated by Melody Owen, TBA Festival, Portland Ore 2009

Dissapearing Show at Reading Frenzy, Portland Ore 2009

New Drawings, The Front Room Gallery, Portland, Maine 2008


The 60 Second Southern Video Festival:  Harmony Landing, Fugitive Projects, Harmony Landing,TN/
Ausstellungsraum Klingental , Basel, Switzerland 2007

Text & Subtext, Works by New Faculty: Alexandra Lakin and Sarah McCoy, Anderson Gallery, Drake University, Des Moines, IA  2007

Group Video Screening, ZKM - Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe,Germany
(Curation of program/ and own video shown) 2005

Group Show, Florence Lynch Gallery, 532 West 25th Street, New York, NY 2005


VII Salón y Coloquio Internacional de Arte Digital, Ciudad de La Habana, Cuba 2005


Cnidaria, Reactive Sound/Image/Space Group Show, Harder Hall,, Alfred University 2005

700 Main Redux, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, Buffalo, NY, 2005


Members Exhibition, CEPA Gallery, Buffalo, NY, Juror’s Choice Award, 2005

Ritter on Ritter: Five Post Ritter Artists, Group Show, Student Gallery, Alfred University, Alfred, NY 2004

Sporadique; Organic Flashlight, Collaboration with Matthew Underwood, John Wood Gallery/  Fishtank, Alfred University, Alfred, NY,  (3 channel Video installation) 2004

INIT: Collaborative Site Specific Installation, Tjaden Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 2004