Alexandria Smith

Region: Northeast


City / State: Wellesley, MA

Interweaving memory, autobiography, and history, my mixedmedia work explores the transformative girlhood experiences that shape the people we become and illuminates the complexities of identity. I obsessively deconstruct images of the female body, transforming them into an abstract tableau that represents flux and brings up complicated notions of identity, gender, sexuality, and psychology.

My practice—in both subject matter and studio preparation—is defined by a unique relationship to the body. Utilizing my archive of completed works, I source printed images of my completed paintings to create new images through a regenerative collage process. I recreate symbols that have been prevalent in my work over the past five years and recontextualize them through the use of various painting and printmaking methods.