Alexa Dietz

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education

2014

  • Bachelors of Fine Arts: Sculpture, Minor Art History, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI

2008

  • Associates of Liberal Arts, Washtenaw Community College, Ann Arbor, MI

exhibitions

2014

  • 10th Annual Rites of Passage: Emerging Artists Exhibition, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
  • Debris, EMU Ford Gallery, Ypsilanti, MI
  • Annual Juried Student Show, EMU Ford Gallery, Ypsilanti, MI
  • Solo Graduating Exhibition, EMU Student Gallery, Ypsilanti, MI

2013

  • Ypsilanti Art Incubator: DEBUT, Riverside Off Center Gallery, Ypsilanti, MI

2012

  • Ypsilanti Film Guild: Begin Again, Galleria CafĂ© Verde, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Shaken, Not Stirred, EMU University Gallery, Ypsilanti, MI
  • Ladies and Gentleman, EMU University Gallery, Ypsilanti, MI

2011

  • Memory: A Community Art Show, Riverside Art Center, Ypsilanti, MI
  • Annual Juried Student Show, EMU Ford Gallery, Ypsilanti, MI

2009

  • Annual Juried Student Show, EMU University Gallery, Ypsilanti, MI

awards

2014

  • Best in Show, 10th Annual Rites of Passage: Emerging Artists Exhibition, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
  • Best in Show, Annual Juried Student Show, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI
    (Juror: Alison Wong of Butter Projects, Royal Oak, MI)

studio skills

2014

  • Metal shop
    die-grinder, plasma cutter, angle grinder, bench grinder, sandblaster, air compressor, propane torch, sheet metal roller, experience with MIG and TIG welding, oxy-acetylene tanks
    Woodshop
    hand and power tools, drill press, band saw, table saw, disc sander, lathe, jigsaw, pneumatic nail gun
    Gallery
    installation, social media/promotion, scheduling/booking, hosting receptions
    Foundry
    basic gas kiln operation and up-keep, lost wax casting method (including plater and polyurethane mold making), bronze pouring, applying finishing patinas
    Printmaking
    manual screen printing, etching/intaglio
    Photography
    film and digital

professional work experience

2015

  • Studio Assistant, Robotodd Industries, Ypsilanti, MI

2014

  • Studio Assistant, Chris Schanck Studios, Hamtramck, MI
  • Programs Curator and Interim Gallery Director, Ypsilanti Art Incubator
  • (since 2008) Coordinator, Set-up and Strike Crew, Ann Arbor Summer Festival: Top of the Park
  • Sculpture Studio Technician, Eastern Michigan University Art Department
  • (since 2012) Student Ambassador, Eastern Michigan University Art Department

2013

  • Sculpture Studio Technician, Eastern Michigan University Art Department
  • Assistant Photographer, Alex Mandrila Photography, Ypsilanti, MI

2012

  • (since 2010) Programs Curator & Gallery Director, Intermedia Gallery Group Student Gallery

2011

  • Photographer and Event Coordinator, Live Learn Inspire Create Magazine

2010

  • (since 2008) Exhibitions Preparator, Eastern Michigan University Art Department

2009

  • Production Assistant, VG Kids, Ypsilanti, MI

2008

  • (since 2005) Production Design Assistant, Ann Arbor Summer Festival: Top of the Park

exhibitions curated

2014

  • HEX, Riverside Off Center Gallery, Ypsilanti, MI
  • Hush Fund, Riverside Off Center Gallery, Ypsilanti, MI
  • Six Artists, Riverside Off Center Gallery, Ypsilanti, MI 

2013

  • Festival of the Honey Bee, Various locations, Ypsilanti, MI

2011

  • Silent Art Auction for FLY Children’s Art Center and L.L.I.C. Magazine, Vault of Midnight, Ann Arbor, MI

2010

  • L.L.I.C. Magazine Art Battle, Savoy, Ypsilanti, MI
  • The Laundromat: an artist and DJ showcase, Keystone Underground, Ypsilanti, MI