Alexa Dietz

     My work is inspired by emotions, ideas, and forms: the everyday, recognizable and the hidden, geometric. Dissecting the memories of my familial history allows me to restore them through fabrication, exploring many different materials and methods. By running a bead of weld, I draw parallels to the women within my family who were professional seamstresses - or whom had sown with traditional methods. Other works have included materials such as wood, found object, bronze, video and performance. The scales of the objects are influenced by their emotional and physical weight, sometimes larger than life.

     I am also interested in continuing the development of my gallery work. I have experience with the inner-workings of a gallery space, from building pedestals to promotion and the use of social media outlets, as well as curatorial abilities.