k alexis hill

works on paper /
works of paper





Zine Clipping Paths/ July 2019  


available for download @  Baby Teeth Journal


Arts Itoya, Takeo, Japan / June 2018 / solo exhibition, Heavy Air



about the exhibition


This body of work is a continuation of my architectural observation in ltoshima, Japan during my residency at Studio Kura. These pieces have a new attention to color and atmosphere particular to my experience in Takeo Onsen. I wanted to explore how the textures of rain and haze interact with infrastructure of the city. The title refers to the physical of the rainy, humid season as well as my subsequent emotional reaction. I use layers of paint to explore how the shapes of exterior spaces overlap and how air fills these spaces. I am interested in the quality of color through haze and the accompanying feelings of isolation and disquiet.





one page booklets, Leafs & Buds


Magnolia




Ophiopogon



Studio Kura, Itoshima, Japan / May 2018 / group exhibition, Burnables
about the exhibition

“Burnables” showcases a variety of mixed media pieces exploring visualization of the unfamiliar through memory. The paintings and prints operate outside of direct observation and interrogate feelings of distance as a foreigner in Japan mirrored in the distancing of process — prints covered by paint, exposed by sanding, recovered by collage and seeking resolution in layering. Abstraction of architecture and space is advanced through the building up of subconscious memory surfaces . The work represents an inquiry into the personal and idiosyncratic through imbalance and destruction of disposable, humble materials.

read more about the residency






material experiments /  Papers






Portfolio developed during postgrad teaching fellowship at Dartmouth College.






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