Alexandra Box (b.1997) is a sculptor and writer. Alexandra is the recipient of artist in residence positions through Medalta Potteries in Medicine Hat, Alberta, as well as the Salt Spring Arts Council on Salt Spring Island, British Columbia. Along with Doenja Oogjes she hosted Number 3 Gallery, a mobile curatorial project in Vancouver artists’ homes. Alexandra is a contributor to the upcoming short-fiction anthology Earthcrip, edited by Olivia Deisinger. Alexandra’s poems have been published by The Capilano Review, Hearth: An Archive of Erotic Awakenings, and various independent art publishing initiatives across Canada.
Alexandra Box relies on clay as her primary material source, her work is in dialogue with the traditions within dreamwork. Alexandra’s crude approach to form provokes utility towards its most abstract and convoluted use. The work is concerned with the histories of both craft and erotics, as well as the vernacular which encompasses them. Alexandra’s writing practice is built from the intertwining histories of disability, mysticism, nudism and homosexuality— linages which describe aspects of her own bloodline. Having pursued several positions in book lending, selling, and making initiatives, she approaches writing as an extension of this trade
February – April 2021, Student Award May 2019