Alexandra Box is an artist living in Vancouver, British Columbia. Alexandra is in her final year of study at Emily Carr University of Art + Design in the visual arts and curatorial practices program. Through receiving training in ceramics and printmaking Alexandra has a consideration for the ways in which knowledge can reveal itself to material processes. Alexandra has held various positions of book selling and book lending, her work is informed by structures existing within a text. Alexandra has hosted Number 3 Gallery, a mobile curatorial project in Vancouver artists’ homes. She contributed a text to Icebox, a publication following the exhibition.
Directly derived from Alexandra’s writing practice, reoccurring images and symbols constellate a ceramic composition. Alexandra’s ceramics aim to provocative the broader possibilities of sculpture and printed matter. Primarily working with flat surfaces, her work makes reference to two dimensional artistic modes. Alexandra utilizes outmoded technologies, and with each substrate the viewer encounters an object narrative. In the process there is always a consideration of the material source, how the clay takes form makes reference to the work returning back to the earth. Gestures of burial allow for her proclivity to document and to construct a fictive archaeology.
Student Award May 2019