Alexandra Grant

United States

Alexandra Grant is a Los Angeles-based artist who through an exploration of the use of text and language in various media—painting, drawing, sculpture, film, and photography—probes ideas of translation, identity, dis/location, and social responsibility. Grant frequently collaborates with other artists, writers and philosophers, often going so far as to have specific texts written as the impetus to her intricate paintings and sculptures. She has collaborated with author Michael Joyce, actor Keanu Reeves, artist Channing Hansen, and the philosopher Hélène Cixous, amongst others. Having spent significant portions of her childhood and adolescence living in Mexico, France and Spain, some of the basic questions that fuel her practice are: how do the languages we speak and the images we see form how we think and exchange ideas? how can artists and writers work to create and influence culture in an increasingly technology-driven world?

Alexandra Grant