Artist Statement

The Artist

My imagery comes from real life experiences, animals, places, tales and memories. I’m inspired by the many mediums which let me create a variety of scenes, from landscapes to flowing shapes. Using and combining acrylic, oil, charcoal, encaustic and printmaking – each evoke a different aspect of the subject for me.

My art allows me to have fun, sometimes to tell a story with all the details, and sometimes to be abstract and play with visual memory.

Exhibitions and Press

The Artist

Downtown Doors
Madison, WI – Summer & Fall  2019

Below the Surface
Brewery Pottery Studio, Mineral Point, WI – June 2019

Art on the Trail
National Ice Age Scenic Trail, Fern Glen Segment, WI – May, 2019

Creatures, Places and Memories
Ballweg Gallery at the Goodman Center, Madison, WI – January 2018

The Art of Grief
Duluth Art Institute, Duluth, Minnesota, November 4 – December 1, 2017

13th Annual Regional Juried Exhibition
Freeport Art Museum, Freeport, IL, November 11, 2016 – February 18, 2017

59th Annual Beloit & Vicinity Exhibition
Wright Museum of Art, Beloit
, Wisconsin, May 28 – July 28, 2016

Madison Art Guild Summer Salon2nd place award in oils category
University of Wisconsin Hospital & Clinics, Madison, WI, June, 2016

Madison Art Guild: Centenary
Museum of Wisconsin Art, West Bend, Wisconsin, August – November 9, 2014

Midwest Prairie Review Journal, 2014

Overture Gallery III, Beneath the Surface
Madison, Wisconsin, July 8 – September 15, 2013

Madison Art Guild 100th Anniversary Show
Promega Corporation, Fitchburg, WI, February – December 2013

Madison Art Fair on the Square
Capitol Square, 
Madison, Wisconsin, July 14 – 15, 2012

Kaleidoscope, Wisconsin Visual Arts
Pyle Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI, June, 2012

2011 Wisconsin Artists Biennial
Anderson Art Center, Kenosha, WI, June 26 – August 7, 2011

2011 Dane County Calendar, month of January
Dane County Cultural Affairs Commission
Madison, Wisconsin, January, 2009

Madison Art Guild Summer Salon
University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI, June – July, 2010

Commonwealth Gallery, Wallpatch
Madison, Wisconsin, October, 2002.

I Due Art 4 You The Fun Show
Chicago, Illinois , September, 1998

Madison Art Center, Art in Bloom
Madison, Wisconsin , May, 1998

The 20th Annual Alfred Outdoor Light Exhibition, Neon & Light
Alfred, New York, May, 1998

University of Wisconsin Invitational Outdoor Exhibition
Madison, Wisconsin , April, 1998


The Artist

Kewaunee Academy of Art, Algoma, WI Fall 2011 to Spring 2012

Edgewood College, Madison, Wisconsin, Art Major, 2007 to 2008

University of Wisconsin-Madison, Fine Arts Major, 1997 to 1999

University of Wisconsin-Madison, Master of Science

Urban & Regional Planning, graduated 1994

University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign, Bachelor of Science

Urban Planning graduated 1991


The Artist

Born in 1969 and raised in suburban Chicago, Alex now lives in Madison, Wisconsin, where she keeps busy as a land use planner and raising a family of twin boys, and an ongoing variety of rescue dogs.