Alexis Arnold is an artist, educator, and curator. Additionally, she is the Art and Event Manager for ArtAround, a non-profit art mapping app and blog. Alexis received her MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2010, as well as a BA in studio art from Kenyon College. Her artwork explores the visual manifestations of time and memory upon objects. Alexis incorporates a range of materials, from casting mediums to found objects, and catalyzes natural processes, such as crystal growth, to inject the objects with a visual history.
Alexis' work has been exhibited throughout the Bay Area and nationally, including The New York Hall of Science, Southern Exposure, The Art Institute of Atlanta-Decatur, Root Division, The SF Center for the Book, Brooklyn Artists Gym, Alter Space, The Crucible, and through the San Francisco Arts Commission Art in Storefronts Project. Alexis' work has received reviews in BuzzFeed.com, Art Practical, The Wall Street Journal, OGlobo.com, Redefine Magazine, ArtSlant.com, Inhabitat.com, Ignant.ed, Beautiful/Decay, The SF Examiner, SF Gate, and KQED's Gallery Crawl Series.
Alexis teaches all ages and subjects, from kindergarten collage to adult mold-making and casting. She loves borrowing ideas or techniques from her own work and other contemporary artists, and bringing them to the classroom, feeling this helps create unique projects for students. Understanding the beneficial influence art can have on child development, Alexis is thrilled to teach through programs like Leap, as well as the SF Arts Education Project.