Chloe Alexander, Aiden, 2019, Silkscreen, monoprint, and charcoal, 20 x 20 in.
Experimenting with various matrices from polymer plates to silkscreens and even sanded birch mokulito plates, Chloe Alexander’s multi-faceted approach to printmaking allows her to create unique mixed-media works on paper. Inspired by the rich and high contrast illustrations found in illuminated texts, graphic novels, and children’s fairy tales, Alexander creates whimsical, nostalgia-provoking images that eloquently communicate the unspoken narratives of the figures portrayed.
This week, we’re thrilled to team up with Jamaal Barber of Studio Noize Podcast for an interview with Alexander. In this lively conversation, Barber and Alexander speak about the printmaking scene in Atlanta, including her ongoing residency with The Creatives Project, and dive into the evolution of Alexander’s prints, balancing family life with her art practice, and the ways in which PrintAustin and print-focused exhibits have inspired her to push her work in new directions.
Chloe Alexander, Tension, 2019, Cast handmade paper, and woodcut, 31 x 22 x 8 in.
Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Alexander obtained her BFA in Printmaking in 2010 and an M.Ed in 2014, both from Georgia State University. She has exhibited work nationally, including the Kai Lin Art Gallery in Atlanta, the Amy H. Carberry Fine Arts Gallery in Springfield, MA, and PRIZM Art Fair in Miami, FL, and internationally at the Athens Printmaking Center in Athens, Greece. In addition to her artistic practice, she works as a high school Drawing and Fashion Illustration & Design instructor, and currently serves as a Council Member for the City of Hapeville, GA.
This year, Alexander is one of five artists selected to be part of The Contemporary Print: 5×5, and is also part of PrintAustin’s Trade Portfolio. You can find and purchase her trade prints at printexpo.org/shop through January 30, or view more of her work and purchase directly from her through thehaplessprintmaker.com.
Chloe Alexander, Army of One, 2019. Silkscreen and ink, 22 x 22 in.
The Contemporary Print: 5×5
Presented in partnership with Big Medium, PrintAustin’s 8th annual international juried exhibition, The Contemporary Print: 5×5, is juried by Delita Martin of Black Box Press Studio. This virtual exhibition showcases five works by five contemporary artists from the United States, Australia, and Slovenia, giving us a broad survey of printmaking happening across the globe.
This year’s selected artists include Chloe Alexander (Atlanta, Georgia), John Klosterman IV (Tuscaloosa, Alabama), Oliver Pilic (Kamnik, Slovenia), Laura Post (Fort Worth, Texas), and Cleo Wilkinson (Melbourne, Australia).
View Chloe Alexander’s work along with the other featured artists in our virtual exhibition through February 19, 2021:
Studio Noize Podcast
Studio Noize is a weekly art podcast highlighting artists and creators of the diaspora. Artist and printmakers Jamaal Barber and Jasmine Williams talk with other black artists about their art processes and their lives. They engage with painters, curators, singers, dancers, art directors, collectors, and guests of all disciplines. Studio Noize’s creative conversations motivate and inspire while archiving the voices of contemporary black artists. Listen to new episodes every Tuesday on studionoizepodcast.com.