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Alexandra Grant
About Me:
Alexandra Grant is a text­based artist who uses language and networks of words as the basis for her work in painting, drawing and sculpture. Grant is known as a ‘radical collaborator’ -- it is collaborating that shapes what she does outside of the studio as much as within it. Grant has worked with writers as diverse as hypertext pioneer Michael Joyce, actor Keanu Reeves, artist Channing Hansen, and philosopher Hélène Cixous. Grant’s first solo exhibition at a museum was in 2007, organized by curator Alma Ruiz, at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA). Numerous other shows at museums and galleries have included Grant’s work, including the "2010 California Biennial of Art" at the Orange County Museum of Art, the "Artists’ Museum" at MOCA in 2010­-1, "Human Nature: Contemporary Art from the Collection" at LACMA in 2011, and "Drawing Surrealism," also at LACMA in 2012. Grant is also recognized for her philanthropic grantLOVE project, where she has raised money for arts’ non­profit through sales of her LOVE symbol works. Beneficiaries include the Watts House Project (and the “Love House” project), Project Angel Food, Heart of LA (HOLA), the Craft and Folk Art Museum, and 18th Street Arts Center. Grant is currently working with Cixous on two-­city exhibition called "Forêt Intérieure/Interior Forest," which was inspired by Cixous’s book Philippines. This multi­dimensional project, which includes a residency component and contributions by both Los Angeles-­based and Paris-­based artists, is presented from April 15 to June 28, 2013 at 18th Street Arts Center in Santa Monica, CA and from September 6 to October 20, 2013 at Mains d’Oeuvres in Saint­-Ouen, France. Grant’s new body of work in painting and sculpture "Century of the Self" will be exhibited in the fall of 2013 at USC’s Fisher Museum. For more information on the artist and her projects, please visit: www.alexandragrant.com and www.grantlove.com.
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