ANNE ALEXANDER works in stone, wood and ceramic. She received her BA from Bard College and an MFA from Alfred University in New York State. Solo exhibits include the University of Maine at Farmington, the National Theater in the Dominican Republic, Ithaca House Gallery in New York and, since 1995, at the Caldbeck Gallery. Grants and awards include a Fulbright Senior Scholar Fellowship – with which she studied in the Dominican Republic, two Pollack/Krasner Foundation Grants and several Maine Arts Commissiion Grants. She has attended numerous funded residencies – most recently the Maine Farmland Trust’s Artists Residency at the Joseph Fiore Art Center in September 2017.
Her work explores the form and function of natural material, often using seeds, pods and invertabrate specimens as inspriration. Alexander’s practice considers the relation of nature to the human body, while seeking to connect the viewer to the surrounding natural environment. Her residencies in the Dominican Repbulic introduced her to the ancient work of the Taino Indians, leading her to delve further in symbols of earth and fertility.