I’m an artist, developer, and independent researcher focusing on the development of post-conflict cultural policy, identity regulation, and the intersections between culture and conflict. I was awarded my MA for studying cultural policy, cultural economics and nation branding at King’s College London through the Creative Cities program. I am a strong believer in creative community outreach and dedicate most of my spare time volunteering in the arts and refugee sectors.
My artistic practice is dedicated to overcoming the difficulty of imagining other people and allowing audiences to flirt with objective thought. I am interested in Social Practice and participant-driven work through digital interfaces, primarily using my art as a vehicle to listen to perspectives outside of my own in new, innovative ways.
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2013 MA in Creative Cities (Distinction), Kings College London, England
2011 BFA in 3D, University of Louisville, Kentucky, USA
2011 BFA in 2D, University of Louisville, Kentucky, USA
2019 April, Window of Time, Soul Music and Performing Arts Academy, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
2019 Jan-Feb, #ChorShow, Louisville Ballet/KyCAD, 849 Gallery, KY
2018 Dec, Collider, South Central Library, KY
2018 July, Fusion, TEDxTylerPark, KY
2017 Nov-Dec, Artist in Residence at South Central Library, KY
2017 Nov, Failure in Progress, Zephyr Gallery, KY
2016 March, Time Machine, The Bomb Factory, London, UK
2014 Sept, Powells Gallery, London, UK
2014 Aug, Crete Biennale, Trianon Center, Chania, Greece
2013 Nov, Shoot the Moon, Clifton Art Center, KY
2012 May-Aug, GLASS: A Juried Art Show, Minnetrista, IN
2011 May, Cosmos Means Village, BFA Thesis Exhibition, The Cressman Center, Louisville, KY
2010 July, Concept and Execution, Hite Art Institute, Louisville, KY
2010 Feb, Debut Photographic Alliance RSO Exhibit, Rouge Noir Gallery, Louisville, KY
2010 Feb-March, School of Music Installation, Collaboration with Composer James Young, Louisville, KY
2010 Feb, Louisville 27: Community, The Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY
2009 Sept, Empower, The 930 Gallery, Louisville, KY
2009 Ideas Into Action- Shelter, a presentation of collaborative photographs, The Red Barn, Louisville, KY
2009 July, Empower, Rouge Noir Gallery, Louisville, KY
2009 Apr-May, Collaboration with TARC (Transit Authority of River City) and poet Jak Cardini, TARC Shelter Herr Lane and Westport Village, Louisville, KY
2009, Assistant for Serkan Ozkaya, Drawing the Front Page to be Published for the Louisville Courier-Journal, Louisville, KY Selected Talks/Presentations:
2009 April, Service Learning Expo, Louisville, KY
2009 April, Humanities and the Arts: Cultures & Controversies, Ekstrom Library, Chao Auditorium, Louisville, KY
Viacom Center for Contemporary Art, Hanoi, Vietnam
April 2019 - Topic: Inspiration and self-reflection throughout the works of Vincent van Gogh. Pictures Here.
Culture Geist, IgTV
July 2018 - Topic: Pop culture Inspiration, games, and movies.
South Central Library, Louisville, KY
November 2017 - Topic: Empathetic Listening. Lecture Here.
Zephyr Gallery, Failure in Progress
November 2017 - Topic: Building failure into the artistic process. Listen Here.
Keep Louisville Literary, Radioshow on ArtxFM
June 2017 - Topic: Imagining Other People, collaborative writing and social practice art.
PUBLIC, Radioshow on ArtxFM
July 2016 - Topic: The Future is Now mentorship program as well as my art, practice & production company. Listen Here.
I think, therefore I CREATE; Meet Fine Arts Alumna (11') Alexia Serpentini
September 2015 - Topic: Integrating fine arts into the corporate world & how business informs my art practice
Blind Date, Radioshow/Podcast on ArtxFM
October 2013 - Topic: Collaboration, Compromise, Community, Art.fm. Listen Here.
Kent State University, Class of Dr. Keith Lloyd
September 2012 - Topic: Art as New Language - Canton, OH
Louisville Visual Art Association Digital Media Class
May 2012 - Topic: Event as Art, Object as Artifact - Louisville, KY
Ideas into Action
April 2009 - Topic: Shelter and Photography, Ideas Into Action - The Red Barn, Louisville, KY
Service Learning Expo
April 2009 - Topic: Empower Exhibit and Work - Louisville, KY
April 2009 - Topic: Shelter and TARC Collaboration - Louisville, KY
2018 Jan, Accomplishing Failure, Under Main
2017 Dec, Meet The Artist, Louisville Magazine
2017 Nov, Project 20: Failure in Progress, Zephyr
2016 July 25, The Future Is Now, Artebella
2015 Sept 8, Flowers, Salt, Water, Gravity, Digital Media Week, Artebella
2014 Aug 7, ΣTO MEΓAPO "TPIANON"; EkΘεδn δuyxpovnς τἐxvnς, XANIΩTIKA NEA
2012 Good News, New Glass Review
2011 Sept 21, Staffpicks, LEO Weekly (print)
2010 April 10, Art On Deadline, The Courier-Journal (print)
2009 May 12, Poetry and Art to Steer Louisville Bus Shelters, The Courier Journal (print)
2009 June 5, Community Projects Teaches Fine Art Students More Than Photography, The Louisville Cardinal (print)
2009 May 1, Kid Power Yields Super Portraits, The Courier Journal (print)
TAUGHT CLASSES / MENTOR PROGRAMS
2017 Nov, Storytelling Through Creative Mediums, South Central Library, Louisville, KY
2016 Fall Semester, Photography 01, The Academy, Louisville Visual Art, Louisville, KY
2016 Summer Session, The Future is Now mentorship program, KyCAD & Louisville Visual Art, Louisville, KY
2016 Summer Session, Photography, Summer Camp, Louisville Visual Art, Louisville, KY
2016 Spring Semester, Introduction to Concepts 2, The Academy, Louisville Visual Art, Louisville, KY
2011 Good News, a collaborative photography and glass piece between myself and artist Heather Bauer, archived at the Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, NY
2009 Empower, a collaborative photography exhibit between U of L and St. Joseph Children’s Home, The 930 Gallery, Louisville, KY
2009 Empower, a collaborative photography exhibit between U of L and St. Joseph Children’s Home, Saint Joseph Children’s Home, Louisville, KY
2018 Jan, Regional Scholastic Awards for Photography, Digital Art & Video, Louisville, KY
AWARDS AND HONORS
2014 King's College London MA was awarded as a distinction
2009 The (United States) President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll Award with distinction for our collaborative project, EMPOWER
2009-2010 Hite Scholarship, Full award