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BORN

1992   COLORADO

 

EDUCATION

2018    Bachelor of Fine Arts, Metropolitan State University of Denver, Denver, CO

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2019    Natura Obscura, Museum of Outdoor Arts, Englewood, CO (Opens January 2019)

2018    The Denver Pancakes & Booze Art Show, Exdo Center, Denver, CO

            Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Benefit Show, Temple, Denver, CO   Get It For Cheap (GITF), Dateline, Denver, CO

            Metropolitan State University BFA Thesis Exhibition Spring 2018, “Idiosyncratic Kaleidoscope”, Center for Visual Arts, Denver, CO

            Indras (Bobby McGee), X Bar Gallery Space, Denver, CO

2017    Budding: Locally Grown Art Vol. 1, Spectra Art Space, Denver, CO Bullshit Bath, Performance, Gallery 199, Denver, CO

            Body as Sign, Metropolitan State University of Denver, CO

            Roles, Metropolitan State University of Denver, CO

            40 Drawings, Metropolitan State University of Denver, Denver, CO

2016    40 Drawings, Metropolitan State University of Denver, Denver, CO

            Dreamscapes, The River Power Yoga, Denver, CO

            Time, Archive and Document, Metropolitan University of Denver, Denver, CO

            Text as Object, Metropolitan Sate University of Denver, Denver, CO

            Display and Contain, Metropolitan State University of Denver, Denver, CO

2015    Biomimicry, Metropolitan State University of Denver, Denver, CO

            Photomontage, Metropolitan State University of Denver, Denver, Colorado

2014    (Blank) is a Work of Art, Metropolitan State University of Denver, Denver, CO

           Juxtaposing Spaces, Metropolitan State University of Denver, Denver,

2013    Mixed Messages, Metropolitan State University of Denver, Denver, CO

2011    AP Studio Art Exhibit, Outlet Mall Castle Rock, Castle Rock, CO

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE  

2018   Natura Obscura, Museum of Outdoor Arts, Englewood, CO

           Natura Obscura, Cherry Creek Arts Festival, Denver, CO

           Pink Progression, Center for Visual Arts, Denver, CO

           Internship: Design and Build Program, Museum of Outdoor Arts, Englewood, CO

           Arttopia, Denver, CO

          Northglenn Art Parade, Northglenn, CO

          Indras Web Installation, XBAR Gallery, Denver, CO

2017   Filthy Rainbow (Solo Exhibition Lisa VonKoch), Core New Art Space, Denver, CO

2016   Peace Jam, Denver, CO

           Body Painting for Children, Denver, CO

           

PUBLISHED WORK

2018  “Idiosyncratic Kaleidoscope,” Metropolitan State University BFA Thesis Exhibition Spring 2018, Issue 1.

          “She’s No Longer Sexual,” Artist Portfolio Magazine Online Blog, March 2018

          Artist Portfolio Magazine Top 10 Competition: “Various Works” https://artistportfoliomagazine.blog/2018/03/08/alexandra- debenedictis-10-art-competition/ , March 8, 2018 

           “Glitter, Fur & Drag.” Metrosphere: MSU Denver Student Magazine, Vol. 36, Issue 5, March 2018, pg. 30-31

2012   “Clouds,” Progenitor 2012: Art & Literacy Magazine Vol. XLVIII, Spring 2012, P.40

 

CURATORIAL PROJECTS

2018    Metropolitan State University BFA Thesis Exhibition Spring 2018, Center for Visual Arts, Denver, CO

 

AWARDS AND GRANTS

 2018    Nagel Art Thesis Award, Denver, CO

 

LECTURES ATTENDED

2017    A Year with Ai Wei Wei Ribbon Cutting, Reception, Curator’s Talk, McNicols Civic Center Building, Denver, CO

           Derrick Velasquez Artist Talk, Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, Denver, CO

           A Talk with Thomas Evans, RedLine, Denver, CO

           A Talk with Frankie Toan, Metropolitan State University of Denver, Denver, CO

           A Talk with Ryan Wayde Ruehlen, Metropolitan State University of Denver, Denver CO

            Gifts of Hope, Infinity Park Event Center, Denver, CO

2016    A Talk with Alex Grey and Allyson Grey, “How Art Evolves Consciousness”, Boulder’s Integral Center, Boulder, CO

2014    Artist Talk with Michael Jones McKean, Center for Visual Arts Denver, Denver, CO