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Alex Close

Graduate Student

Biography

Alex Close completed her BFA at OCADU in Toronto in 2015 and went on to graduate with an MLitt in painting from the Glasgow School of Art in Scotland (2017). Her work deals with post-industrial subject matter and uses kinetic abstraction as a means to walk through a subconscious landscape to collect artifacts and map spaces that then form the basis for future paintings/prints. This visual lexicon is uncovered by working cyclically with sketches, collages, macquettes, and painting, oscillating between pure improvisation and observation. As a painter, her research interests include prototyping and visualization in the early stages of design as well as info graphics and mapping as a tool for creative inquiry. She is very interested in the potential of interdisciplinary research and dialogue to create fresh and relevant questions.