Artist Statement
After practicing graphic design for over 30 years, relishing the process of choosing the papers and winning design awards, Annie began to make handmade paper. Living in Arizona is living in texture, bright light and fast drying times. It's the perfect environment for creating handmade paper art. Ann utilizes materials from her environment be they re purposed blue jeans, milkweed, iris, bugs and blossoms from her garden. Textures, light, water, process, pattern and chemistry all intrigue Annie. Paper has the dual qualities of strength and fragility. It's also translucent. The process of destruction and resurrection is a constant fascination.
Annie Alexander creates paper art "Tableaux" (24" x 85") to "Big Bertha"
wall hangings (4 feet x 8 feet). Annie also creates installations that exhibit the translucency, strength and beauty of handmade paper.
Commissions are welcome.
Artist Resume
Exhibitions
2015
Southwestern 100 All Arizona Art Ehibition
Yuma Art Museum, Yuma, AZ
Yavapai Art Museum, Prescott, AZ
The Raven, Prescott, AZ
2014
Shemer Art Center, Phoenix, AZ
Swetlic/Albertson Commission,
Prescott, AZ
'Tis Art Gallery, Prescott, AZ
The Small Art Gallery, Prescott, AZ
2013
Upper Arlington Fiber Exhibition, Ohio
The Small Art Gallery, Prescott,
AZ Textiles & Textures Gallery,
Prescott, AZ
'Tis Art Gallery, Prescott, AZ

Awards:
Textile & Textures Gallery
Best in Show /All Arizona
Art Exhibit
Best in Show
Yavapai Art Gallery
Collections:
Swetlic/Albertson collection
University of Arizona
The National Museum
of Women in the Arts
National private collections
Education:
Undergraduate work:
University of Arizona
Old Dominion University
University of CA/San Diego
Yavapai College
BFA: Prescott College
Many workshops
Happy owner of handmade paper art
"When the Sea Strikes Against the Grassy Shore"