Photo Credit: Ned Gerard, Hearst Connecticut Media
Alex Sax is an artist, educator and naturalist who is driven by curiosity and respect for her subject matter. She finds inspiration in nature, history and literature; and the resulting works are enlivened by her proclivity to experiment, collaborate, repurpose, remember, and imagine.
Sax’s multi-media, interdisciplinary works have been exhibited at museums, galleries, art centers, and botanical gardens across the Northeast. Venues have included Pennsylvania’s Museum of American Art and Main Line Art Center; New York’s Wave Hill Public Garden & Cultural Center, Westchester Community College, and Hamilton College; Connecticut’s Silvermine Gallery and Flinn Gallery; New Jersey’s Montclair University and Brodsky Gallery; and Maine’s Jewish Museum, Portland Museum of Art, University of Southern Maine, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Whitney Art Works, Spring Gallery and Sculpture Garden, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, University of Southern Maine, and University of New England. Her site-specific installation, “Turtle Migration,” was created for Learners and Leaders School in Queens, NY, and was commissioned by The School Construction Authority and New York City Percent for Art.
In addition to pursuing her own creative practice, Sax has spent over two decades instructing college students in the fields of painting, drawing and design. She has also been a Visiting Artist at schools and universities from Maine to Virginia. Sax was granted Artist Residencies at The MacDowell Colony for the Arts in Peterborough, NH in 1999 and 2001, and at Weir Farm in Wilton, CT in 2003. She won the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts Visual Art Fellowship in Sweet Briar, VA four times from 2002-2006. She has curated projects for Portland, ME-based institutions including Whitney Art Works and Space Gallery. She currently serves on the board of Speedwell Projects in Portland, ME. Alex Sax lives and works in Yarmouth, ME.