Alessandra Expósito in Conversation with her Therapist
Join us on January 9 at 8 pm as Alessandra Expósito and her Licensed Psychotherapist explore recurring themes in her paintings, sculptures and dreams including common childhood maladies, girly animal trophies, pet names for dogs, and the joy of eBay. The looming spectre of death haunts her work while a lifelong love affair with hypochondria lightens the proceedings.
Alessandra Expósito received her MFA from the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers in 1998 and has shown in numerous group exhibitions in New York City and beyond. She has been awarded residencies at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, the McDowell Colony, and the Marie Walsh Sharpe Studio Space Program. Museum exhibitions include the Brooklyn Museum, Jersey City Museum, El Museo del Barrio, the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, Ct., and 21C in Louisville, Kentucky. In 2005, she received the Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Foundation Award and the Purchase Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In 2007, she received a New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship in sculpture. Her work has been reviewed in The New York Times, Time Out and The Village Voice.