Ledges, lithograph, 9" x 13", 2014

Alexis Dwyer is a printmaker, painter, land artist, and art educator.  She earned her BFA in Photography and Printmaking at Columbia College in Columbia, Missouri, and she recently earned her MFA in Integrated Studio Arts at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa.  Alexis's prints have been exhibited nationally in group, solo, and juried exhibitions, as well as internationally in Hong Kong.  In 2015 she received the Focus: Artist Grant Award from Iowa State University and the Award of Excellence: Emerging Artist at Art Slam 2015 in Dubuque, Iowa.  Alexis also participates in collaborative projects and art festivals, and she is the Vice President of the University Print Society at Iowa State University and a member of the Monotype Guild of New England.

The artist writes, "My work is a response to my experiences in the outdoors.  I am struck by the interconnections of all life on this planet.  I work to understand and interpret the energy and life found within an ecosystem with the use of color, shape and pattern.  I hope to give the viewer a deeper sense of the wonder that can be felt in nature.

I feel that the process of printmaking reflects the processes of the natural world.  Rain and wind weathering the earth is reflected in the process of carving or etching away a plate.  The ability to add and change the layering of plates is similar to the ebb of life and energy within an environment."

Alexis C. Dwyer's website

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