BFA Jewelry/Metal Arts, 2009
Alexis Myre studied mathematics and industrial design before moving to San Francisco to complete her Jewelry / Metal Arts degree, which she did with high distinction.
She received a faculty Honors Award, the Martin Streich Emeritus Scholarship, and the Susan Wood Memorial Scholarship.
Following graduation, Myre moved to New York to work as a studio assistant for American painter and printmaker Pat Steir, who also is the founding board member of Printed Matter bookshop and Heresies magazine.
She was awarded a Windgate Fellowship, which allowed her to spend a summer in Abiquiu, New Mexico, as well as a month-long residency in Rajasthan, India.
Myre will also be honored as a featured artist in the first exhibition solely representing the work of Windgate Fellows. The exhibition, Taking Shape: Celebrating the Windgate Fellowship, will open at SOFA Chicago (Sculpture Objects Functional Art + Design) in October 2013.
Myre has worked collaboratively with poet Anne Waldman, a prominent figure in the beat poetry generation; video producer/director Ed Bowes, and musician Ambrose Bye.
Her multimedia sculpture, jewelry, drawings, and wall pieces have been shown nationally: Brooklyn Waterfront Artist Coalition, Charming Wall gallery in New York, Society of North American Goldsmiths, American Craft Council Exposition, and The Kaas Bagh Artist Space in Jodhpur, India.