Alexa Horochowski is Argentinean of Spanish and Ukranian descent, who was raised in remote Patagonia and came to the U.S. as a teenager. She has an MFA in printmaking and photography and is an assistant professor of art at Saint Cloud State University. She has received grants from the Jerome, McKnight and Bush Foundations and is represented by the Monique Meloche Gallery in Chicago and the Braga Menendez Gallery in Buenos Aires.
Her painting influences include coloring books, fairy tale-type illustrations, calligraphy and Japanese wood blocks, and her work often features provocative and ambiguous images of pre-adolescent youths.
Her recent series of large-scale paintings called “The Unicorn in Captivity” will be featured as the inaugural exhibit of the expanded Minnesota Artist Exhibition Program Gallery (or MAEP), as part of the Grand Opening of Minneapolis Institute of Arts.
Celebrate the Grand Opening of the Minneapolis Institute of Art’s Expansion and see the MAEP’s New Galleries on Sunday, June 11. For more information on the MIA’s events, go to “www.artsmia.org”:http://www.artsmia.org.
Listen to the interview with “Horochowski”:http://www.mnartists.org/uploads/news/f6295b614f6a2d70f4e95d7fb85108e6/f6295b614f6a2d70f4e95d7fb85108e6.mp3
The Unicorn in Captivity New paintings by Alexa Horochowski
June 11 – August 13, 2006
Opening Reception Thursday, June 15, from 7-9pm
Artist-led tour Thursday, June 22, at 7pm With Alexa Horochowski
Critics’ Trialogue Thursday, June 29, at 7pm With Margaret Pezalla-Granlund