Alex.a Polinori. Artist.
My name is Alex.a. And I love art, if you can't tell.
There are so many ways to advocate and speak about what you're passionate about. I just so happen to use paint and canvas. I feel very strongly about social justice and I believe that putting my thoughts down in paint is a perfect combination for a visual and social punch in the face.
I've always been drawing and experimenting with different kinds of materials. Some of my paintings now have been finger painted and I love the texture the pallet knife gives. People are interesting to me, so as long as I can take liberty with their face, I'm happy to screw it up with colors that don't make sense and a just enough of an edge to make people say "really?"
I'm grateful to everyone who has pushed me to pursue my dream and I hope to continue showing, making, and changing. I also hope that you are changed when viewing my art - I don't want it to just be some pretty picture. Sit with it. Dwell in it. Maybe you'll just so happen to find something deep inside you connecting with it.
(I'm tired of the Alexa jokes, so my name is now severed. Sorry, Mom.)
2015 - 2019
Outstanding Senior Student Award, Malone University, Canton, OH
Gerald McFadden Award, Malone University, Canton, OH
Body Politic, Malone Art Gallery, Canton, OH
Time Show, Silo Arts, Canton, OH
Bloom Group Art Exhibition, Patina Arts Centre, Canton, OH
Art Street Goonz, Jupiter Studios, Alliance, OH
Young Blood Art Show, The Hub Art Factory, Canton, OH
Malone University Art Exhibit, Avenue Arts, Canton, OH
RSVP, Malone University, Canton, OH
Combined Ensemble, Malone University, Canton, OH
Complete Pest Solutions Logo, Youngstown, OH
Allie, Cleveland, OH
Map, Youngstown, OH
Rose & Gladiolus, Pittsburgh, PA
Love Your Skin, North Canton Medical Facility, Canton, OH
Barn Mural, Navarre, OH
Boob Tapestry, Canton, OH