The subject of my recent work derives from environmental and cultural sentiments representing the shifting realities of our landscape. I collect detritus such as plastic, metal, wood and glass, and re-purpose them into sculptural compositions. Although the elements are most often commercially produced, the process by which I find and incorporate them into a work comes organically. The objects reference the area in which they are found and presented; owing to a particular place or city yet allowing for a reconsideration of their future. Viewing these concrete objects outside of their predetermined context, allows for this visual and or conceptual abstraction. To expose, acknowledge and play with these elements of degradation means to continue their own trajectory as part of our human story.

Alex Valls was born in 1988 in Miami, FL and raised as a first generation Cuban-American. Graduated from Emerson College with a Bachelors of Science in 2011. Valls is a mostly self-taught multi-media artist with a focus on sculptural and found installation work. She lives and has studio practices in both New York City and Miami, FL. In 2017, Valls started the experimental project space, El Espacio in West Little Havana, Miami FL and co-founded the curatorial collective, Good to Know. 

studio location:

526 W. 26th Street, suite 809
New York, NY 10001

contact: 

vallsalexandra@gmail.com ( last name, first name )  //  305-528-3600

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RELATED PARTICIPATION

 

Pedro Cuni, Artist and Parsons Fine Art Professor

  New York, NY

Studio Assistant and Art History Researcher                                                

 January 2014-October 2014

Bruce Dorfman, Contemporary Artist

New York, NY

Studio Assistant and TA at the Arts Students League

May 2015- May 2016

Art Center: Participant of Eco-Aesthetics

Downtown Miami, FL

Lead by Curator Blanca Del Torre

June 2017

Byrdcliffe Artist Residency

Woodstock, NY

Artist in Residence

August-September 2017

Ginger, Art Magazine:

Nationwide/ Online

Editorial on Plastic Series

Issue 10, Fall 2017

Good to Know/ El Espacio on Ocho:

Director

Goodtoknow.fyi

Curatorial Collective and Experimental Project Space

December, 2017- ongoing

LIA: Leipzig International Artist Residency

Leipzig, Germany

Artist in Resident

April, 2018

 

EXHIBITIONS

 

Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery

New York, NY

Contemporary group show

February 19- 28, 2016

Blank Gallery

Boston, MA

Speed Bag Exhibition

February 2016

Mac Fine Art

Ft.Lauderdale, FL

Cuban Fried Chicken Exhibition

June 26– August 2016

Praxis Gallery

New York, NY

Contemporary Hispanic Artist Exhibition

July- October 2016

Bailey Contemporary Arts Center

Pompano Beach, FL

Re-Produce Exhibition

September- October 2016

West Chelsea Arts Building

New York, NY

Open Studio Show

October, 2016

Faena Forum Procession

Miami Beach, FL

Collaboration with Antoni Miralda

Art Basel; December, 2016

Slideluck Catskills

Catskills, NY

Photography Exhibition curated by Spencer Tunick

August 2017

Byrdcliffe AIR

Woodstock, NY

Artist in Resident Exhibition

August, 2017

United Nations, Peace Boat

New York, NY

Group exhibition of Eco-Art

October, 2017

Caritas Cuba

New York, NY

Benefit for Cuban Foundation

October, 2017

Andrew Edlin Gallery

Basement Group Show

New York, NY

November 2017

El Espacio on Ocho

Good to Know, Group Show

Wayside of Versailles, Art Basel Miami

December, 2017

The Mordes Collection/ WhiteSpace

West Palm Beach, FL

OTB4 Exhibition

March, 2017

Kleinert Gallery

Woodstock NY

Byrdcliffe AIR Group Exhibition

April, 2018- June 2018

LIA, Spinnerei

Leipzig, Germany

Artist in Resident Exhibition

Spring April, 2018

Rata Projects

New York, NY

Skip/ Salvage Exhibition

July- August, 2018

Good to Know

Miami, FL

La Bodega y Más, Art Basel Miami

December, 2018

UPCOMING:

Havana Vieja

Havana, Cuba

Independent Group Show

13th Havana Bienal

April- May 2019

Sure Space Gallery

Minneapolis, MN

Solo Sculpture Show

July 2019