BIOGRAPHY AND BIBLIOGRAPHY
“Mitchell’s ability to question every aspect of her own motivations emerges in the often darker subcontext of her pieces. In projects like “The Monster Series” and “In My Mind” series, she unabashedly explores her identity, putting her self-doubts on display in amusing, yet tortured, forms. As personal as these pieces are, they are also readily identifiable. Like a modern, comic reworking of deities from Greek mythology, personal foibles become accurate representations of audience members willing to look inside themselves as well.”
“For me Alex is an inspiring embodiment of the Free Resolute Artist, who will never flinch from the demands and challenges of the Great Goddess of Art, and who will never permit herself to restrain her creative freedom, be it as wild or as crazy as you could ever imagine. Alex Mitchell is an artist to the very marrow of her bones.”
“Her way of approaching life and art is intimate and playful. The aesthetic she creates is absolutely unique and original, and deliciously immune to the tendencies inside the world of contemporary artistic creation. Alex treads the paths of her own making. The softness of the childish aesthetics in her work is broken and hardened by the sarcastic humour that tints the work.”
Alex Mitchell is a born storyteller and artist in the process of making a beautiful life. Whether she’s creating sculptures, paintings, or art-books, she delights in discovering new ways of sharing her story.
Shaped by her background in interior design and theater, her artwork is all about loving process, color, materials, and creating harmonious designs. The intensive handwork involved infuses her work with wonderful details that speak of handmade craft.
Her artwork has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in galleries in the United States and in Europe, including the Pedro Serrenho Gallery in Lisbon, the Rita Castellote Gallery in Madrid, the Monkdogz Urban Art gallery in New York City, the Solomon Fine Art gallery in Seattle, and the Hang gallery in San Francisco. In addition, her work is in public and private collections including those of the Portuguese museum Museu de Angra do Heroísmo Arte Contemporânea on the island of Terceira, Azores, and the De Mora-Granados Family Collection in Madrid, Spain. She currently lives and works in Madrid, Spain.
For more information about Alex please refer to her artist statement and resume in the section titled “ARTIST.”
“Disarming Humor, A Look At The Use Of Humor In Art,” artspan.com (January 14, 2014).
“Artist Interview: Alex Mitchell,” Visual Language Magazine, (June 2013, Volume 2 N.6).
“La Originalidad de Alex Mitchell,” www.album-online.com (April 2011).
Me-Monsters Catalog, Galeria Pedro Serrenho, Lisbon, Portugal (October 2009).
Laila Escartín Hamarinen, “El Happy Mundo,” MU (Nº71 – September 2008).
El Happy Mundo Catalog, Galería Rita Castellote, Madrid, Spain (September 2008).
Where Is My Mind? Catalog, Galeria Pedro Serrenho, Lisbon, Portugal (December 2007).
Ed McCormack, “Monkdogz Fires a Bold Opening Volley Across the Bow of the New Season,” Gallery & Studio (Vol.10, No.1 - September/October 2007).
Laila Escartín Hamarinen, “Desde Las Fuentes Más Intocadas y Primarias del Ser,” MU, cover (Nº57 - May 2007).
Laila Escartín Hamarinen, “Alex Mitchell, Una Americana en Madrid,” MU (Nº47 - June 2006).
“Juguetes Quitapenas,” Salir Salir (March 2006).
Paula R. Avendaño, “Muñecos Para Mayores,” El Magazine, El Mundo (January 29, 2006).
Tatiana Macedo, Welcome to the Hidden Life Catalog, Galeria Pedro Serrenho, Lisbon, Portugal (April 2005).
Augusto Carvacho, Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf? Catalog, Galeria Pedro Serrenho, Lisbon, Portugal (October 2004).
“Escultura. Alex Mitchell,” Guía De Madrid, ABC (Nº229 - Jan.30-Feb.5, 2004).
Red Catalog, Junius Productions for the Arts, San Francisco, CA (September 2001).
Anne Crump, “Not in Search of Perfection,” San Francisco Examiner (June 8, 2001).