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  • North Hollywood, CA, USA

Augmenting geology, interpreting landscapes through steel, and deciphering topology are of interest to me. Inspiration comes from the exposure of edges stripped bare, distilled down to an essence.  I try to absorb intersections of moments by studying the instants of growth, passage, and destruction: geologic fractures, glacial erratics, fusion, plate tectonics, and architectural interruptions.  I am interested in observing the minutiae of what could be considered banal, and translating it back into works of meditation.

Alexandria Carrion is a metalsmith and educator based in Los Angeles, California.

As an educator, Alexandria has been Technical Faculty and the Director of the Super Shop in the School of Art at California Institute of the Arts, in Valencia, California since 2005. She teaches steel fabrication, basic woodworking, and safety seminars. Alexandria's pedagogical guidance extends throughout the entire process of student project designs from concept to final realization.

In conjunction with her dedication to education, Alexandria maintains a studio in Los Angeles, California. She has participated in awarded residencies at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, The Banff Centre, and Arteles Creative Center in Finland. Alexandria has been published in American Craft, Detroit Metro Times, and Real Detroit Weekly. She has participated in exhibits at the National Ornamental Metal Museum, Society of North American Goldsmiths, and Haystack Mountain School of Crafts.

A native Californian, Alexandria received her MFA in Metalsmithing from Cranbrook Academy of Art. She also holds a BFA degree in Sculpture and Metals from the University of Texas at Austin, Texas.

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