Since 2009, Alice Alexandrescu has side-stepped her way from Military Service to Media Art Education, to Sustainability Activism, to Children and Family Mental Health Work, to Personally Healing as a Veteran. Along the journey, Alice’s connection based media art practice has been charting the mysterious territory of “Behavioral Aesthetics” which she defines as creating aesthetic purpose from the present scenario and materials available. Alice’s approach occupies the interstitium between reality and meaning making. She sources matter for her work based on what matters to her and the immediate social circumstances of an artistic event. Breathing and Personal Defense are her current contemplations.
In 2020 Alice was awarded 3rd place in the National Veterans Art Festival for her piece entitled “888 Paper Cranes,” which she gradually completed while hospitalized for PTSD saying, “during my treatment, crushing waves of emotion, thought and sensation were delicately folded into each crane.” As of 2018 Alice’s work can be viewed on her Instagram where she displays her studio and research methodology as a public living journal in video and photography. She is based in Buffalo, NY.
Courtesy of the artist