About


Alexandra Hood earned her B.A. from Elmira College and currently works in her hometown of Lewiston, Maine. Focusing on realistic oil paintings and graphite portraits, Alexandra frequently explores the subjects of human connection and emotional transparency in her work. The depiction of money flowers, a popular theme in her paintings, reference the delicate relationship between materialism and our expressions of power and love. Alexandra's portrait drawings manipulate the veil placed between the subject and the viewer, expressing or shielding the underlying fragments of our natural selves and peeling back the layers of personal identity. In recent work, her ballpoint pen studies focus on an artist's deliberate observation of familiar subjects in nature. In these drawings she purposefully trains the viewer's eye to otherwise overlooked and intimate details, allowing viewers to truly engage with the subject in front of them without the distractions of modern life. All botanical drawings are created on a light green cotton rag paper with deckled edges, creating a synergy between material and subject matter.

Alexandra Hood has been included in multiple solo and group exhibitions between Maine, Upstate New York, and New York City. Alexandra currently works at Bates College as the Olin Arts Center Operations Supervisor.

Contact via email - alexandra@alexandrahood.com

Photo Courtesy of Joshua Pribanic

Photo Courtesy of Joshua Pribanic

Education

BA Studio Art - Elmira College 2015

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

2015-2017
Bates College Olin Arts Center Operations Supervisor
Bates College Arts Collaborative
Art Walk Committee (Lewiston, Maine)

2015-16        
GypsyLew Theater Company - Board of Directors

2015
The ARTS Council Public Art Committee Intern, Corning, NY
Connie Zehr (artist) Assistant, Horseheads, NY
Elmira College "Arts Alive" Committee Student Representative

2013-15    
Elmira College Professor's Assistant - Marc Dennis
Elmira College Gallery Director's Assistant

2014         
Elmira College Art History Tutor

Solo show for L/A Art Walk 2016 at Forage Market

Solo show for L/A Art Walk 2016 at Forage Market

curriculum vitae


Photo Courtesy of Jan Kather

Photo Courtesy of Jan Kather


Awards & Recognition

2017
Uplift LA's 40 Under 40 Award Recipient for "Creative Genius"
Nominated and awarded to the top 40 young professionals in Lewiston-Auburn, Maine

2016
Uplift LA's 40 Under 40 Award Recipient for "Education"
Nominated and awarded to the top 40 young professionals in Lewiston-Auburn, Maine

2015       
Elizabeth Anne Graham '42 Prize, Elmira College
Helen Hitchcock Bjorvand Drawing Prize, Elmira College
3rd Place, Elmira College Senior Art Exhibit
Arts Alive 2015 Juried Show Winner, 
Elmira College
Featured on Friends of CCLD 2015 Poetry Gallery
Inappropriate References: A Lecture on Art by Alexandra Hood ‘15, Elmira, NY

2014      
3rd Place, Elmira College Term III Student Show

2013      
3rd Place, Elmira College Term III Student Show
Elmira College Mary Lou Parella '65 Prizewinner

2009-2010      
1st PlaceMercedes Gastonguay Student Show, USM LAC, Lewiston, ME
2nd PlaceMercedes Gastonguay Student Show, USM LAC, Lewiston, ME

2009     
Scholastic Art Award SIlver Key, Heartwood College of Art, ME

Solo + Group Exhibits

2017
August L/A Art Walk, The Vault, Lewiston, ME
July L/A Art Walk, Chill Yoga, Lewiston, ME
June L/A Art Walk, Ben's Burritos, Lewiston, ME
May L/A Art Walk, Rinck Advertising, Lewiston, ME
For The Love of Art, Kimball Street Studios, 191 Lisbon St., Lewiston, ME

2016
L/A Art Walk, Poise Yoga Studio, Lewiston, ME
Artist of the Month Solo Show, Center Street Dental, Auburn, ME
L/A Art Walk, KaitLavin Photography & DesignAuburn, ME
L/A Art Walk, Forage Market, Lewiston, ME
The Stars Look Very Different Today, Downtown Handmade & Vintage, Lewiston, ME
For The Love of Art, The Studio, 291 Lisbon St., Lewiston, ME

2015
L/A Art Walk, KaitLavin Photography & DesignAuburn, ME
Senior Art Exhibit, George Waters Gallery, Elmira College, NY
Self Portraits, One Month Solo Show, Gannett Tripp Library, Elmira College, NY
Area Artists 2015, Atrium Art GalleryLewiston, ME
January Student Show, George Waters Gallery, Elmira College, NY

2014   
Traverse: Two Galleries, One Show, The Houghton Gallery, Corning, NY
Traverse: Two Galleries, One Show, The Gallery @ The ARTS Council, Corning, NY
Sketchbooks, Daybooks, and Journals, Gannett Tripp Library, Elmira College, NY
Solo Exhibit, Gibson Theater Lobby, Elmira College, Elmira, NY
L/A Art Walk, Downtown Handmade & Vintage, Lewiston, ME
Babes, Bubbles, and Neanderzons, Superfine, Brooklyn, NYC
Elmira College Student Paintings and Drawings, Community Arts of Elmira, NY
Term III Student Show, Tifft Lounge, Elmira College, Elmira, NY
January Student Show, George Waters Gallery, Elmira College, NY

2013      
Term III Student Show, Tifft Lounge, Elmira College, Elmira, NY
January Student Show, George Waters Gallery, Elmira College, NY

2012      
Parents’ Weekend Show, George Waters Gallery, Elmira College, NY
January Student Show, George Waters Gallery, Elmira College, NY

2009-10     
Mercedes Gastonguay Student Show, USM LAC Art GalleryLewiston, ME   
Scholastic Art Awards, Heartwood College Art Museum, Kennebunk, ME