Alexandra Posen

  SAVAGE   Beeswax and mixed media on paper  20” x 15”  2017  Referencing: Augusta Savage (1892-1962); An African American sculptor of clay and plaster who played a pivotal and role in the Harlem Renaissance.

SAVAGE

Beeswax and mixed media on paper

20” x 15”

2017

Referencing: Augusta Savage (1892-1962); An African American sculptor of clay and plaster who played a pivotal and role in the Harlem Renaissance.

GONCHAROVA 

Beeswax and mixed media on paper

20” x 15”

2017

Referencing: Natalia Sergeevna Goncharova (1881-1962); Russian painter and costume designer, part of futurist movement and deeply influenced by primitivism and Russian folk art.

MATTA

Beeswax and mixed media on paper

 20” x 15”

2017

Referencing: Roberto Matta (1911-2002); Chilean abstract expressionist and surrealist painter of biomorphic forms.

REDON

Beeswax and mixed media on paper

20” x 15”

2017

Referencing: Odilon Redon (1840-1916); French symbolist painter, who described the magic of his work as "the logic of the visible at the service of the invisible".

LANGE 

Beeswax and mixed media on paper

20” x 15”

2017

Referencing: Dorothea Lange (1895-1965); American photographer, famous for her searing and compassionate documentation of the Great Depression.

  MODOTTI    Beeswax and mixed media on paper  20” x 15”   2017  Referencing: Tina Modotti (1896-1942); Italian photographer, who lived a riveting life as a phenomenal photographer, silent film actress and political activist.

MODOTTI 

Beeswax and mixed media on paper

20” x 15” 

2017

Referencing: Tina Modotti (1896-1942); Italian photographer, who lived a riveting life as a phenomenal photographer, silent film actress and political activist.

LUMIERE 

Beeswax and mixed media on paper

20” x 15”

2017

Referencing: Louis Lumiere (1864-1948); One of the Lumiere brothers, French filmmakers and pioneers of early cinema.

PIRANDELLO

Beeswax and mixed media on paper

20” x 15”

2017

Referencing: Luiji Pirandello (1867-1936); Italian Playwright who wrote many farces and participated in the Theater of the Absurd.

SIGNAC

Beeswax and mixed media on paper

20” x 15”

2017

Referencing: Paul Signac (1863-1935); French pointillist painter, a contemporary of Seurat.

BIOGRAPHY

Alexandra Posen is a graduate of Brown University and L'Ecole Jacques Lecoq in Paris. She studied physical and visual theater with an emphasis on mask making and puppetry, which lead to her performance works in the late nineties. In 2000 she began her ongoing wax drawing series, Fields, and soon after co-founded Zac Posen, where as creative director she worked for nearly a decade to establish the label as a global brand.  Alexandra's extensive knowledge of couture fabric and technique has translated into a unique formal language in her recent abstract paintings. Posen's work has been exhibited at Lynch Tam, NYCAMS, Temp Space and The Watermill Center, reviewed in Bullet magazine and featured in numerous blogs.

Alexandra lives and works in Red Hook, Brooklyn.