Photo of Alex Anderson heart ceramic.

Alex Anderson

Residency Years: 2021
Posted in: Past Artist, Past Visiting Artist


Alex Anderson, an LA-based artist working in ceramics and painting, tackles fabricated absurdities and contradictions of everyday life. By combining cheerfully twee aesthetics with macabre symbolism—like a pink body dripping gold, leaning over its severed head—Anderson commits himself to revealing dichotomies of the human experience. He explores themes such as racism, narcissism, and our desperation for perfection by updating classical mythology through a contemporary, social media-saturated lens.