Artist Information

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Hallowell, ME 04347


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Artist Biography

In a world where the nature of our shared reality is shaped by an endless array of phenomena, the nature of our very existence seems ever more defined by: those phenomena which we believe we understand, and those which we believe cannot be understood. Alexander Gross is an artist who likes to explore the space between that dialectic, questioning that which society believes it understands, and suggesting it may understand more than it feel comfortable admitting to itself.

Alexander is now entering his third year as graduate student in the University of Maine's newly formed Intermedia MFA program. In a long undergraduate career that began in 1997 Alexander has studied Art, Computer Science, Film, Mathematics and New Media. This journey came to an end in 2007 when he received a BA in New Media, with a minor in Discrete Mathematics. An active and constant learner, Alexander, enjoys research and learning new things whenever the opportunity presents itself. Recent subjects of interest include: systems and algorithm manipulation, reverie, pareidolia, apophenia, physical computing, complexity, and many others.

Although still exploring potential outlets and venues for his work, Alexander has recently exhibited work in a variety of exhibitions coordinated through the University of Maine, including the 2008 and 2009 Graduate School Research Expositions, the Intermedia MFA Open House, the Winter 2008 "Freese Pop" exhibition, and the 2009 "Class Action" exhibition. Alexander was also recently honored through his participation in the 130th Artist Residency at the Atlantic Center for the Arts, where he had the opportunity to study with master digital artist John F. Simon Jr. and many other talented and emerging digital artists. As of January 2010 Alexander is pleased to be participating in an artist residency at the International Center for Art and New Technology (CIANT) in Prague, thanks in part to a sponsorship given by the University of Maine, Intermedia MFA program.

As his work continues to evolve, Alexander hopes to be able to further develop an operating space, within and around the sublime potential of systems. One which casts some light on all that is as wonderful, terrible, and awe-inspiring, in the reality we collectively share.