Birds and the Bees, ink and graphite on paper, 18″ x 30″, 2016
Birds and the Bees (Detail)
Hunter, ink and graphite on paper, 20″ x 28″, 2016
Expulsion, ink and graphite on paper, 30″ x 18″, 2016
Home Grown, ink and graphite on paper, 18″ x 28″, 2016
Hung Out, ink and graphite on paper, 20″ x 30″, 2016
Dogwood, ink and graphite on paper, 21″ x 30″, 2016
Of Mice and Magnolias II, ink and graphite on paper, 20″ x 30″, 2016
Rabbit in Flax, ink and graphite on paper, 16″ x 26″, 2016
As our society evolves, so does our relationship with animals. Due to industrialization, factory farming, and massive monocultures, our connection with food sources has been diminished. My interest lies within the roles played by animals, insects, and plants, which increasingly are being overlooked and mistreated. My hope is to encourage a reconnection between consumers and their food sources and to foster a sense of social responsibility.
About the Artist
Freelance artist and arts educator Alexander Landerman of Stevens Point, Wisconsin, received in 2013 a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (UWSP). He majored in 2-dimensional art, with an emphasis on drawing and letterpress, and minored in art history.
Alexander Landerman’s professional experience encompasses apprenticeships at the Seven Hills, SailorBoy, and Arcadian presses; and bookbinding, drawing, papermaking, and printmaking instruction. In addition, he has been a visiting artist-lecturer at UWSP; artist-in-residence at Vermont Studio Center, Johnston, Vermont (2013); and artist-in-residence at Dorland Mountain Arts Colony, Temecula, California (2016). (The images above are from a series Alexander Landerman created during his Dorland residency.)
Since he began exhibiting in 2008, Alexander Landerman has participated every year in numerous group and solo shows throughout Wisconsin. His solo exhibitions include “Haunts” at Chestnut Art Center, Marshfield, and Gallery Q Artist Cooperative, Stevens Point (2015). His group exhibitions include “Figure and Portrait” at Jack Richeson Gallery, Appleton; and “Wildlife Biennial” at Miller Art Museum, Sturgeon Bay (both 2015).
Work by Alexander Landerman is found in the permanent collections of numerous Wisconsin institutions, including Central Wisconsin Cultural Center, Wisconsin Rapids; Flyways Waterfowl Museum, Baraboo; Great Northern Distilling, Stevens Point; Marshfield Clinic Gallery, Marshfield; Scarabocchio Art Museum, Stevens Point; UWSP College of Professional Studies, Stevens Point; and USWP Print Archive, Noel Fine Arts Center, Stevens, Point.
Among Alexander Landerman’s many honors are a “Best in Drawing” Award from the 43rd Festival of the Arts, Stevens Point (2014); the “Hipstamatic Entrepreneurship Award” ($5,000) from UWSP/Hipstamatic, Stevens Point (2013); a First Place Award at the 29th Annual National Juried Exhibition at North Valley Art Leagues, North State, California (2013); and a Curator’s Choice Award in the nationally juried “Emanation Collective Exhibition” at Linus Gallery, Long Beach, California (2013). His work also has been the subject of articles in Stevens Point Journal, Studio Visit Magazine, Wisconsin Rapids Tribune, and International Contemporary Artist (Volume VI), among others.
Alexander Landerman is a member of the Q Artists Cooperative, which owns and operates a gallery providing opportunities to exhibit and sell regional fine art under a juried system. All artist members are working artists who participate in running the cooperative and in promoting development of individual artists and the growth of fine art throughout the community.
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