WELCOME ALEXANDER MARTIN
TO PRAIRIE CENTER!
We want to welcome Alexander Martin to our residency program. In addition to creating his own work he has assumed part time duties as our printshop program and gallery manager.
Alexander Martin is an artist living and working in Peoria IL. Born in Hurricane West Virginia, He received his BFA from West Virginia University in 2010. He went on to receive his MFA from Bradley University in 2017. In 2015 he co-founded the artist run project space Project 1612. After receiving his MFA Alexander spent a brief time on a residency at T.H.I.Studios in Tottenham North London.
Questions about masculinity, femininity, sexuality, and the stereotypes and stigmas associated with them are what drives the creation of my work. I want to look at the ways in which western culture defines gender and sexuality; scrutinize the patriarchal view that we have on these concepts and better understand the constructs that we as a society have created.