Artist Clytie Alexander, a member of the influential Southern California artist community of the 60s and 70s, is the subject of an upcoming California Masters film by Dale Schierholt. California Masters is a series of films that will examine the unique artistic history of California art through the stories of the artists that helped shape that history. These intimate portraits offer remarkable insight into the artists’ art and allow them, in their own words, to “set the record straight” on what has influenced, motivated and inspired them. Below is a teaser from Schierholt’s ongoing work with Alexander.
Clytie Alexander’s most recent works are series that focus not only on their surface planes but also on the relationship between the pieces and the space around them. While sharing characteristics with its series each piece is unique and the variations occurring piece to piece create both motion and stillness. Building and modulating color and light and working with “permeable boundaries” Alexander constructs an experience of seeing the walls on which the work is installed and the work as both natural phenomenon and as finely calibrated visual experience.
Born in Lawrence, Kansas, Clytie Alexander was educated in Quebec and Bangladesh where she studied music and dance. She studied art at UCLA.
She is the recipient of awards and grants that include the American Academy of Arts and Letters Art Purchase Award 2003, 2007 and 2013; the Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation Grant, 2005: the Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant, 1993 and 2001; and the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts Studio Program 1998-2016. Her work resides in public collections including the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego; the Getty Research Institute Library, Los Angeles; the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City; the Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
She lives and works in New York and Los Angeles.
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