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Shardé N. Alexander

Bio

Shardé Alexander is a visual artist working between the regions of Riverside County,  California (Tongva, Cahuilla, & Luiseño lands) and Los Angeles County, California (Chumash & Tongva lands).

 

Experimenting with video, installation, photography, audio, and other mediums, she explores the complexities of love, girlhood, sanctuary, and adultification deriving from self lived experiences and world view perspectives that directly affect Black female bodies.

 

She currently holds a BA in Studio Art from the University of California, Los Angeles.

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Education

Experience

2020 BFA, Studio Art, University of California, Los Angeles, CA

2020 BFA - Minor, Film, Television, and Digital Media, University of California, Los Angeles, CA

2018 AA, Studio Arts for Transfer, Moreno Valley Community College

2018 AA, Fine and Applied Arts, Moreno Valley Community College

2018 AA, Social and Behavioral Studies, Moreno Valley Community College

Education Coordinator • Mission Inn Foundation • Riverside, CA
March 2022 - Present

Managing and developing various educational programs gearedtoward serving the residents of Riverside. Producing lesson plans for the use of local school districts. Collaborating and outreaching to local nonprofits for development of creative educational experiences for guests and students. Executing grant proposals for funding for future educational projects.

Studio Assistant • Kenturah Davis Studio • Alta Dena, CA

2018 AA, Humanities, Philosophy, and Arts, Moreno Valley Community College

September 2021 – December 2021

Managed a range of admin and production aspects at the artist’s

studio. Served as a liaison with external companies. Managed the

artist’s schedule and assisted with project management.

Exhibitions Assistant • Armory Center for the Arts • Pasadena, CA
Exhibitions

2023

Stone, Star, & Myth - Curated by Monica Juarez, Canoga Park Art Walk, San Fernando Valley, CA

2020

Undergraduate Research Week Multimedia Salon

Unfrayed - UCLA Senior Exhibition

UCLA Undergraduate Juried Exhibition

UCLA Undergraduate Scholarship Show

100 - Senior Show Exhibition

June 2021 - August 2021

Contributed to the research, development, and marketing for the Alison Saar: of Aether and Earthe exhibition. Moderated virtual public programs. Developed and moderated Log in to Emerging Arts Tech with Devon Baur and Peter Wu+.

Media & Production Assistant • Craft in America • Los Angeles, CA
July 2020 - January 2021

Assistant to the Associate Producer. Served as a liaison with external companies. Executed the editing of videos and produced a range of animated graphics for television and social media use. Managed and updated existing social media and website domains.

Digital Media Intern • The Getty • Los Angeles, CA
June 2019 - August 2019

Produced and edited various imaging projects, consisting of up to 300 images, requiring reimaging, color editing, and photoshop correction for the redistribution around The Getty for future exhibitions.

Panels

2020

UCLA New Genres Department Representative - University of California, Los Angeles, CA

Imagine UCLA Arts Transfer Student Event -  University of California, Los Angeles, CA

Imagine UCLA Arts Event -  University of California, Los Angeles, CA

UCLA Arts Admitted Students Virtual Chat: Art Major -  University of California, Los Angeles, CA

Sometimes we lose ourselves.

The goal is to find ourselves

no matter how many times

we do.

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