About the artist

Alex Slade is an artist working in both photography and sculpture. Since getting his MFA from Calarts in 1993 he has been looking at various aspects of the landscape with an eye turned toward the urban system, its economy, and the perceptual field it engenders. His sculptural work employs complex mapping systems as well as architectural interventions to create an awareness of spatial systems. He received a CCF individual artist fellowship in 2006 and a COLA fellowship in 2007. His work was included in Eloi:Stumbling Toward Paradise at the California Museum of Photography, 2007; Utopian Mirage: Social Metaphors in Contemporary Photography and Film at Vassar College, 2007; Tomorrowland, Calarts in Moving Pictures at the Museum of Modern Art, 2006; as well as part of the Liverpool Biennial of 1999, the Prague Biennial of 2003 and the first of the Hammer Museum’s mini-Biennials, Snapshot – New Art from Los Angeles. He is Assistant Chair of Otis College of Art and Design’s Fine Arts program.