Biography & Artist Statement
Alexis Beucler is an artist currently residing in Mason City, Iowa where she is the Visual Arts Instructor and Gallery Coordinator at North Iowa Area Community College. She was born and raised in Florida where she studied studio art and earned a BFA at Florida State University. She currently holds her MFA in Painting & Drawing from the University of Iowa with secondary focuses in Printmaking and Book Arts.
Over the past 5 years, Alexis has featured work in more than thirty domestic exhibitions in Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Indiana, Michigan, and North Carolina. In the spring of 2019 she was invited to participate in the Grant Wood Public Art Residency where she learned best practice skills for murals and community based projects. Since then Alexis has created four murals each scaling more than 20 feet.
My current body of work, Fever Dreams: Butterfly Chasers, Pollinators, Sun Gazers, is a series of paintings and artist books that build a world, magical and real. This world explores identity, sexuality, human futility, anxiety, passion, love. Figures and landscapes merge with Razzle Dazzle patterns— a curious camouflage, a mask. Here, heat intensifies color and figures find themselves and loose themselves. My hopes are to excavate the complexities of this Queering of Space— one that's delicate as a butterfly’s wing, constant as the sun, and rooted in mystery.