Alexandra Salazar was born in Caracas, Venezuela. Studied Graphic Design at the Design Institute of Caracas, studied in the Art Institute of Dallas, and for many years when to art courses in the Boca Raton Art school Museum. Works in Artwise Gallery in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Has exhibited in several exhibitions in the USA, including the Arts School Museum in Boca Raton, Florida. She has also won artistic merits in the Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery exhibition in Florida.
Creating art out of ordinary objects, which through their unique significance and history and my imagination acquire a life of their own, is how I reaffirm that the simplest things in life are those through which we attain the greatest pleasures. The tiny grandma pot, a hot cup of coffee, the chair that offers rest, a bicycle to move at one’s own pace, a piece of luggage, the undisputed trip companion, a sewing machine, among others, are part of our lives and yet we let them become unnoticed…
Few things should be disposable. I am in love with the concept of repurposing something old into something new. Even when I don’t know the history of a particular object, I still identify it with my own experiences and assign a unique story to it.
My artwork is a mix of those daily objects, so simple and yet so profound, with discarded materials such as magazines, newspapers, pictures, art papers, fabrics and lots of color. My art, like life itself, is a collage of assemblies that tell their own story.
I am motivated by the idea that the spectator may identify or create his own story through my creation. At the end of the day, creation of a story or an object is the ultimate expression of liberty, and one that can never be taken away from us.
EXHIBITIONS AND AWARDS
2016 Coral Spring Museum, Award Recognition, Coral Spring, Fl.
2015 Invitational Exhibition, Boca Raton Museum Art School, Fl
2015 Artcycle Exhibition, Coral Gables Museum, Coral Gables, Fl.
2014 Red Dot, Dejavu Art Gallery, Art Basel week, Midtown, Fl.
2014 Juried Exhibition, Cornell Museum of Art, Del Rey Beach, Fl.
2013 Group exhibition, “Art Basel Week”, Espitia Gallery in Wynwood Art District, Miami, Fl.
2013 Group exhibition, “Earth”, Espitia Gallery in Wynwood Art District, Miami, Fl.
2013 Group exhibition, “Miracle”, Espitia Gallery in Wynwood Art District, Miami, Fl.
2013 Figurative exhibition, Boca Raton Art School, Boca Raton, Florida.
2012 ART 2012, Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery, Boca Raton, Florida, Judge’s Recognitions.
2011 Juried Group Exhibitions of Small Works, Lauderhill Arts Center, Lauderhill, Fl.
2011 Adult exhibition, Boca RatonMuseum of Art School, Boca Raton, Florida.
2010 Coral Spring Museum of Art, Artist Guild Exhibition, Coral Spring, Florida.
2010 Student exhibition, Boca Raton Art School, Boca Raton, Florida.
2010 Collective Exhibition, “Art 2010”, Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery, Boca Raton, Florida.
2010 Auction Developing Smiles , Ritz-Carlton, South Beach, Florida
2009 “Artistic Visions: On, Over and Off the Edge of our World”, Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, Florida.
2009 Collective Exhibition, Boca Raton Art School, Boca Raton, Florida.
2009 Collective Exhibition,” Annual Adult Student’s Exhibitions”, Boca Raton Art School, Boca Raton, Florida.
2008 Collective Exhibition,” Art 2008”, Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery, Boca Raton, Florida. Honorable Mention.
2008 “11th, Coral Springs Open Juried Art Exhibition”, Coral Springs Center of Art, Florida.
2008 Collective exhibition, Art Formz Gallery, Miami Design District, Florida.
2007 “ Art Florida 07 Exhibition”, Art Serve, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
2007 Auction, Arquidiocese of Miami, Miami, Florida.
2007 Auction, Smiles of Hope, Newman Marcus, Coral Gables, Florida.
2007 Solo Exhibition, Science of Mind Center, Boca Raton, Florida.
2007 “Abstractions Exhibition”, Broward Art Guild, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Judge’s Recognitions.
2006 Collective exhibition, “Small Works Exhibition”, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Third Place Award.
2006 Collective Exhibition, “Summer Artist”, Spaces for Art, Miami , Florida
2006 Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton High School, Third juried Art Exhibition, Boca Raton, Florida.
2006 Boca Raton Museum of Art, The Artist Guild and the Courtyard Building, Boca Raton, Boca Festival Days 21st Annual Juried Exhibition, Boca Raton, Florida.