about

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Alicia Genevieve Mikles was born in Syracuse, New York. She graduated from Syracuse University with a B.F.A. Summa Cum Laude with honors. Her work is informed by observation of the natural world, with a focus on two-and three-dimensional forms that often suggest bodies and interior spaces. She is inspired by folklore, fungus, vintage clothing and magazines, medical apparatus, and the body. The movies Belle De Jour and Pan’s Labyrinth, as well as the books Geek Love and Angels and Insects, have provided fertile seeds for her imagination. Influences include Ernst Haeckel, Louise Bourgeois, Meret Oppenheim, Eva Hesse, and Kiki Smith. She has exhibited drawings, paintings, video and sculpture at New York venues including Limner Gallery, 612 Metropolitan, Collective: Unconscious, PS 122, Chashama, A.I.R., and the Knitting Factory, as well as the upstate galleries PostUrban Contemporary Art and KMOCA. Her work has been collected by numerous private individuals, as well as by the Yale University Library. She currently lives and works in the Hudson Valley, where she continues to draw, make prints, and sew strange forms out of burlap, combining her thrifting habit with her art in striking anatomical mash-ups.

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