The Heart of the Art

An emotional experience rather than the physical reality in my work is to me the heart of what I create, along with the surprise of the unexpected juxtapositions of various materials and the use of color, light and form.  Through my art I create social and political commentary through contemporary images that cover many genres.


 My Art

I have utilized a broad range of media in my work over the years.  From ceramics, oil and acrylic paints, as well as intaglio prints, silkscreen and sculpture just to name a few.   Most recently as seen in the No Holds Barred group  show, I have used collage of mixed medium, which allows me to avoid the limitations of the formal qualities of just one media.  Collage from the French word coller, to glue, the assembly of which different forms create a new whole.  I used collage along with the other forms of materials and techniques creating something more than just collage.  Like a puzzle, I see the pieces coming together as I develop each work by using current images and my free imagination, a creative process free of real conscious control which allows me to create the feeling of intimate spaces that don't exist in reality, new unknown places and themes that reveal themselves as the work progresses ultimately giving social and political commentary for images covering many genres.


My Background

I grew up in a home full of art and creativity with my mother being an artist, art teacher and curator and my father being a scientist, chairman, and teacher.  I attended school in New Jersey until moving to Louisville in the eighth grade.  I attended the Louisville collegiate school and later both Hanover College and the University of Louisville, where I received my BA in psychology and I also pursued a minor in Art.  Currently I work for a nonprofit outpatient mental health provider working with severely emotionally disabled children and their families.  In my free time, I enjoy doing Art at home on my own, and with both friends and my husband.

Thank you for your consideration. 

Alexandra Roisen-Tash


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