Alex Tsocanos (b. 1984) is an interdisciplinary artist and educator. With a background in Anthropology, Documentary Studies, Gender Studies, Women's Healthcare, and Social Activism, her research-based practice explores how access to resources and information impact groups and affects one's sense of empowerment and control. She uses a hybrid of photography, video, graphic design, sculpture, performance, independent publishing, social engagement, and fiber art techniques to investigate, experiment with and reimagine subjects through the lens of feminism and the contemporary American landscape.
Tsocanos has been a lecturer and visiting artist at Rhode Island School of Design, SculptureCenter, Oakland University, and the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, MI. Her work has been exhibited in the US and abroad, published in Journal...ment and Bad at Sports, and is included in the Joseph Labadie Collection at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor). She has been an Artist-in-Residence at ACRE Projects (Steuben, WI), and Vermont Studio Center (Johnson, VT), and was awarded a 2014 Education Fellowship at The Wassaic Project and Artist Residency (Wassaic, NY). Tsocanos received her MFA in Photography from Cranbrook Academy of Art and her BA in the self-designed major “Anthropology Through the Visual Arts” from NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study.
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