She received her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2005, specializing in large scale cast bronze and iron, conceptually focusing on the figure.
Since receiving her BFA, Alexis has continued to study with glass masters such as Afro Celotto, Pino Signoretto, Richard Royal and Boyd Sugiki.
Alexis has been working full time as an artist since 2006 and she’s currently splitting her time working between Murano and the US.
Her work is included in museums, galleries and private collections throughout the US, Canada, Europe, Russia and the Far East.
Alexis Silk is breaking exciting ground with dramatic new works in blown lass and metal, which are both timeless and thought provoking.
Emerging from the intersection of the artist’s fascination with the human figure, passion for her molten medium, and desire for conceptual expression; her sculptures create new conversation dealing with ideas abouth growth, perception and objectification. Technically, Alexis is pushing the boundaries of what is possible in glass.
Her glass figures are sculpted entirely free-hand, without the use of molds, while the glassi s hot on the end of the blowpipe or punty rod.
The blown glass bodies weight up to 70 pounds and require a team of six skillful assistants to handle the glass while she sculpts it.
Her sculptures combine intrinsic beauty and whimsy with meaningful comment on human nature and society.