Alix Gaytan is a Mexican-American artist born in El Paso, TX. She earned her BFA from the University of Texas at El Paso with a major in painting and a minor in printmaking. In 2022, she completed her MFA from the Pennsylvania State University with a concentration in painting and drawing. During her graduate studies, she became a Dedalus Foundation Fellowship nominee and co-curated her first exhibition at the Robeson Galleries. In 2023, she was awarded the La Mecha Contemporary Fellowship. Currently, she is an artist and educator at El Paso Community College and the University of Texas at El Paso, where she continues exploring her artistic journey via creation, advocacy, and community. Her work has been exhibited nationally, including in Texas, Pennsylvania, and North Carolina
Gaytan’s current work explores the abject and its relation to irrational human behavior. She creates images of insect humanoids forever confined in their constant fragmentation within chaotic atmospheres. By employing painting, drawing, and printmaking techniques, bodies and backgrounds coalesce into an attraction-repulsion frenzy. Ultimately, her ambition is to offer a visual testament to the durability of the human mind and its never-ending metamorphosis.
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