Contact: alixg017 AT gmail.com

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. Her work has been exhibited nationally, including in Texas, Pennsylvania, and North Carolina. Currently, she is a launch fellow at La Mecha Contemporary Gallery. She lives and works in El Paso, Tx. 

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.