Visual artist Alex Dodge lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. His studio practice has consistently explored the promise of technology as it interacts with and shapes human experience. His work is deftly located between new media and traditional fine art disciplines including painting, printmaking and sculpture. His work is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Fine Arts Boston. He holds degrees from RISD (BFA, Painting) and New York University, Interactive Telecommunication Program (MPS).
Much of Dodge’s work has been made possible by relatively recent technologies like 3D modeling, computer programming and digital fabrication techniques, yet he continues to firmly hold onto physical and often historical art making techniques as a means of mediating what these new tools are capable of. As an artist and technologist Dodge feels that the current pace and rapid intervals of technological development can often promote a skewed perspective of our culture from which the present moment can appear so charged with rapid change that we often lose sight of our place in a larger historical landscape.
Recent technologies have given Dodge the ability to ask questions that might not have been possible otherwise. His desire to use such tools and techniques in the service of more or less traditional drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture has offered grounding for a more sustainable practice with forms that are often more accessible to the viewer. Humor as well as cultural critique are woven into the work with varying degrees of subtlety.
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