Alex Valls

Term: April 2018

Alex Valls was born in 1988 in Miami, FL and raised as a first generation Cuban-American. Graduated from Emerson College with a Bachelors of Science in 2011. Valls is a mostly self-taught multi-media artist with a focus on sculptural and found installation work. She lives and has studio practices in both New York City and Miami, FL. In 2017, Valls started the experimental project space, El Espacio in West Little Havana, Miami FL and founded the curatorial collective, Good to Know.

The subject of my recent work derives from environmental and cultural sentiments representing the shifting realities of our landscape. I collect detritus such as plastic, metal, wood and glass, and re-purpose them into sculptural compositions. Although the elements are most often commercially produced, the process by which I find and incorporate them into a work comes organically. The objects reference the area in which they are found and presented; owing to a particular place or city yet allowing for a reconsideration of their future. Viewing these concrete objects outside of their predetermined context, allows for this visual and or conceptual abstraction. To expose, acknowledge and play with these elements of degradation means to continue their own trajectory as part of our human story.


2011 Emerson  College Boston, MA Bachelor of Science, Integrated Marketing Communications, Minor: Sociology

Related Participation:

2017 Byrdcliffe Artist Residency Woodstock, NY, Artist in Residence
2015-­2016 Art Center: Participant of Eco-­Aesthetics Downtown Miami, FL, Lead by Curator Blanca Del Torre
2014 Bruce Dorfman, Contemporary Artist New York , NY, Studio Assistant and TA at the Arts Students League
2014 Pedro Cuni, Artist and Parsons Fine Art Professor, NewYork, NY Studio Assistant and Art History Researcher January


2018 The Surf Lodge Hotel Summer Show Montauk, Long Island, NY

2018 The Mordes Collection West Palm Beach, FL Group Show
2018 Kleinert Gallery Woodstock NY, Group Show

2017 El Espacio on Ocho Good to Know, Group Show Art Basel Miami
2017 Andrew Edlin Gallery Basement Group
2017 Caritas Cuba New York, NY, Benefit for Cuban Foundation
2017 United Nations, Peace Boat New York, NY, Group exhibition of Eco-­‐Art
2017 Slideluck Catskills Upstate, NY, Photography Exhibition curated by Spencer Tunick

2016 Faena Forum Procession Miami Beach, FL, Collaboration with Miralda Art Basel
2016 West Chelsea Arts Building New York, NY, Open Studio Show
2016 Bailey Contemporary Arts Center Pompano Beach, FL, Re-­ProduceExhibition
2016 Mac Fine Art Ft.Lauderdale, FL, Cuban Fried Chicken Exhibition
2016 Praxis Gallery NewYork, NY, Conte
2016 Blank Gallery Boston, MA, Speed Bag Exhibitionmporary Hispanic Artist Exhibition
2016 Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery New York, NY, Contemporary group show