Maine artist, Alex Rheault, is comfortable working in different media. Her paintings, drawings, and photographs have been seen at the Patricia Ladd Carega Gallery since the 1980's when Rheault was a member of the Washington, DC stable. Most recently on view at the gallery have been several new and creative installations: "Apron Rules","See Through Decompositions" and finally "Best in Show". These works have been fresh, original as well as challenging.Visitors to the gallery have been intrigued by these pieces that are fresh, original and challenging. Rheault is also a published cartoonist whose work appears regularly in a Florida newspaper.
Rheault is a graduate of L'Academia di Costume e Moda, Rome, Italy (Art history and costume), Parsons School of Design, New York City (BFA in illustration), Fashion Institute of Technology, New York City (Millinery design), Maine College of Art, Portland, Maine (Intermediate and advanced photography; stop-motion animation), SALT Institute for Documentary Studies, Portland (Documentary Photography) and Vermont College of Art, Union Institute and University, Montpelier, VT (MFA in Visual Arts).
Excerpted from her Artist Statement:
My desire to make art derives from longings to experience and interact with different materials, to expand, situate and free ideas and thoughts thorough these materials. I consistently explore process, which is intrinsic and essential to my work. My work may include an interactive aspect, because I value the participation of others and want to offer the opportunity to experience the work beyond the four walls. Seeing, memory, cultural preconditioning and imagination all contribute to my work.