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Alexandra Valenti is an artist and photographer. She has work in private collections in Austin, Los Angeles, New York, Portland, Nashville, Miami, and New Orleans. She also has prints of her work hanging in 148 rooms at the new Line Hotel in Austin, Texas. Her work has been featured this year on the first season of the HGTV show, "Restored with The Fords", as well as in Elle Decor (US), Elle Decor Italia, and most recently in My Domaine.
When spending time with Alexandra Valenti’s multimedia works, viewers will find imagery that is simultaneously familiar and abstract. These images evoke both a sense of connectivity to the natural world and one of nostalgic reverence for monumental constructions found in ancient cityscapes. The architectural influences from which Valenti pulls inspiration once stood as practical structures that showcased the ingenuity of human design, now existing as artifacts of cultures connected to Alexandra’s family lineage in Italy. In a way, these works are a device which connect her to a family history which is generally known, yet the individual narratives of which still remain mysterious. This work is a subconscious study of the stylistic influences and impulses we inherit from our ancestors, even when their guidance may not actively be sought after. Another important consideration is the inspiration derived from natural spaces. Spaces which show limited signs of infrastructure and are untouched by man, which manifest themselves in the organic palette and shapes featured in these works. The humility and balance found in nature is a repeating theme for Alexandra, which taps into a universal relationship all human beings have with environments which know no sense of time.
Being confronted with grand and majestic imagery, both natural and unnatural, elicit a similar response in us. Sometimes all we desire is for things to be put into a new perspective which inspires us to view the world with amazement and gratitude.
Written by Fred Holston
Preacher Gallery / SOLO SHOW / February2018
The Line Hotel 2017
Soho Myriad 2017
Preacher Gallery, Group Show 2016
Urban Outfitters 2016
Common House 2014 "LIGHT"
Busy Being Gallery "With Love From Texas" 2013
Common House "Together Whatever" 2013
HiFi Gallery 2007