Curriculum Vitae

Education

2009-2011     MFA, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago; Chicago IL; Printmedia

2005-2009     BFA, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago; Chicago IL; Studio Art, Art History, Printmedia, Design

Summer 2006 and Summer 2007 Oxbow School of Art

Professional Experience

2005-Present       Professional Artist, Freelance Design and Marketing; Chicago, IL and Kalamazoo, MI

2012-2015           Marketing Coordinator; 436 Park Corporation aka Park Trades Center and Kalamazoo Enterprise Center; Kalamazoo, MI

2012-2015           Curator; Saniwax Gallery; Kalamazoo, MI

2012-2014           Adjunct Printmaking and Drawing Instructor; Kalamazoo Institute of Arts; Kalamazoo, MI

June- August 2012   Volunteer Coordinator; Park Trades Center; Kalamazoo, MI

2009-2011           Teaching Assistant; The School of the Art Institute of Chicago; Chicago, IL

Professional Qualifications

Creative and analytical professional with a Master of Fine Arts degree. Previously held a full time Marketing Coordinator position. Past work includes Instructor of Art and Department Head position. Works well with a team. Excels in team leading, communication, and research.  Proven experience implementing Marketing Strategy including Digital Marketing Strategy: Web Content Management, Social Media Management,Consumer Engagement Campaigns, as well as Direct Marketing. Proficient in Adobe Creative Suites, Design, Photography, and MS Office.

View Design and Marketing portfolio at www.alexak.com

Skills

Extensive knowledge in Drawing and Painting (materials and techniques) and Figure Drawing and Painting. Extensive knowledge and experience in digital media and digital printing with large scale printers. Proficient in Adobe Create Suite as well as Final Cut, and Microsoft Office. Traditional and experimental printmaking techniques including screenprinting, lithography, intaglio, relief, and monoprint techniques; photographic processes including digital photography, traditional photography, photo-screenprinting/lithography/etching processes. Years of experience working with printmaking equipment including lithography, etching, and flexography presses. Experience in safety training workshops. Bookbinding, papermaking, feltmaking, fiber arts, basic animation.

To review my portfolio please visit www.alexakarabin.com

Select Exhibitions

2016- Kalamazoo Valley Community College; Mind More Than Media; Group Exhibition

2015- Ninth Wave Studio; Kalamazoo, MI; Mind More Than Media; Group Exhibition

2014-    Park Trades Center; Open Studios

2013-    Kalamazoo Institute of Arts; Faculty Exhibition; Group Exhibition

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts; ArtBreak; Lecturer

Ninth Wave Studio and Gallery; Kalamazoo, MI; Group Exhibition

Saniwax Gallery; Kalamazoo, MI; In Circles; Group Exhibition

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts; KIA Fair; Group Exhibition

2012-    Kalamazoo College; Pomegranate Grenade; Poetry Reading, inspired by Alexa Karabin’s work

Kalamazoo Book Arts Center; Kalamazoo, MI; The Illustrated Accordion; Group Exhibition

College of Fine Art at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia; Mind and Reality; Group Exhibition

2011-    Roxaboxen Exhibitions; Chicago, IL; Group Exhibition

Park Trades Center; Kalamazoo, MI; Open Studios in correlation to MAEA

Park Trades Center; Kalamazoo, MI; Art Hop

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago; MFA Thesis Exhibition; Group Exhibition

Sullivan Galleries; Chicago, IL; Calling Out Of Context; Group Exhibition

Peregrine Program Gallery; Chicago, IL; Peregrine Papers; Group Exhibition

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago; Open Studios; Group Exhibition

Sullivan Galleries; Chicago, IL, One Night Stand; Group Exhibition

2009-     The School of the Art Institute of Chicago; Open Studios; Group Exhibition

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago; Response; Group Exhibition

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago; BFA Show; Group Exhibition

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago; This Thing has a Different Life; Group Exhibition

2008-     Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; Chicago, IL; Mapping the Self; Group Exhibition

2006-     Mess Hall; Chicago, IL; Visualizing Aggression; Group Exhibition

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts; ArtBreak; Lecturer

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts; West Michigan Area Show; Group Exhibition

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago; Art Bash; Group Exhibition

2005-       Kalamazoo Art Hop; Group Exhibition

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts; ArtBreak; Lecturer

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts; West Michigan Area Show; Group Exhibition

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts; School; Solo Exhibition

Permanent Collections

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Library; Chicago, IL

College of Fine Art at the University of New South Wales permanent collection; Sydney, Australia

Joan Flasch Artists Book Collection; Chicago, IL

Various Zine Libraries throughout the United States

Various Private Collections throughout the United States