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Alexa Gerrity (California, 1979) grew up in upstate New York and in ViƱa del Mar, Chile. A presidential scholar at Stanford University, she received a BA in Art History, and in 2009 received an MFA from CalArts. She has studied art at the International School of Painting, Drawing and Sculpture in Italy and at MICA in Baltimore. Parallel to her art practice, she directs commercials and music videos.

Through multimedia, Gerrity obsessively investigates subjectivity, always from the vantage of her gender, as well as an image-maker. This dichotomy, as both the gazed-upon and the gazer, infuses her work with a complex notion of femininity. She employs strategies from psychology, acting, art history, and other fields to investigate the nature of identity. Often using body doubles to portray herself in her video pieces, the artist has dug deep into the vanity and illusion involved in creating a persona, once using a professional casting call in Los Angeles to screen actresses who look like her as a reflexive commentary on her own work.

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