Art Résumé

Artist Statement

Alexandra Constantinou’s work focuses on the human element of science: cultivating traditions and superstitions; how people influence and are influenced by research; and in what way discoveries impact humankind. Over time, she has experimented with different media, including artists’ books, embroidery and video.

Constantinou constantly gravitates towards the science of space and humans’ exploration of our Moon, solar system and beyond. To the general public, science may seem clinical and detached from the wider world, but science is done by and for humans. People bring their backgrounds, interests and beliefs, which affect how science is done. Traditions build over time and can be acutely seen in the world of space exploration. Special meals and games before launches, personal items specially chosen for long-duration missions, messages traveling to interstellar space – these all happen because of the people who are involved in these scientific endeavors. Alexandra Constantinou seeks to discover and share these human elements through her artwork.

Shows

2020

Hot & Sweaty 2020, 500X, Dallas, TX
CREATE + PROTECT: Fashioning Safety in Times of Pandemic,
Fort Worth Contemporary Arts, Fort Worth, TX

2018

The Art of Planetary Science, Annual Meeting Division for Planetary Sciences, Knoxville, TN

2017

The Art of Planetary Science, Lunar & Planetary Laboratory, Tuscon, AZ
Fort Worth Indie Film Showcase, Fort Worth, TX

2016

Raw Talent, 500X Gallery, Dallas, TX
2016 FWCAC Biennial, Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Fort Worth, TX
Major Tom’s Life on Mars, East End Studio Gallery, Houston, TX
Spring Juried Student Art Show, Moudy Gallery, Fort Worth, TX
Oh Snap! 3, College of the Mainland Art Gallery, Texas City, TX
Research and Creative Activities Festival, Bob Schieffer College of Communication, Fort Worth, TX
Student Research Symposium Art Competition, TCU College of Science and Engineering, Fort Worth, TX
SketchLook Collection, Rochester Public Library, Rochester, NY
We The Explorers, OSIRIS-REx, Asteroid Bennu
Beyond The PageBridport Arts Centre, Dorset, UK

2015

The Fort Myers Film Festival, Fort Myers, FL
Research and Creative Activities Festival, Bob Schieffer College of Communication, Fort Worth, TX
The Zine Society: Library, Central Trak, Dallas, TX

2014

Where Ends Meet, Moudy Gallery, Fort Worth, TX
Student Research Art Competition, TCU College of Science and Engineering, Fort Worth, TX
Extremely Shorts Film Festival, Aurora Picture Show, Houston, TX

2013

One Second Film Festival of TCU, Aurora Picture Show, Houston, TX

Publications

2020

Art in the Time of COVID-19, Edited by Alexandra Constantinou

2016

Love + Heartbreak, The Bandit Zine, Grand Rapids, MI
eleven40seven
(TCU Journal of the Arts), 
TCU, Fort Worth, TX

2015

eleven40seven (TCU Journal of the Arts), TCU, Fort Worth, TX

2014

Where Ends Meet, Moudy Gallery, Fort Worth, TX
eleven40seven (TCU Journal of the Arts), TCU, Fort Worth, TX

Collections

SketchLook, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX
The Zine Society: Library, Dallas, TX

Awards

2016

“Space Center” – Special Juror’s Award at Spring Juried Student Art Show

2015

“FAKE IT” – 1st prize for School of Strategic Communication at Research and Creative Activities Festival