USA / Born 1983
Alexis Silk is a renowned glass artist who has worked in top glass schools, including the famous Pilchuck Glass School, where she developed her glassblowing skills. Alexis received her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2005.
Alexis Silk is a student of human form. She combines her knowledge of anatomy with her passion for fire to create female and male figures in cast metal and blown or solid glass. Her glass figures are sculpted free-hand while the glass is hot, without the use of molds. Many works incorporate steel frames or bases fabricated by the artist; some include found industrial hooks. While making intrinsically beautiful objects, the artist also targets issues of human nature, society, and the interrelationship of humans, nature and industry.