Lives and works in Queens, New York

EDUCATION:

Mason Gross School of the Arts of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
M.F.A. Visual Arts, 1996-1998

Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture
Full Fellowship, Summer 1997

University of Maryland, College Park
B.S. Art Education

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

2011 Mixed Greens, “Once-Blooming and Button-Eyed,” New York, NY
2011 West Virginia Wesleyan College, “My First Love,” Buckhannon, WV
2009 21c Museum (International Contemporary Art Foundation), “Special Exhibition: Alessandra Expósito,” Louisville, KY
2008 Mixed Greens, “My First Love,” New York, NY
2006 Mixed Greens, “Greener Pastures,” New York, NY
2005 Mixed Greens, “Big Game, Small Game,” New York, NY
1998 Mason Gross School of the Arts Galleries, “Disentangled,” New Brunswick, NJ

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS:

2015-2016
“Figure and Form,” El Museo del Barrio, NY, NY

2013
Hilgerbrotkunsthalle Wien 10 and Galerie Hilger Next 10, “Cash, Cans and Candy,” Vienna, Austria
Nevada Museum of Art, “Voces and Visiones, Highlights from the Collection of El Museo del Barrio,”
Reno, Nevada

2011
The Carriage House, Islip Museum, “Treemendous,” Long Island, New York

2010
Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, “Resurrectine,” curated by Sean Elwood of Creative Capital Foundation, New York, NY
El Museo Nacional de Etnografía y Folklore (MUSEF), “SALPICA,” (traveling exhibition), La Paz, Bolivia; Biblioteca Publica Virgilio Barco, Bogota, Colombia; Centro Municipal de Arte y Cultura, Guatemala City, Guatemala; Universidad Católica del Ecuador, Quito, Ecuador

2009
Deutsche Bank “Making It/ Selections from the 2008 NYFA Mentoring Program for Immigrant Artists,” New York, NY
Pulse Art Fair 2009, New York, NY
Arte Americas, “Espada de Dos Filos,” Fresno, CA
Parlor Gallery, “Glamour Bomb,” Asbury Park, NJ

2007
Schroeder Romero, “Keeping Up With The Jones,” New York, NY
Jersey City Museum “Perspectives II, Then and Now,” Jersey City, NJ
31 Grand Gallery, “No New Tale to Tell,” New York, NY
The Shore Institute of the Contemporary Arts, “Noah’s Ark,” Long Branch, NJ
The Shore Institute of the Contemporary Arts, “Tuttavia Poveri,” Long Branch, NJ
Nathan Cumming Foundation, “Keep the Change,” New York, NY
SWAB Art Fair with Mixed Greens, Barcelona, Spain

2005
Ambrosino Gallery, “Gods and Monsters,” Miami, FL
“New American Painters,” Juried Exhibition in Print, Number 56
Scope New York with Mixed Greens, New York, NY
American Academy of Arts and Letters, “Invitational Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture,” New York, NY

2004
The Brooklyn Museum of Art, “Open House, Working in Brooklyn,” Brooklyn, NY
Jersey City Museum, “Miniatures,” Jersey City, NJ
Scope Miami with Mixed Greens, Miami, FL
Rotunda Gallery, “Conceptual Realism,” Brooklyn, NY
Sac Gallery, Stony Brook University, “Cinco,” Stony Brook, NY
Whitney Young Center Mansion, “International Underground,” San Francisco, CA
ADA Gallery, “Recognize: New Wave of Contemporary Realism,” Richmond, VA
Scope New York with 31 Grand, New York, NY
Salvatore Ferragamo Gallery, “Sweet and Sour,” New York, NY
Van Brunt Gallery, “Only Human, The Contemporary Portrait,” New York, NY
The Marie Walsh Sharpe Space Program, “Open Studio Exhibition,” New York, NY

2003
Scope Miami with 31 Grand, Miami, FL
31 Grand, “Director’s Choice,” Brooklyn, NY

2002
El Museo del Barrio, “El Museo’s Bienal, The S-Files 2002,” New York, NY
The Rotunda Gallery, “To Scale,” Brooklyn, NY
Kenkeleba Gallery, “The Visual Imagination of Latinos in New Jersey,” New York, NY
MMC Gallery Marymount Manhattan College, “Watching You, Watching Me,” New York, NY

2001
Mason Gross School of the Arts Galleries, “The Visual Imaginary of Latinos(as) in New Jersey,” New Brunswick, NJ
Knoedler Gallery, “Skowhegan Alumni Exhibition,” New York, NY
Rome Arts, “Autumn Group Show,” Brooklyn, NY
31 Grand, “The Life You Save May be Your Own,” Brooklyn, NY
Aljira, A Center for Contemporary Art, “The Aljira Fine Art Auction 2001,” Newark, NJ

2000
Art in General, “Private Worlds,” New York, NY
Aljira, A Center for Contemporary Art, “Emerge 2000,” Newark, NJ

AWARDS:

2007 NYFA Fellowship in Sculpture

2005
Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Foundation Award
American Academy of Arts and Letters
American Academy of Arts and Letters Purchase Award

2003-04 Marie Walsh Sharpe Studio Space Program

2001
Ray Gottlieb Fellowship
MacDowell Colony Artist in Residence

1998 Graduate Achievement Award, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

1997
Skowhegan School of Painting and Drawing
Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, New Jersey
Leon Golub Scholarship, Mason Gross School of the Arts

BIBLIOGRAPHY:

2008 Torzini, Gaia, “Mostre/L’Italo-Cubana Alessandra Exposito,” Oggi7, November, 2008.

2007
Jenks, Debra. “Pulp Friction: Artists Explore the Underside of American Culture,” Chelsea Now, December 7-13, 2007.
West, Paige. “The Art of Buying Art: Demystifying the Process of Finding, Appreciating, and Buying Contemporary Art on Any Budget,” Harper Collins, New York, 2007.
El Punto de la Artes, Swab, Del 10 al 13 de Mayo, en lad Reales Atarazanas de Barcelona, March 2007.
“Keeping Up with the Joneses,” The New Yorker (Galleries-Chelsea), December 24 & 31, 2007.
McKeough, Tim. “Salad Days,” City Magazine, December 2006/January 2007. Issue 45, Pg 40-41.

2006 Yung, Susan. “Dead Pet Trophy Art,” Gay City, September 14, 2006.

2005
Kim, Jingyung. “Two Artists in a group show at Mixed Greens Gallery, NYC,” Blender, Spring 2005.
“American Academy of Arts & Letters,” New York Times, May 19, 2005.

2004
Cotter, Holland. “Brooklyn-ness, a State of Mind and Artistic Identity in the Un-Chelsea,” New York Times, April 16, 2004.

2003
Cotter, Holland. “The S-Files,” New York Times, January 17, 2003.
Robinson, Walter. “Weekend Update,” ArtNet Magazine, January 2003.

2002
Cullen, Deborah. “Aequilibrium,” The S-Files Exh. Cat. 2002.
Noorthoorn, Victoria. “On Translation and the Power of the Gap,” The S-Files Exh. Cat. 2002.

2001 “Art of Living,” Esquire Magazine, Japan, Vol. 15 No. 11, November 2001.

2000 Kline, Richard. “Aljira Emerge 2000,” Exh. Cat. 2000.

1998
Brodsky, Judith K. and Nazario, Isabel. “The Latina Artist, The Response of the Creative Mind to Gender, Race, Class, and Identity,” Exh. Cat. 1998.

COLLECTIONS:

American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters
El Museo del Barrio
The O’Grady Foundation
SEI
Numerous private collections