Alexis McCrimmon is an interdisciplinary artist and filmmaker of Midwestern origins. Her time-based work ranges in mode, incorporating impressionistic documentary, hybrid-narrative strategies and elements of collage cinema. Her work aims to explore issues of commodity attachment, phenomenological transformation as well as interrogate the aesthetic marriage between commercial and fine arts histories.
The filmmaking process serves as an opportunity for her to engage with problematic pictorial, and cinematic legacies. Thematically, recent works have focused on isolation, phenomenological transformation, and ritualized repetitive social behavior. Although seemingly disparate, these works share a critical awareness of our culture’s historical and contemporary obsession with mediated imagery.
Alexis's work has screened nationally and internationally including the Athens International Film and Video Festival, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, BFI Flare, Frameline, East End FIlm Festival and MIX NYC. Her films have also screened at various conferences across the U.S.
Alexis received her BA in Cultural Studies from Antioch College, in Yellow Springs, OH and her MFA in Film & Media Arts from Temple University, in Philadelphia, PA. She currently serves as a full-time Editor in the Wexner Center for the Arts's Film/Video Studio Residency Program.