TARA BLACKWELL is American but lives in North America
Alexandra Chiou celebrates life through the fragility of paper in its dynamic dimension and layering. Each paper collage is a complex puzzle of jewel-like color and hidden poetry reminiscent of flower petals. Involving us in a dance of whirling movement, we fall into Chiou’s work wide-eyed and with wonder.
Alexandra Chiou studied Studio Art at University of Virginia and has shown her work nationally. Chiou's work was also exhibited at the US Embassy in Ethiopia as a part of the Art in Embassies program.
What we love
The essence of life and nature are imbued in each element of Chiou’s works. From the shape of each paper form to the deep tones of each piece, her work reminds us of the more tranquil parts of everyday life. Chiou works meticulously to form, layer, carve, and delicately place each piece to create artwork that speaks to nature and humanity. Seek out the words etched into some of her works to feel her sage wisdom and experiences. Her most recent collection commemorates her late father, celebrating his strength and resilience throughout his life.