Undergraduate Fine Arts and Design

Alexis Granwell

Alexis Granwell


Alexis Granwell (New York, b. 1981) lives and works in Philadelphia. She received an MFA from The University of Pennsylvania in 2007. She has been exhibiting in the US and abroad for the last 15 years. Granwell is a Professor of Art and currently teaches at The University of Pennsylvania and Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine  Arts. She is a co-director and one of the founding members of Tiger Strikes Asteroid, an artist collective, in Philadelphia.

She has exhibited many solo exhibitions across the country, including at Fleisher/ Ollman Gallery, Philadelphia, PA; Bryan Miller Gallery, Houston, TX; Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA; Towson University, Baltimore, MD; Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Philadelphia, PA; Giampietro Gallery, New Haven, CT; and Europos Parkas Museum, Vilnius, Lithuania. Other group exhibitions include Field Projects, New NY; Ortega y Gasset, New York, NY; SSD, New York, NY; Elephant, Los Angeles, CA, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA; Momenta Art, New York, NY; Trestle Art Gallery, New York, NY; IPCNY, NY; Artist-Run, Miami, FL, Guest Spot at THE REINSTITUTE, Baltimore, MD; Mono Projects, Baltimore, MD; Hemphill Gallery, Washington DC; University of Richmond Art Museum, Richmond, VA; Fjord Gallery, Philadelphia, PA; The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA; and CTRL Gallery, Houston, TX.

Granwell is a recipient of The Independence Foundation Fine Arts Fellowship Grant for 2015. Through this grant, she attended a residency at Dieu Donne in New York, NY. She has also been awarded residencies at the I-Park Foundation, East Hadaam, CT; AS220, Providence, RI; Ragdale Artist Residency, Lake Forest, IL; and Jentel Artist Residency, Banner, WY.  

Her work has been reviewed in Hyperallergic, Sculpture Magazine, The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, The Globe and Mail, Two Coats of Paint, The American Scholar Magazine, Title Magazine, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and Art F City.

  • Turn to Earth, Handmade paper, paper mache, wood, metal, concrete, size varies, 2017

  • Deluge, Handmade paper, paper mache, wood, concrete, 49" x 13" x 10", 2019

  • Holes Unearthed, Handmade paper, paper mache, wood, metal, water putty, 44" x 25" x 25", 2018

  • heretothere, Handmade paper, paper mache, wood, 65" x 10" x 7", 2019

  • Forward Echo, Pulp painting, 26" x 19", 2017