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Alexis Callender

Associate Professor of Art

Alexis Callender


Hillyer Hall 205A


Alexis Callender’s studio practice incorporates varied media in painting, drawing and installation to explore the intersections between myth, identity and material culture. Through the visual forms of historical narrative, the built environment and repurposed archival imagery, she considers issues of migration, environmental instability and hybridized landscapes. Callender has exhibited both nationally and internationally, and she has completed studio-based residencies with the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, The Vermont Studio Center, Urban Glass, and DRAWinternational in France. Her work is held in the Art in Embassies Collections and the Tides Institute and Museum of Art in Maine.

Callender teaches painting and drawing studio courses at Smith, where she is currently researching representations of gender and tourism in colonial painting and textiles, and the construction of the World’s Fair and other modes of spectacle futurisms.

Office Hours

Tuesday 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
and by appointment.


M.F.A., Massachusetts College of Art
B.A., Connecticut College