“Life is a journey of learning, and teaching is a collaboration between students, faculty, staff, and community members who develop, contribute to, activate, and support the quality and consistency of the experiences one can access. I am dedicated to facilitating positive living, daily exploration and experimentation, and demonstrating the many ways a student can discover the essentials, the options, and the challenges. If we let go of assumptions, expectations, and judgment, we allow for a more liberated growth, that is personally meaningful. We are not producers or makers, we are human beings engaged in living.”

Alex Rheault is an artist whose media varies from drawing to animation, zines, sculpture and animation. She has been teaching since 1999, starting in Florida, where she taught people from nine to 90 how to cartoon and how to speak Italian. She has worked as a surface design painter for Dorothy Hafner Studio in New York, as an assistant to the video department for Atlantic Records in New York, and as an executive assistant to Wheelock Whitney & Co gallery in New York. In Maine she served as the artistic director for the Quimby Colony project. She has studied at the L’Academia di Costume e Moda in Italy and the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York.  She earned her BFA from Parsons School of Design and her MFA from Vermont College.

Laurels

● Director of “drawing room,” which features ongoing community collaborations, exhibitions, workshops, and roving projects

● Authored catalogue essays for Maine artists Susan Bickford, Carrie Scanga, and Graham Wood

● Active volunteer for humanitarian and cultural objectives such as the Red Cross and the Parkside Community Resolution Team

● Past board member of the Carlo Pittore Foundation, Salt Institute of Documentary Studies, Winter Harbor Theater Co., and Vermont College

Extracurricular

Alex writes essays, poetry, and reflective pieces, does photography with a medium format camera and works with wet darkroom photographic processing and print methods. She enjoys riding a motorcycle and sailing and speaks fluent Italian. She most enjoys working with others in collaborative projects where outcomes are unpredictable, and results are invigorating and life‐changing, even in small ways.

Alex’s Website