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.
● 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
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.