I works across a number of styles and mediums, including drawing, painting, photography, collage and large wall works. My practice is characterized by a willingness to try new approaches in the ongoing investigation into new materials and visual languages. My painting practice emphasizes the importance of failure as a way of moving forward, and challenging established structures.
I use the space and exploration the work provides to visualize the visceral nature of the human experience.
Stella Alesi has resided in Austin, Texas for the last 30 years. Their work has been purchased by many private and commercial collections. Stella's most recent solo exhibit took place at Artspace 111 in the spring of 2022, and then again in the fall at the Northern-Southern gallery in Austin, TX. As well, the large scale art piece , "simplify" was installed in August 2019 in the lobby of The Foundry in Austin, TX. For the first time an upcoming exhibit has been scheduled for Fall 2023 at the Tracey Morgan Morgan gallery in Asheville, North Carolina.
Born on Long Island, New York in 1963, Alesi was raised in New Jersey. They began their undergraduate work at Parsons School of Design in New York City, with stints in Paris and Los Angeles, and finished at the University of New Hampshire in Durham. Their graduate work was completed at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst.