Meet the Artist
Born in the city of Bogota, Colombia. Alejandra Avila began her journey at an early age. Alejandra’s intuitive craft, constantly creating little projects to express her creativity. Her parents were mesmerized by her talent of creative ideas and passion towards art, that they shared their jewelry-making techniques with her and invested in developing her craft. They contributed tactics that embrace to the cultivation of her visions. Since she was a child, Alejandra loved observing her parent’s skillful means of craftsmanship, incorporating a desire for color, design and texture. In her teenage years, Alejandra moved to Texas with her older brother in search of new opportunities.
Her brother followed their parents footsteps, by continuing the practices of jewelry-making, furthermore expanding her devotion for art. In school, she took architecture as a tool of growth for two years which broaden her ability to build.
In addition to her love for art, Alejandra’s work embodies her character with geometrical raw-cut pieces of leather, distressed hand painted shades/tones of colors that bring together a range of hand-selected materials of the highest quality , promising originality and various textures she connects to , and which reflects her optimistic view of life. Her artistic techniques, includes: sewing, cutting, stitching, and painting.
Having been exposed to different cultures and engaging in them, both growing up and while traveling, has been a big influence and inspiration on her work, creating her vision for diversity.
She enjoys exploring each town and city by attending prestigious art shows where artist are juried and awarded based on creativity/concept.
Alejandra has attended several prestigious art shows where artists are awarded based on creativity/ concept. Recently recognized in the Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival in Pittsburgh (Juror’s Choice), June 5th 2016, where she was awarded the Juror’s Choice Award for in Jury Competition for Sessions A/B/C/D.
Alejandra continues to exhibit her work in festivals , reaching new audiences and building relationships with her customers, by embracing each of their smiles and positive feedbacks translating it into a masterpiece.