Being born deaf, queer, and identifying as non-binary, my work often manifests from the tender and complex intersections of both inherited and lived experiences. Working with both found and fabricated materials, my compulsive exploration is driven by an identity-informed obsession with objects and our relationships to them. Challenged by the pervasive influence of capitalism and consumerism, and critical of the deepest effects that those systems have on everyday life, I desire to create work that challenges us all to think critically and abruptly about American society, our individual place in it, and how our actions affect the lives of those around us. While the media and technical processes utilized in this pursuit vary greatly, I often find myself fascinated by the magical ability of illusion to reveal and the massive power of repetition through pattern, sound, and words as they are spoken, projected, and written down.
Devin Alejandro-Wilder is a Latinx working-artist who manipulates a diverse array of interdisciplinary media to build large-scale, non-permanent & often site-specific sculpture and installation. Since completing their BA in Studio Art and English from Saint Michael's College in Burlington, VT in 2015, they have received generous fiscal support from the Shelburne Craft School and Generator Makerspace alongside participating in group shows in both VT and NY. Having recently moved back to their home state of Texas, they can be found tending to their many plants, relentlessly feeding the neighborhood cats, and making new work out of their home studio where they live with their partner in East Austin.