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 whatever objects, materials or media that feels best appropriate to address the concepts at hand, my compulsive exploration is driven by a fostered obsession with objects and our relationship to them. Challenged by the pervasive influence of capitalism and consumerism, and critical of the deepest effects those systems have had upon our everyday life, I desire to create work that challenges the public to think critically and abruptly about American society, their individual place in it, and how their actions affect the lives of those around them. While my materials and processes in this pursuit vary greatly, I often find myself fascinated by the ability of illusion to reveal and the massive power of repetition, sound, pattern, and words as they are spoken, displayed, and written down.
Devin Alejandro-Wilder is a Mexican-American working visual artist who manipulates a diverse array of interdisciplinary media to build large-scale, non-permanent & often site-specific sculpture and installation.Since completing undergraduate school in 2015, they have received generous support from Generator Makerspace and the Shelburne Craft School. While working as a commercial screen printer from 2015-2018, Alejandro-Wilder held a succession of studios throughout the South End Arts District in Burlington, assisted with gallery installation at Burlington City Arts, and held shows independently and collaboratively out of their studios. Today, they can be found tending to their many plants, pursuing local curation and criticism, and making new work out of their independent studio in Winooski, VT.