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Drawing I FinalAlexandra Alesii Debler is an American artist based in New York and Rhode Island. Alexandra was educated at Garden City High School in New York and is currently a student at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) where she is studying in the foundation year. She is a member of the Entrepreneurship Board at RISD where she helps coordinates events, writes newsletters, creates films, photographs events, and manages the group’s social media presence. She is also a member of the Brown University Chamber Orchestra where she plays violin.

Alexandra works in many mediums, including charcoal, acrylic paint, gouache/watercolor, oil paint, pastels, pens/pencils, digital programs (i.e. Procreate and Adobe Photoshop), photography, film, and apparel. She often draws inspiration from the human body (usually in the form of ballerina dancers), mythological and biblical stories, poetry, and her Italian ancestry.

Alexandra has had her work “Hell Fall”, a charcoal piece sizing 4.5ft x 4.5ft, shown in Waterman Gallery in Rhode Island in 2019. She received the Girl Scout Gold Award in May 2019 for her comic book which brought attention to still prominent homophobia and lack of LGBTQA+ representation in media. Additionally, she received the Long Island Scholar Award of Merit in Visual Arts in 2018.

Alexandra has an avid social media presence under the pseudonym “Art Phoenix”. Her Instagram and Twitter handle is @art_phoenix_ , her YouTube is “Art Phoenix Mixed Media”, and her LinkedIn is Alexandra Alesii Debler. She can be contacted through her email: astefani@risd.edu.

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