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Conceptual and research based artist Alexis Oltmer focuses on capitalism, commodification, and the Capitalocene. Specifically, she draws into question the relationship between these systems and their participants. Utilizing the methods of reiteration, chance, rule, and time, her multidisciplinary practice explores this paradigm through the lens of Debordian Theory.

b. 1990 in Endicott, NY, Oltmer was confronted with the harsh realities of the capitalocenes at a young age. In 1979 IBM reported a spill of 4,100 gallons of the solvent TCA (1,1,1-trichloroethane, also known as methyl chloroform). This spill resulted in the contamination of Endicott’s freshwater aquifer and remains as an active class 2 Superfund site listed by the EPA.



 

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EXHIBITS

FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS / CEPA GALLERY / JANUARY 2020

THE CHILDREN OF SAN JOSE / CEPA GALLERY / MARCH 2015

BUFFALO LIST 10 / The Burchfield Penny / AUG - SEP 2014
DO YOU KNOW WE ARE RULED / CEPA GALLERY / MAY 2014

GRASSHOPPER / RUSTBELT BOOKS / JUNE 2013

OPENINGS

BOOTH / FLUTERBY FESTIVAL / AUGUST 2019

MEMBER SHOW / CEPA GALLERY/ JANUARY 2019

MEMBER SHOW / THE BIG ORBIT GALLERY / OCTOBER 2018

GROUP SHOW / TRIMANIA / 2018

MEMBER SHOW / HALLWALLS / AUGUST 2017
MEMBER SHOW / CEPA GALLERY / JANUARY 2016

MEMBER SHOW / HALLWALLS / AUGUST 2016
MEMBER SHOW / CEPA GALLERY / JANUARY 2015

MEMBER SHOW / CEPA GALLERY / JANUARY 2013

MEMBER SHOW / THE BIG ORBIT GALLERY / OCTOBER 2013

MEMBER SHOW / HALLWALLS / AUGUST 2013

COMMISSIONS

Trophic transfer/ Installed at The Niagara Aquarium / Funded by NOAA / in collab with The Buffalo Niagara Water Keepers JANUARY 2022

GRANTS

GLOBAL WARMING ART PROJECT GRANT FUNDING/ ASI WNY/ JANUARY 2020

PUBLICATIONS

ARTICLE / THE BUFFALO SPREE / March Edition 2020

NEWS / BUFFALO RISING / FEBRUARY 2020

INTERVIEW / WBFO NPR / February 2020
INTERVIEW / RISE BUFFALO / March 2020 

ARTICLE / ART VOICE / DECEMBER 2019

NEWS / BUFFALO RISING / JUNE 2019

NEWS / BUFFALO RISING / APRIL 2019    

NEWS / WBFO NPR / February 2019                            

MARCH FOR SCIENCE / THE PUBLIC BUFFALO / APRIL 2017

NO BAN NO WALL / THE PUBLIC BUFFALO / FEB 2017

COVER IMAGE / THE PUBLIC BUFFALO / NOV 2016
INTERVIEW / WBFO NPR INTERVIEW / March 2015   

AWARDS

OSSEROFF MEMORIAL PURCHASE PRIZE / CEPA GALLERY & ROSWELL PARK CANCER / SEPTEMBER 2017