Alexis Serio Hughes
"Air is heavy, enduring and permanent. Mass is fleeting. Solitude is vibrant, vital, and optimistic. Logic may be altered but we regain our place in the world through memory. Memory is equilibrium.
My paintings are selective and ideals of the truth. They are reflections of my past, the days that I have drawn out in my mind as precious time. The landscape provides stillness and solitude, a moment to reconnect to a personal history within the world."
Alexis Serio recieved her M.F.A. in painting from the University of Pennsylvania in 2000 and her B.FA. in painting from Syracuse University in 1998. Serio is Associate Professor of Painting and Drawing at the University of Texas at Tyler where she is the recipient of the B.J.Dub and Riter Professorship (2009-2014, five year appointment). Serio also serves as art editor for the John Hopkins University Press publication of The Wallace Stevens Journal. She is an award winning painter and has been selected to participate in numerous shows by well known jurors. Serio has an extensive national exhibition record and has work in various public and private collections. Most recently, she was selected as a finalist for the prestigious 2014 Hunting Art Prize, completed an International Artist Residency at Gullkistan in Laugvartn, Iceland (June 2013), and is scheduled to be part of a group exhibition at the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Art in Tokyo, Japan (March 2015).