2023 Artist Prize Finalist Alexa Hatanaka

Alexa works sculpturally through performance, cross-disciplinary, and community-based practices. Her work is grounded in sustainable processes, exploring themes related to the resilience of nature, generational knowledge, and historic processes connected to her Japanese heritage. Much of Hatanaka’s work includes relief-printmaking, papermaking, and kamiko, the practice of sewing garments out of konnyaku starch-strengthened washi (Japanese paper).