Alexandra Levasseur is a painter, sculptor and filmmaker born in Shawinigan in 1982. She holds a BA in Fine Arts from UCR, Costa Rica (2006), a post-graduate in Illustration from EINA, Barcelona (2008) and a major in film animation from Concordia University, Montreal (2014). She was awarded scholarships for academic excellence from Blairmore Foundation (2013) and Turtle Creek Asset Management (2014). She has participated in several film festivals and exhibitions around the world. She received a grant from Canada Council for the Arts for her last film project (2017). She lives and works in Montreal.
Through painting, sculpture and animation, Alexandra Levasseur models an ideal relationship between humans and nature. Her work draws inspiration from Physics, Biology and Mythology, in an attempt to reveal what is surreal in this world.
Lately, she has been focusing on the use of fired clay, which allows her to create works that will last over time while being in direct contact with the earth. She’s particularly interested in the physical imprint inscribed in the material as a testimony to the act of human creation.