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Currently living and working between New York City, Manitoba Canada and the coast of Maine, Alex McAdams studied film and photography at School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston before attending the University of Vermont where she continued her studies in photography and film along with pursuing a liberal arts degree in women studies and philosophy. In NYC she studied neon light sculpture at Urban Glass while working her 9-5 in documentary and educational film and video production with a focus on art education and oral histories. She was part of a small crew who filmed and edited multiple video elements of large scale exhibits for the Museum of Modern Art as well as MoMA's full online art lecture and studio courses, and worked with many of the MoMA artists while completing the online courses herself.

After working on the production of the oral histories of such artists as Helen Frankenthaler and Robert Rauschenberg, with their respective foundations, her obsession with painting and the abstract expressionist movement grew two-fold. With the exception of a few private courses over the years, Alex is primarly a self-taught painter.

Alex has a JD from City University of New York School of Law with a focus in civil rights and is deeply committed to issues of social justice. She believes strongly in the ability of art and media to affect and incite social change. She currently works in non-profit development and produces multi-media content for arts, tech, and social justice organizations.

To use or purchase any of Alex's work or request links to some of her video production work, commission a piece, or for any other questions please email Alex at alex@alexmcadams.com.