Alexandra Blum grew up in Ithaca and New York City. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York and a Master of Fine Arts in printmaking from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. She currently lives in San Francisco where she teaches print and paint.
Alexandra Blum's images are derived from childhood memories, images, fables, and myths. Characters float in fantastic color- saturated worlds. She processes and distills ideas and images with each pass through the press. The colors build, are covered, and reformed into new shapes, as the image disintegrates and evolves, like the recall of a dream.