We had the good fortune of connecting with Alexandra Stefanec and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Alexandra, what do you attribute your success to?
Creating work that is honest and true to my perspective. I never found success when trying to make work that wasn’t sincere or didn’t reflect my creative intuition, and I think gaining the courage to be vulnerable in my work was when I started to see what my idea of success is.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
My work intuitively uncovers what consists of my mental space and my works are acts of resolution with memories, loss, solitude, intimacy, and nostalgia. I am excited that I have developed a process that allows me to be fully vulnerable with my concepts, but through methods of abstraction I am able to maintain my privacy and sensitivities.

I do not think my successes would have been achievable without the collaboration I’ve experienced throughout the past 4 years. I’ve gotten to study under artists who have mentored me in establishing my perspective, which was integral to trusting my process and the relationship I have with art-making. The Denver art community is very robust and the artist community is very encouraging of promoting the success of our peers.

To describe my work/brand in 3 words: minimal, contemplative, and patient

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Museum of Contemporary Art Denver for sure. Not only because I work there but it is such an adventurous, challenging, and progressive art space that knows how to make a good drink 😉 Cruise Room, one of my favorite bars in Denver that has a sophisticated and timeless ambiance that tilts its cap to 1920’s interior design.
As for restaurants, Uchi for sushi, Torchey’s for tacos, and my place for charcuterie 😉

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Justas Marcink. Justas and I have been working together for a number of years and we both have informed each other as artists and people. We have learned so much together about what it means to be practicing artists through trial and error. I also want to acknowledge that so much of what I have been able to do within my most recent work has been achievable through Justas’ skill and kindness.

Website: alexandrastefanec.com

Instagram: @alexandrastefanec

Image Credits
Rachel Grammes

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