Alix Pearlstein’s practice spans video, performance, installation and sculpture. Through a focus on the human and figurative, Pearlstein exploits the legacies of minimalism, structuralist film and postmodern dance to create an affective space between viewer and subject, the spatial and the psychological. She often works with ensemble groups of actors, mining their professional skills and subjectivity to explore behavior, relationships, group dynamics and social constructs, while foregrounding the codes of acting and performance.
Selected solo exhibitions include Upfor Gallery, Portland OR; On Stellar Rays, NYC; deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA; Ballroom Marfa, Texas; Atlanta Contemporary Art Center; CAM, St. Louis; The Kitchen, NYC; MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge MA and MCA, Chicago. Performances have been seen at Art Basel, Miami; The Park Avenue Armory; Esopus Space and Salon 94, NYC. Works have been included in exhibitions at Whitechapel, London; ParaSite, Hong Kong; The New Museum, NYC; INOVA, Milwaukee; MoBY-Museums of Bat Yam, Israel; Internationale D’Art De Quebec; Annual Exhibition of Visual Art, Ireland; The Whitney Museum, NYC; SMAK, Ghent, Belgium; Biennale de Lyon, France, The Guggenheim NYC and MoMA, NYC. She is a recipient of the Foundation for Contemporary Arts 2011 Grants to Artists Award, serves on the Board of Governors of The Skowhegan School, and is on the faculty of the SVA MFA Program. She lives and works in NYC and Orient, NY.