Alexis Hilliard is a native of Portland, OR.  She received her BFA in painting, photography, & video from Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, WA.  Upon graduation she began working for numerous artists throughout the Pacific Northwest and abroad (including Gage Academy of Art, at The Florence Academy in Italy & for the American artist Bo Bartlett).  In 2014 she received her MFA from the New York Academy of Arts in Manhattan.  She currently lives in Brooklyn and specializes in complex large scale handmade collages.