Alejandra is a Mexican artist living Winnipeg since 2000. Decorative and Graphic Designer by trade. While in Mexico, she refined her artistic skills to transform the art of Mexican Paper Maché, into a unique art style known as Alebrijes. Her works have been displayed in various shows throughout Mexico City. Several of her pieces were commissioned by private collections in Mexico and Canada.
Alejandra has worked with people of all ages, through workshops and classes offered in her studio; “La Casa del Alebrije” and numerous art residencies in local schools.
Her mission is to create in colaboration with teachers and students unique art programs designed to nourish and encourage creativity through many different themes and mediums while incorporating the use of recycled and reused materials.
This project was a huge success! All of our grade 7 and 8 students were engaged in the project. Students were excited and could not wait to work in their masks each day. Alejandra is a wonderful artist to work with, she was able to guide and assist the students into creating wonderful pieces of art. The students' masks look amazing and they are very proud of them. Our students learned valuable art skills and were able to enhance their learning in other curricular areas as well.
—Grade 7/8 teacher at Highbury School