Alex Adkinson is an artist, researcher, and teacher living in Tallahassee, Florida. His interdisciplinary practice is concerned with the strange entanglements of technocapital and ecological complexity.
Adkinson is an instructor of digital foundations and manages the digital fabrication lab at Florida State University, is a technical researcher with iDigBio, and has worked as studio assistant to Cosmo Whyte, and Lilian Garcia-Roig. Adkinson received an MFA in studio art from Florida State University in 2022. Prior to graduate school, Alex was a member of eco-art collective, Improvising Ecosystems (led by Diane Willow out of the University of Minnesota), additionally he carried out a year-long steel sculpture intensive with Chris Wubbena at Southeast Missouri State University and was a creative director and production assistant for filmmaker, Dan Huiting where he worked on music videos for artists such as The New Pornographers and The New Mystics. Adkinson was the 2018 artist in residence at the UC-Berkely/US Forestry Service’s Sagehen Experimental Forest. He has performed or shown at various galleries, diy venues, festivals and houses in Minneapolis, Berlin, New York, Tallahassee, and has work archived in the Nevada Museum of Art.
Adkinson finds the roots of his creative practice in experimental sound art and DIY culture. While growing up in the Northern Midwest, Adkinson hosted and/or played hundreds of house shows, culminating in events or performances with artists such as John Maus, Wei Zongle and Pauline Oliveros. Throughout this time, Adkinson developed a visual language informed by this frenetic, improvisational atmosphere.