BFA Senior Show: Life Inside a Computer – The Digiscape

The University of Alabama’s Department of Art and Art History presents Welcome to the Digiscape, the Bachelor of Fine Art degree exhibition of senior Alexis Hawthorne, December 6-10, 2021, in the Sella-Granata Art Gallery, 109 Woods Hall, on UA campus. There will be a closing reception, Friday, December 10, at 4:00 p.m.

Alexis Hawthorne’s primary concentration in the BFA in studio art is digital media; her secondary is drawing.

The work in this show, she explained, “is a narrative character study of a sentient being who lives inside a computer and tries to grasp the concept of a reality that is not theirs.”

Hawthorne outlined the basic story of the character she has created: “As the computer gets used, the entity learns. Being able to see glimpses of a world that is not theirs, they become curious and try to replicate the different environments that they see with not-as-accurate results. This show illustrates the journey of this sentient being as they gain the curiosity to create and replicate what they see in our world. I depict this journey of exploration and existentialism through a series of animations and printed illustrations.”

Hawthorne, who is from Tuscaloosa, was awarded the Farley Moody Galbraith Endowed Scholarship, the Carolyn Haddon “Julie” Matthews Memorial Endowed Scholarship and was on the Dean’s List in the spring of 2020. She will graduate in December 2021. Her artwork can be viewed on Instagram.

For information about The University of Alabama’s programs in studio art and art history, visit our Degree Programs page.