Alaina Marie Plowdrey is a Michigan native and has lived in the state of Florida since 2014. Plowdrey creates representational figurative work, including mediums such as oil, graphite, and encaustic, dealing with the embodied unconscious response. She earned her MFA from the New York Academy of Art in New York City, BFA from College for Creative Studies in Detroit, MI, and AFA from Delta College in University Center, MI. Plowdrey is currently working on a Ph.D. in aesthetic philosophy and critical theory at The Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts in a low-residency program in Portland, ME. She is the recipient of an artist residency with The Studios of Key West, an Anne McKee Artist grant, and numerous other scholarship and art grants and awards. Her work is shown nationwide in solo and group exhibitions, including the Realism Biannual at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art. Plowdrey’s artwork has been published accompanying creative writing in literary reviews and she has presented her research at SECAC (Southeastern College Art Conference), SEACT (Southeast Association for Continental Tradition), the University of Michigan, and Women in Steam.
See her current artwork here: www.alainaplowdrey.com