Alex Schofield has lived across Canada, and presently lives in Nova Scotia. She has an honors degree in linguistics from the University of New Brunswick, an Education degree from St. Thomas University, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. She has worked at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, the Mary Black Gallery and the Anna Leonowens Gallery.
She has studied sculpture, printmaking, clay, metal, drawing and textiles. She recently participated in a juried, travelling show, documented in a catalog by SAQA (Studio Art Quilts Association). Awards include the Canada Permanent Writing Contest, the N.B. Arts Award, and past scholarships from U.N.B., N.S.C.A.D. and the N.B. Writing Seminar. Her writing has appeared in the Globe and Mail and her visual work is in collections in Canada and the U.S.A.
Whether she works on paper, fabric or canvas, she is interested in the poignant and the curious, and the vocabulary created within their juxtaposition. With references to childhood, domesticity and vulnerability, she attempts to “bridge the gap between art and life” (Rauschenberg).