Alejandra Perez Baertl is an interdisciplinary artist born and raised in Lima, Peru where she started pursuing her BFA until transferring to the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC). Although her recent work has been focused on painting, her practice embraces a range of techniques including monotypes, photography, and fibers. Driven by curiosity and material experimentation, she works in constant iterations playing with rhythms as well as memories. Her work explores themes such as family relationships, expectations, and the way in which we navigate our own landscapes. Strongly influenced by her environment, she is in constant search for new experiences. In 2018 she was awarded a scholarship from SAIC for a study and research trip to Japan. She is also the founder of the Advanced Painting Open studios at SAIC. Perez Baertl’s work has been published in The Princeton University Undergraduate Journal of Art: Kunstkammer, as well as in M.A.L.A. an instagram platform aiming to support and showcase work of Latina women around the world.