Alex Belardo Kostiw is an artist, designer, and educator in Chicago. Her practice deals in poetic, adapted, and iterative elements, visual structures of comics, and conceptually driven forms. Through storytelling, Alex frames nebulous moments in familiar experiences, making room for perceptions to shift and transform. She is most interested in how knowledge takes shape in and relates to imagination. Themes in her work include the hidden parts and possibilities within the self; human connections defying time and space; the limits of language; and the interactivity of reading.
Alex holds an MFA in Visual Communication Design from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a BA in English Literature from the University of Chicago. Her work has been exhibited at the Evanston Art Center, Co-Prosperity in Chicago, and Carlow University Art Gallery, among others.