Bio

Alexis Marie Chute, MFA, BFA

Alexis Marie Chute is an award winning artist, photographer, writer, filmmaker and advocate.

She paints, creates fine art photography, wood sculpture and word/image compositions, not to mention literary art. She has garnered an international reputation and received over 30 awards and recognitions for her work. She was named an “Emerging Canadian Photographer” by Photo Life Magazine and a “Top 40 Under 40” by Avenue Magazine. Alexis Marie was the 2012/2013 Artist in Residence at Harcourt House Artist Run Centre. In 2015, she was the recipient of the John Poole Award for Promotion of the Arts.

Alexis Marie has her BFA in visual art from the University of Alberta in Canada and her MFA in writing and literary art from Lesley University in Cambridge, MA, USA. She also studied at Media Design School in Auckland New Zealand where she lived for two years, working as an artist and fashion photographer. Her artwork is represented by the AR&S Gallery at the Art Gallery of Alberta.

Alexis Marie’s first two books, a memoir and a photographic memoir, are both forthcoming. She writes a column called Alexis Marie Uncensored for Edmonton Woman Magazine and has been widely published in anthologies, literary journals and newspapers. Her essays appear in the Three Minus One anthology in association with the Minnie Driver film Return to Zero, and the S.H.E. anthology by the Women’s Art Museum Society of Canada.

Alexis Marie is currently working on multiple documentary films, along with other video-based artwork. To learn about the film based on her memoir, please visit Expecting Sunshine. Other examples of her work are coming soon.