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ARTS JOURNALISM: Alicia’s arts journalism has been published in Artforum.com, Art Papers, Time Out Chicago, Chicago Tribune, Newcity Newspaper, Flavorpill, Kansas City Review magazine, Chicago Gallery News, Windy City Times, Curve Magazine, and many other publications. She covered Season 1 of BRAVO’s “Work of Art: The Next Great Artist,” including two collaborative essays on episodes 9 and 10.
LECTURES: Alicia Eler offers career talks and lectures on how to effectively use social media. She has spoken at Art Chicago, Hyde Park Arts Center, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago Tribune’s Printer’s Row,TweetCamp, Columbia College Chicago and the Edgewater Chamber of Commerce.
PRIVATE ESSAYS: Alicia writes private essays for art exhibitions. Her essays for artist Peregrine Honig, who recently starred in the BRAVO show “Work of Art: The Next Great Artist,” include “There Are No Winners, Only Losers” and an essay for WIDOW Magazine. Look for her forthcoming essay on Ellen Greene‘s show “Invisible Mother’s Milk” at Packer Schopf Gallery (opens November 2).
EXPERIMENTAL WRITING: Alicia’s experimental writing explores pop culture representations of adolescence, disassociated experiences in online communication, and impossible ideals of beauty. To read more, visit her BuzzFeed and Cowbird.com pages.
ART: Alicia’s visual art focuses on memory and death. Her 2004 project “When She Died” discusses the process of mourning a loved one, and looks at a young girl’s attempts to understand the passing of roles between generations and time periods. She is currently working on a project entitled “New Queerness.” For sketches and works in progress, visit her Tumblr.
Alicia holds a BA in Art History from Oberlin College.
CV available upon request.