Anthropologist and Interdisciplinary Artist
Bahamian-American Alexis Alleyne-Caputo is an anthropologist, archivist, researcher, and an award-winning, commissioned interdisciplinary artist.
She is a graduate of Goddard College, M.F.A., New York University, M.A., B.S./M.A. (dual studies, honors scholar and Dean’s list) and BMCC-The City University of New York, A.A. (honors scholar and Dean’s list). In 2017, Alleyne-Caputo was awarded a research travel grant from Goddard College to Zurich University of the Arts, Zurich, Switzerland to conduct research on decolonizing art institutions. She has also pursued research studies in language and culture at the Universite’ de Paris, Sorbonne, Haitian Language and Cultural Institute, post and graduate research studies at Artist as Entrepreneur Institute and Miami Dade College – Miami International Hospitality Center (The Hospitality Institute).
Ms. Alleyne-Caputo was a guest moderator in Fall 2019 at the Institute for African-American Affairs and Center for Black Visual Culture at New York University. As a university professor and lecturer, she has taught at the University of Miami (2014-2017), New World School of the Arts at Miami-Dade College (2010-2015) and as guest artist at New York Film Academy (Miami Beach, FL), 2019. She was also a guest artist at Harlem School of the Arts, New York, 2010, and served as arts consultant at Florida Memorial University (Lou Rawls Center for the Performing Arts Center), 2009. Beyond the academy, she has created and presented work to illustrate women’s contributions to the arts and is a CATALYST Miami 2019-2020 fellow.
In 2016, she was awarded the Artist Certificate of Appreciation from the Miami-Dade County Office of The Mayor & County Commissioners for her contribution to arts and culture in Miami-Dade County. Additionally, Ms. Alleyne-Caputo served as a grant panelist (2014) for the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs
Her master project, Afro Diaries™ is permanently housed in the Eliot D. Pratt Library at Goddard College, the archives of the Diaspora Vibe Cultural Arts Incubator at the University of Miami Special Collections (1996-2013), and New York University (Bobst Library). Afro Diaries™ is a collection of work by, for and about women of color. It is compelling and offers a window into the landscape of miscarriages women endure. Her work reflects and refracts the critical issues of identity, cultural differences, and human rights, and draws from myriad issues and concerns that create conflict and inequality in society. Grace and Graffiti™ is a well-being and humanities landscape for interdisciplinary arts and consulting.
As a singer-songwriter, she produced the freshman Poetry & Spoken Word compilation, Unnecessary Noise Prohibited, and has presented at the National Poetry Championship in Madison, Wisconsin, 2008. As a writer, arts and cultural journalist, her work has been published in the Miami Herald, South Florida Times, Miami New Times, Miami Times, The Tribune (Nassau, Bahamas), The Nassau Guardian (Nassau, Bahamas), The Jamaica Gleaner, FlaVour Magazine and Diaries of Black Art in America, where she was a feature columnist. She has exhibited in the U.S., Caribbean, and Europe and has been funded by philanthropists, private foundations, arts, cultural organizations and major corporations.
Blood Memories - 2019 (Acrylic on Canvas)
Walls- 2016 (mixed media & sculpture, acrylic on concrete with barbed wire)