Alix Deane received her MFA in photography and glass from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in May of 2022. Prior to this education, she graduated from the University of Kentucky with a BFA in Photography in 2018. She is currently a resident of Western North Carolina where she is an art instructor at Brevard College and Blue Ridge Community College, as well as the gallery manager of Spiers Gallery.
After the completion of her BFA exhibition in April of 2018, she completed a study abroad program in Berlin, which focused on curatorial studies and site-specific art. The following fall she attended a residency at Artscape Gibraltar Point in Toronto, Ontario where she explored the water of Lake Ontario. Following the completion of graduate school, Deane received a scholarship to take a workshop at Pilchuck Glass School in Washington. In January of 2024, she will be an artist and resident at Penland School of Craft. Deane's work has been shown in Berlin, Germany, New York City, Minnesota, Missouri, Kansas, North Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Wisconsin.
Deane's work is driven by the cyclical nature of life as it pertains to time, birth, and mortality. Her practice is influenced by her closeness and awareness of cancer and illness in relation to the current state of the natural environment.