self portrait, age 9

self portrait, age 9

I am a self-taught multidisciplinary artist. I use film, self-portraiture, performance video, and installation to develop visceral, immersive works that transmute pain into positive growth. To represent the complexity of the human experience, I blend discordant themes, like psychosexual imagery, childhood ephemera, playful humor, and "sacred" materials. I explore trauma from a place of empowerment, inviting viewers into carefully constructed worlds to experience moments of shared catharsis.

Aleister lives and works in Los Angeles; is a recipient of the SFCC Fellowship for Visual and Media Artists, has been in group exhibitions including, MoCA (North Miami), Florida Atlantic University, Torrance Art Museum, and The Studios of Key West; and has had solo shows at the Bakehouse Art Complex, and the Key West Armory.