self portrait in childhood home, age 9

self portrait in childhood home, age 9

My practice is an ongoing endeavor to transmute suffering into healing and positive growth; I am self-taught and work in a range of mediums, most often using self-portraiture, performance video, and installation. To develop immersive works representative of the complex human experience, I consciously fuse seemingly discordant themes like psychosexual imagery, childhood ephemera, established archetypes, playful humor, and historically sacred materials.

Through this highly personal process, I relive trauma from a place of empowerment and invite viewers into carefully constructed, visceral worlds to experience moments of shared catharsis. My ultimate intention is to cultivate an environment for collective reflection, one which dispels our illusion of separateness from one another and unites us all with our true infinite nature.

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, and The Studios of Key West; and has had solo shows at the Bakehouse Art Complex, and the Key West Armory.