self portrait in childhood home, age 9

self portrait in childhood home, age 9

Aleister Eaves is a self-taught, multidisciplinary artist examining conceptual self-portraiture through the principles of Kintsugi (the Japanese method of mending ceramic vessels with gilded glue). Early life experiences marked by isolation and trauma drive Eaves’ intention to bring viewers into carefully constructed, visceral worlds to experience moments of shared catharsis--the ultimate goal being to deepen empathy and expand consciousness through art.

Aleister received the 2015 South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship for Visual and Media Artists and was recently featured in the Intersectionality group exhibition at MOCA, North Miami. Aleister is currently working in Los Angeles on a largely performance-based project exploring the impact of societal conditioning on subliminal perceptions of queerness, sexuality, and gender.