Alexis Bulman is a PEI artist with a studio practice currently based in Montreal, QC. She graduated from NSCAD University in 2013 and employs her training by assuming the role of a facilitator/ builder of temporary sculptures, installation pieces, performances and video works that translate patterns of physical movement and bodily occupation of space into visual form.
Bulman’s work integrates her experience with Scoliosis by allowing her bodies abilities to influence the materials and conceptual framework that engage audiences in political, psychological, and geographical contexts.
Scoliosis presented the experience of living “able-bodied”, with a physical deformity and an invisible disability throughout different phases of her life. The tensions between the external and interior realities of these physical differences have manifested themselves in her work as an on-going curiosity of shapes and movement that appear in the landscape around her, be it through natural occurrences, by human intervention, or a combination of both.
Bulman has exhibited most notably with The Museum of Canadian Art, Nocturne, The Confederation Centre Art Gallery, The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, The Saint John Arts Centre and with the Glasgow School of Art, Scotland, UK. She has received support from the Canada Council of the Arts and is currently the artist in residence with Connexion ARC.