About the Maker

Alec MacLeod studied fine arts at Hampshire College (BA Applied Philosophy: Studio) and Stanford University (MFA Sculpture) and has taught visual art to adult college students for the last 30 years. An interdisciplinary artist, MacLeod uses a variety of media and venues as he explores the authority of images and objects, appearance and reality—and challenging viewers to see familiar objects and experiences anew, to defamiliarize them. He has done conceptual, performance, and social practice art and a range of digital projects as well as small-scale sculpture emphasizing miniatures. Much of the work has implicit or explicit themes of social justice and ethics with racial and gender equity most central in these pieces and projects. Given his recent visual impairment, MacLeod has been experimenting with digital collage using found and made images printed as giclée.