ABOUT / CONTACT
My name is Alexandra Beguez (sounds like Beh-gues). I'm a Cuban-American illustrator and cartoonist based in New Jersey with a love of extremely bright colors and cautionary endings. I fancy myself to be a bit of a mythographer; weaving tales of how and why things have come to be as well as giving my eclectic crew of characters a common, whimsical universe to inhabit. Themes that typically appear in my stories are: the inability to get what you want/need, loneliness, the fantastical, and unrequited sentiments. I work primarily in ink, gouache, silkscreen and digital to create my pieces.
I co-founded a comics collective that self-publishes a yearly anthology called Three-Armed Squid, themed around the magical number 4. Currently, I'm enrolled in the MFA Visual Narrative program at the School of Visual Arts.
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Some of my comics and hand-made books are available at fine comic retailers such as Desert Island Comics, Grumpy Bert and The Beguiling.
Society of Illustrators Comic and Cartoon Annual, 2015
Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles, Illustration West 53, 2015
MoCCA Arts Festival Award of Excellence, 2014
Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream (Anthology - Locust Moon Press)
Quarter Moon (Anthology - Locust Moon Press)
Ink Brick (Anthology - Ink Brick Press)
MFA Visual Narrative Open Studios, School of Visual Arts, New York July 2015
Comic & Cartoon Art Annual: Short Form, Digital Media, & Special Format, Society of Illustrators, New York June 2015
Digital Short Story Exhibition, School of Visual Arts, New York May 2015
Cravings, Grumpy Bert’s, Brooklyn, New York March 2015
Flip Book Show, Grumpy Bert’s, Brooklyn, New York November 2014
Daughters of The Atom, One-Shot Gallery, New York October 2014
MFA Visual Narrative Open Studios, School of Visual Arts, New York July 2014
Life on Mars, Grumpy Bert’s, Brooklyn, New York june 2014
MoCCA Awards of Excellence Exhibition, Society of Illustrators, New York may 2014
Animystics, Light Grey Art Lab, Minneapolis, Minnesota april 2014
SVA All-Staff Art Show, SVA Gramercy Gallery, New York July 2013
The Poop Deck Project (AMMO Magazine), Coningsby Gallery, London April 2013
Press & Interviews.
Yucca Magazine, Issue 3
Examiner.com, Artist Spotlight Series
Ostrich Review, Issue 6
Ink & Arrows Magazine, Issue 4
MoCCA Arts Festival, April 11th & 12th, 2015