Lexi Coburn was born and raised in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. She is currently shifting her career focus to the museum world, bridging her interest in art, history and science with the National Park Service and the National Council of Preservation Education. Most recently Lexi has taught a combining media class at Sitka Center for Art and Ecology in Otis, OR and a smart plate lithography workshop at Laika Press in Reno, NV. Lexi has also participated in shows throughout the west coast and southwest region of the United States, as well as internationally in Wales, Belgium and Bulgaria. She has been a print resident at the Frans Masereel Centrum in Belgium and at the Process Space Festival residency in Bulgaria.
My work tends to examine aspects of time, space, and the process of erosion and how these processes constantly shape human existence. I am interested in the beauty that lies in those raw moments of the erosive process, such as those marks of degradation, of weathering, of aging, of time, of life. My prints, plates, and photographs imitate small glimpses of the naturalness that surrounds us, like the breaking down of materials and the weathering of time, such as water etching a path through a stream bed. Having grown up in the lush foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains, my keen observations to the changing of seasons, the expanse of tree and plant diversity as well as wildlife have imprinted on my existence and shaped my appreciation for all things natural. My work intends to inform, remind, and hint at where we are going, where we are from, and where we will end up.