ALEJANDRA ESTEFANIA WAS BORN IN GUAYQUIL, ECUADOR IN 1989. WHEN SHE WAS FOUR YEARS OLD, HER MOTHER MOVED ALEJANDRA AND HER OLDER BROTHER TO THE UNITED STATES AND RAISED THEM AS A SINGLE MOTHER. BY THE TIME SHE WAS 18, ALEJANDRA HAD DROPPED OUT OF COLLEGE AND DIDN’T DISCOVER ART UNTIL THE AGE OF 20. HAVING FOUND HER PASSION IN PAINTING AND WRITING, ALEJANDRA MOVED FROM NORTH CAROLINA TO FLORIDA TO ATTEND THE ART INSTITUTE OF MIAMI AT THE AGE OF 21.
SINCE GRADUATING WITH HER BFA, ALEJANDRA HAS BEEN WORKING DILIGENTLY TO ESTABLISH HERSELF AS A FULL-TIME FINE ARTIST. SHE HAS WORKED WITH A NUMBER OF DIFFERENT ORGANIZATIONS, SHELTERS, FOUNDATIONS, AND SCHOOLS WITHIN THE MIAMI AREA. THROUGH HER COMMUNITY WORK AND MESSAGE, SHE HAS HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO ESTABLISH MURALS IN LITTLE HAVANA, WYNWOOD, ST. LOUIS, OREGON, AND MORE. ALEJANDRA WAS HONORED AS THE 2019 CARNAVAL MIAMI POSTER ARTIST. SHE ALSO BECAME SPONSORED BY BACARDI, SARGENT ART, AND BUNGII.
ALEJANDRA'S BODY OF WORK IS ABOUT EMPOWERING ANY AND ALL INDIVIDUALS AND OFTEN EXPLORES THE FEMALE FIGURE. HER MAIN OBJECTIVE IS TO USE HER ART AS A BRIDGE FOR PHILANTHROPY.
OF HER RELATIONSHIP WITH ART, ALEJANDRA STATES, “AS A FEMALE IMMIGRANT COMING FROM A LOW INCOME HOME, I KNOW FIRST HAND THAT NO ONE HAS CONTROL OVER MY LIFE. IT IS UP TO ME. I CAN EITHER USE MY INTELLECT AND TALENT TO GO FAR, OR SETTLE. I CHOOSE TO IMPACT, TO INSPIRE, TO BE A LEADER AND A ROLE MODEL. I WAS GIVEN A GIFT AND MY JOB IS TO POLISH IT AND USE IT TO DO GOOD, THERE IS NOTHING ELSE AS IMPORTANT. I CHOOSE ART OVER EVERYTHING.”
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— cristinaisabelau , 03/17/2019