Alexis Dillon has been photographing the world for over 30 years, specializing in infrared images. Using a variety of formats -- 35 mm, 2-1/4, panorama, Polaroid and digital infrared cameras. She often hand colors and tones her images. She has long been fascinated by the invisible as well as the visible and infrared film with its dense filtration is the perfect tool for the job. With special handling, Infrared film records the spectrum of light above the red scale. It is also affected by factors such as heat, humidity, and elevation. The infrared radiation inherent in all living matter provides the basis of her work, which articulates the ethereal and timeless character of the medium and the message.
Alexis is a graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Visual Arts & Photography instruction. She is a member of the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh , Pittsburgh Society of Artists, and the Silver Eye Center for Photography. She taught art and photography in a public high school for 30 years and now is concentrating on her own work
o Named Photographer of the Year in 1992, 1997, and 2008 by the Westmoreland Art Nationals.
o Received awards among which are Southwestern Pennsylvania Regional Juried Art Exhibit, Westmoreland Art Nationals, Manchester Craftsman's Guild, Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art , Westmoreland Arts and Heritage Festival , Butler Arts Festival, and New Growth Arts Festival.
o Exhibited a body of work in solo shows at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, California University of Pennsylvania, St. Vincent College , Silver Eye Center for Photography, Greensburg Garden and Civic Center, Greensburg-Hempfield Library
o Exhibited in other venues such as the Carnegie Museum of Art, Southern Alleghenies Museum, Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Harrisburg Art Museum, and Three Rivers Arts Festival.
o Represented in collections such as the Hempfield School District, the Southmoreland School District, Friends of Pittsburgh Public Schools , Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Butler Hospital