Alex Da Corte (b. 1980, Camden NJ) obtained a MFA in Sculpture from Yale University, New Haven (CT)  (2010) and a BFA in Printmaking and Fine Arts from The University of the Arts, Philadelphia (PA) (2004). Da Corte is a conceptual artist, working across a range of different media including video, performance, installation, painting and sculpture. Often he unites these elements to create fantastical and vividly-coloured immersive environments that amount to Gesamtkunstwerks. His work is informed by Pop Art and Surrealism, regularly combining high- and low-brow American cultural references – from branded items found in domestic life to figures from popular culture – in order to explore and interrogate personal and cultural politics, alienation and the psychological parameters of the human experience.