Alexandria Smith

The Museum of Hyphenated Americans is a multi-room installation inspired by the lives and experiences of elder women artists of color. The installations are comprised of found objects, sculptures, collages, video in the form of found footage and documentary style interviews combined with hand-drawn and digital animation and mixed media paintings. By interrogating the term American, this project challenges the definition of the word and who gets to be called American by placing the stories of the most marginalized group in the world front and center. By enfolding the stories of women artists of color into this multi-room installation, the installations act as a social space and monument that honors the lives of women who are so much more than the work they create.