Alejandra Salinas is a metalsmith and emerging curator, born in the United States and raised in Mexico. Standing between two cultures, she combines her personal history with a contemporary perspective, translating her experiences into metal objects and jewelry. Her work explores boundaries, both physical and conceptual, as she attempts to materialize a sense of resilience and hope. Alejandra’s work has been included in several recent exhibitions including denizen and Anonymous Brooklyn during New York City Jewelry Week, and was selected for inclusion in the upcoming Enamelist Society exhibition Alchemy 5. She’s the co-founder of Common Ground, a student curatorial group, working to provide exhibition opportunities for emerging artists in New Paltz, NY. Alejandra completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Metal from the State University of New York at New Paltz. She currently lives in the Hudson Valley with her husband, Miguel Angel, and their dog, Benito.