I’m Alexandra Gallant, a designer, artist and cartoonist in Boston, Massachusetts focused on science communication, particularly in the life sciences. My work across disciplines explores science, nature, pop culture and technology.
As an artist, I have had my work displayed in multiple group shows at Gallery1988, a pop culture art gallery, in Los Angeles. My work was shown in the Monty Python Official Art Show (Eric Idle attended the opening, it is one of the coolest things that’s ever happened – this piece is part of a limited edition series of just 13 prints and will never be printed again, you can find out about the show here.), as well as the Focus Features Show and the How Did This Get Made? Podcast Art Show with hosts Paul Scheer, Jason Mantzoukas and June Diane Raphael opening the show. My artwork has also been featured in multiple issues of the Bob’s Burgers Comic series, as well as in an episode of the show.
I studied Criminal Justice at Northeastern University and as part of my co-op experiences, worked at the Institute on Race & Justice and the Center for Criminal Justice Policy Research, where I was part of a team conducting field work, data analysis and web design and development focused on racial profiling by law enforcement agencies.
For the past 11 years, I have worked at Brigham and Women’s Hospital for the Brigham Research Institute in a variety of web and design roles, with my current role being Web Media Manager & Creative Designer. During my tenure, I’ve built more than 300 WordPress websites for scientists, designed materials for more than 500 scientific programs and events and assisted with major development campaigns and initiatives around research fundraising and awards. I work across departments and across disciplines in my role, where I am responsible for being one or more of the following: UX Designer, Graphic Designer, Videographer, Web Designer, Creative Director, Copywriter, or Content Strategist on any given day.
I am also a cosplayer and attend San Diego Comic Con each year, with past cosplays including: Dragon Age: Inquisition’s Elf Inquisitor, Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century, Dolores from WestWorld, Mercy from Overwatch, the 13th Doctor Who, Louise Belcher and Bad Janet from The Good Place. For my cosplays, I design, construct, and occasionally sew each costume from scratch and also design and build props as needed.
I was part of the team that brought the first hackathons to Brigham and Women’s Hospital, in partnership with the Digital Innovation Hub and MIT’s Hacking Medicine. I also have participated in various hackathons around life sciences, including the Clinton Foundation Women’s Health Hackathon and the Boston Children’s Hackathon receiving three awards for the design of a prototype for a physical therapy video game for children at the Boston Children’s Hackathon.
Art in the Cafe (2013 – Solo Exhibition)
How Did This Get Made? Official Art Show – Gallery1988, Los Angeles (2017 – Group Show)
Focus Features Official Art Show – Gallery1988, Los Angeles (2017 – Group Show)
Monty Python Official Art Show – Gallery1988, Los Angeles (2018 – Group Show)
This is Happening: A Day in the Life of Instagram – Edited by Bridget Watson Payne (photography)
Official Bob’s Burgers Ongoing Comic Issue #6 (artwork)
Free Comic Book Day Bob’s Burgers Comic (artwork)
Well Done Bob’s Burgers Trade Publication (artwork)
I used to be a rock climbing instructor in the Adirondacks, where I was a camp counselor for campers aged 6-17 and led multi-day climbing trips of campers 11-17 into the wilderness and acted as a wilderness guide.
I also used to teach knitting, jewelry-making and creative journaling at a craft studio.