Episode Forty-Five features Alina Perez, an artist from Miami, Florida who works with charcoal and pastel to create large-scale drawings on paper. Perez received her BFA in Painting at the Rhode Island School of Design, and was a participant at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2017. From 2018-2019, Perez was a visual arts fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, MA. Perez has attended multiple residencies including the OxBow School of Art in Saugatuck, MI and the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, VT. Her work was recently exhibited at Arcadia Missa Gallery in London, Blum & Poe Gallery in Los Angeles, CA, and Anna Zorina Gallery in NY. Perez was also included in the 2019 Atlanta Contemporary Biennial in Atlanta, GA and the New Prints Program at the International Print Center of New York. Perez is currently attending Yale University in New Haven, CT as a 2021 Painting & Printmaking MFA candidate.