American-Bahamian, Alexis Alleyne-Caputo is an anthropologist, award-winning interdisciplinary artist, photographer, poet, writer, filmmaker, curator of performance art and social justice practitioner.
She is a graduate of Goddard College, MFA, New York University, MA, BS/MA, BMCC – The City University of New York, AA, a certified Arts in Medicine practitioner and Dr. John Graham-Pole scholar (University of Florida – Center for Arts in Medicine).
Academic and artistic affiliations are as faculty at the New York Film Academy (2019 – present), and formerly as university professor at the University of Miami (2014-2017), New World School of the Arts at Miami-Dade College (2010-2015), as guest artist at Harlem School of the Arts, and as art consultant at Florida Memorial University (Lou Rawls Center for the Performing Arts).
Her master project Afro Diaries™ is a collection of work by, for, and about women of color, offering a window into the landscape of miscarriages women endure. The work reflects and refracts the critical issues of identity, cultural differences, human rights, and draws from myriad issues and concerns that create conflict and inequality in society. It is permanently archived in the Eliot D. Pratt Library at Goddard College, the University of Miami Special Collections (1996-2013), and New York University (Bobst Library).
Beyond the academy, she has created and presented work to illustrate women’s contributions to the arts internationally and is the recipient of various fellowships and residencies. In 2016, she was awarded the Artist Certificate of Appreciation from the Miami-Dade County Office of The Mayor & County Commissioners for her contribution to arts and culture in Miami-Dade County
As a singer-songwriter, she produced the freshman Poetry & Spoken Word compilation, Unnecessary Noise Prohibited, and has presented at the National Poetry Championship. As a writer, arts and cultural journalist, her work has been published in the Miami Herald, South Florida Times, Miami New Times, Miami Times, The Tribune (Nassau, Bahamas), The Nassau Guardian (Nassau, Bahamas), The Jamaica Gleaner, FlaVour Magazine and Diaries of Black Art in America, where she was a featured columnist. She has exhibited in the US, Caribbean, and Europe and is funded by philanthropists, private foundations, arts, cultural organizations, and major corporations.