Alexandre Pépin is a French-Canadian visual artist born in Tio'tia:ke (Montréal) (1992) and currently living in Austin, Texas. He holds an MFA in Studio Arts from the University of Texas at Austin (2022) and a BFA in Studio Arts from Concordia University in Montréal (2016). Pépin draws from the legacy of Byzantine and Early Renaissance Frescoes, Post-Impressionism, Tonalism, The Viennese Secession, and Pattern and Decoration to portray moments of Queer intimacy and spiritual contemplation. Grant Recipient of the Quebec Arts and Letters Council (2017) and the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation (2019), Pépin participated in residencies at the Vermont Studio Center (2017) and at the Ox-Bow School of Arts (Summer Fellowship, 2021), and showed work through solo and group exhibitions in Canada and the US. His work was recently reviewed in Esse Arts + Opinions (Summer 2021), New American Painting (Issue 156, 2022), Glasstire (Moya Ford, A commitment to(...), 2022), and Sightlines Magazine (McKetta, Studio Visit:Alexandre Pépin, 2022).