Alejandra Ramos is from Tucson, Arizona and currently works in Provo, Utah. She recently graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelors in Fine Arts. Alejandra works in photography and video to make art centered on the process of memory and how images temporarily satisfy desires to materialize time.
Below is a Q&A with had with Alejandra Ramos. 
How/where do you find inspiration?
In terms of what influences the narratives of my work, my family ancestry is a key source of inspiration. I have had the fortunate opportunity to travel to both my parent’s home countries—Mexico and Guatemala. Being in places and homes where my parents grew up creates a reverence and personal love for lands I long to have connections to. These feelings drive the motivation of my work and how private experiences can resonate with an audience.
What techniques do you use in the creation of your artwork? 
During the editing stages, I am conscious of the way I choose to manipulate each of my images by choosing to blur or soften an image to cue immediate sensations of “dreams” or “memory.” These artificial post edits are what create a specific vision and connection across each photograph to more accurately communicate certain feelings of loss.
How do you balance your time in the studio with family, work/other commitments?
Since the content of my work is usually tied to my familial narratives, I have the privilege of working with my family on projects. For No Es Mi Casa/ This Is Not my House I had the pleasure of working on this project with my grandparents and my father.
How useful is social media for you? What other ways do you stay connected to your audience? 
I think social media is incredibly useful for promoting and marketing yourself as an independent artist. However, I do think there are diverse ways to make direct contact with an audience. Fortunately, there are communities and events in Utah where artists can connect to audiences directly and personally, which I enjoy.

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