Alex Cogbill

fabricator | shop operations manager

The more I learn, the more I realize how little I know and how much I want to learn. Modus Studio requires perfection in fabrication, and fast. I have a job where I get to confront and accomplish so much everyday. We are given problems in the shop, both structurally and visually, and it is my job to find the solutions needed to achieve the optimal design. We also use tools, lots and lots of tools. It is pretty much the dream job situation for me, and I feel privileged to work and learn with such an awesome team that shares my passion for art and architecture.

I earned my BFA in Art Education from the University of Arkansas with an emphasis in sculpture. Even before I declared art as my major, I was welding large objects. Since graduating in 2011, I have installed several public sculptures in the region, including a large piece in the SoMa district of Little Rock. My work is inspired by the universally accessible concepts of geometry, perception, and the turmoil and triumphs of relationships. I also own Local Color Studio Gallery in Fayetteville, where I teach art classes, curate shows with regional artists, and create my own work. I know that the process I contribute to at Modus is the type of construction and fabrication I believe in, and something I am proud to facilitate.