Alix Pentecost-Farren

black and white circular illustration resembling a whirlpool


Alix Pentecost-Farren (she/her) is an illustrator and visual artist. She studied illustration and filmmaking at the Rhode Island School of Design before moving to New York. Her work has been awarded a silver medal from the Society of Illustrators, a Communication Arts Award of Excellence, and shown by galleries in the U.S. and abroad. She has been an artist in residence at the SVA RisoLAB, Elsewhere Museum, and the Vermont Studio Center.

Her work is motivated by her passion for the environment, developed during her upbringing in rural North Carolina. Equally inspired by folktales and scientific journals, she uses ornamentation and symbolism to reflect on the human relationship to the natural world. Much of her work is an attempt to process the Anthropocene—the age of human influence on geological systems long thought to be immune. She uses delicate imagery and finds unexpected ways for the audience to encounter the work in an attempt to create opportunities for people to think about the unthinkable.

She was a 2018 CBA Workspace Artist-in-Residence.

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