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Humans of the U: Alix Twiggs

I am proud to be earning degrees in psychology and art, with an emphasis is sculpture intermedia. People are what inspire me. I have loved working so closely with the community and have found a passion in being able to continue that work. It’s through connections and relationships that I believe we find a greater meaning in life. I will always find inspiration from people and the stories they share.

My own research within my art practice has been a commitment to understanding interpersonal relationships and bringing the familial experience to a gallery setting. Collecting experiences from parents in the community and researching the history of gendered roles, I have worked to bring these important conversations into the art world.

I have had the great privilege to work with Professor Moses Williams in a variety of ways and projects the past two and a half years and I can say without a doubt he has had the biggest positive impact on my time at the University of Utah. He is ambitious, determined, wise, an amazing teacher, an incredible artist and a wonderful friend. He has helped me navigate the difficulties of balancing school, work, and family. He has challenged and supported me in ways I’m so grateful for. I will forever look up to him and be grateful for the influence he’s had on me.

While at the U, my major accomplishments include being awarded two semesters of Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program funding, and receiving the award of Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher for the College of Fine Arts. I also worked with the Women’s Resource Center, UKids, and the Art Department to create art programming for families on campus. I have been Sculpture Club President for two years and put on many workshops, as well as a joint exhibition with Weber State University. We received a Fine Arts Fees grant to take the Sculpture Club to Venice, Italy to attend the Venice Biennale and last year we organized a trip to New York City. My greatest accomplishment, however, will always be my daughter, Berlin.”

— Alix Twiggs, bachelor of fine art with an emphasis in sculpture intermedia, bachelor of science psychology ’24