Alejandra Carrillo is a native of the Ciudad Juárez and El Paso U.S.-Mexico border region. In 2009, she acquired a BFA from the University of Texas at El Paso, graduating Cum Laude with concentrations in metalsmithing and sculpture. In 2015, she began pursuing an MFA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, concentrating once more in metalsmithing. In between her undergraduate and graduate studies, Alejandra participated in internships, residencies, and workshops in the states of Texas, Tennessee, Delaware, New York, and Maine. She also worked for two years in the City of El Paso’s “Museums and Cultural Affairs Department” as the Public Art Program Specialist, an experience that reinforced her commitment to give back to her community through art projects. Artistically, Alejandra combines multiple mediums (including performance, textiles, and metals) to produce works that speak to and critique women’s appearance conditioned by numbers, measurements, and other hegemonic systems that quantify and qualify bodies.