So happy to be a part of the Tappan artist roster! I'm thrilled to announce that work from my Crystallized Book Series is included on Tappan. Check out my welcome interview and all the wonderful work of the other artists available through their website at www.tappancollective.com

So happy to be a part of the Tappan artist roster! I'm thrilled to announce that work from my Crystallized Book Series is included on Tappan. Check out my welcome interview and all the wonderful work of the other artists available through their website at www.tappancollective.com


I am excited to be exhibiting at Napa Valley Museum with Esther Traugot! My crystallized book series and a few other small sculptures are on display alongside Traugot’s crochet covered natural specimens from August 3 through September 18 in the Spotlight Gallery at the museum. "In Arnold and Traugot’s work objects both natural and man-made are made precious by encapsulating them in crystal and fiber. Their coverings act as eulogies to the fading culture of hardcopy books and to the dead representative bodies of a species in crisis. In their practices each artist transforms and elevates their subject, encouraging observation and attention." - Meagan Doud, Curator, Napa Valley Museum

I am excited to be exhibiting at Napa Valley Museum with Esther Traugot! My crystallized book series and a few other small sculptures are on display alongside Traugot’s crochet covered natural specimens from August 3 through September 18 in the Spotlight Gallery at the museum.

"In Arnold and Traugot’s work objects both natural and man-made are made precious by encapsulating them in crystal and fiber. Their coverings act as eulogies to the fading culture of hardcopy books and to the dead representative bodies of a species in crisis. In their practices each artist transforms and elevates their subject, encouraging observation and attention." - Meagan Doud, Curator, Napa Valley Museum


Material Limit brings together Bay Area-based sculptors Alexis Arnold and Mary Button Durell in the inaugural exhibition at state. These two artists’ practices center around the sustained investigation of material, and how different materials interact with space, light, and time. Material Limit will be on view through July 30th at state, 1295 Alabama Street, San Francisco. Gallery hours are Tues - Sat 12 - 5 pm or by appointment.

Material Limit brings together Bay Area-based sculptors Alexis Arnold and Mary Button Durell in the inaugural exhibition at stateThese two artists’ practices center around the sustained investigation of material, and how different materials interact with space, light, and time. Material Limit will be on view through July 30th at state, 1295 Alabama Street, San Francisco. Gallery hours are Tues - Sat 12 - 5 pm or by appointment.

I am excited and grateful for the article on Material Limit in the SF Chronicle and the SF/Arts NY Times insert!

I am excited and grateful for the article on Material Limit in the SF Chronicle and the SF/Arts NY Times insert!


My Crystallized Book series was recently featured on Hi-Fructose and Upper Playground, as well as included in this great article about Borax on KCET and printed in Issue 29 of Uppercase Magazine.

My Crystallized Book series was recently featured on Hi-Fructose and Upper Playground, as well as included in this great article about Borax on KCET and printed in Issue 29 of Uppercase Magazine.


I am excited to have my Grand Prismatic Spring Concentricretions included in the exhibition Common Ground: A Celebration of Our National Parks at the David Brower Center in Berkeley, CA. The show is on view from May 20th through September 8, 2016. Show press from the San Francisco Chronicle here.


Recent and Upcoming Events

August 2016 - Two-person exhibition with Esther Traugot, Napa Valley Museum, Yountville, CA,         Opening Saturday, August 6th

June 18 - July 30 - Material Limit: Alexis Arnold and Mary Button Durell at state, San Francisco, CA

May 20 - September 8 - Common Ground: A Celebration of Our National Parks, David Brower Center, Berkeley, CA

April 2016 - The Alchemist, Root Division, San Francisco, CA 

March 3- 6, 2016 Art on Paper, with OPEN-EDITIONS, New York, NY

February 6, 2016 Berkeley Public Library Foundation Authors Dinner, Featured Artist, Berkeley, C

Ongoing in 2016 - Crystallized Books, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO

May 2015 - Light/Weight, Solo show at En Em Art Space in Sacramento, CA

July 2015 - ArtCrush 2015, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, Colorado 


I was thrilled to be a featured artist at the Berkeley Public Library Authors Dinner on February 6, 2016. 

I was thrilled to be a featured artist at the Berkeley Public Library Authors Dinner on February 6, 2016. 


My Crystallized Book Series was featured in the July 2015 issue of mental_floss magazine! Scroll down to see more recent press highlights on the Crystallized Book series. 

My Crystallized Book Series was featured in the July 2015 issue of mental_floss magazine!

Scroll down to see more recent press highlights on the Crystallized Book series.