Alex Dahm

Alex is a cartoonist, performance artist, and teacher. They love translating stories from their daily life into strange diagrams, tactile comics, and audience interactive experiences.


The School of the Art Institute - B.F.A.


Pencil, ink, collage, performance, sculpture, oil painting

Areas of focus:

Comics, illustration, storytelling, artist's books, conceptual art


Exhibition highlights:

  • "No Bad Days," Oomphotography, Chicago, IL - 2018
  • "Grood ACTual Show 7," Canvas, Chicago, IL - 2017
  • "Anything That Loves," Studio 180, Ontario, Canada - 2014
  • "Superheroines," Werkspace, Chicago, IL - 2014
  • "Sun Protection Factor," North Branch Projects, Chicago, IL - 2014

Other interests and inspirations:

Theatre, dance, entomology, videogames

Publication highlights:

  • Anything That Loves, pub. Northwest Press
  • Cicada Magazine
  • TruthOut

Alex's teaching style:

Alex is passionate about teaching students different ways to express their ideas, explore their identities, and build community through art. No story is too small there is power in letting your voice be heard!

Alex loves EAC because . . .

It offers a unique selection of classes that you're unlikely to find anywhere else. No interest is too obscure for EAC, if you're excited about it, you can take a class in it here!

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