Alexander LaValley / Pentabyte

Alexander LaValley, also known as Pentabyte within the drag community, is a multidisciplinary artist currently studying at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Coming from a small town in Massachusetts he is influenced by nature, architecture, and animals when creating art. Alexander is also heavily influenced by his peers and friends in the Queer community. His art practice mainly consists of fashion, sculpture, and performance art. As a licensed cosmetologist he also works with hair and makeup to enhance his art pieces. Alexander works hard to combine all of his passions into art that blurs the lines of constructed gender roles. His drag persona, Pentabyte, is the truest compilation of all of his practices into one living art piece.