Alexis Sablone is an artist, architect, and professional skateboarder. She has been skating in competitions since she was 12, and at age 34 finished fourth in Women’s Street Skateboarding at the Tokyo Olympics. Her current sponsors include Alltimers, Converse, Thunder, and Dial Tone. Sablone also creates works of animation, illustration, sculpture, and architecture, earning a master's degree in architecture from M.I.T. In 2018, Sablone was commissioned to create a skateable, public sculpture in Malmö, Sweden. The New York Times and Rolling Stone magazine have both featured Sablone in recent issues.
Join the Gray Center for Arts Inquiry to welcome professional skateboarder and designer Alexis Sablone, author Kyle Beachy, and performance theorist Tina Post along with FroSkate, Natty Bwoy Chicago, Timothy Johnson, Sonnenzimmer (Nick Butcher and Nadine Nakanishi), Maxwell Neely-Cohen, Kristen Ebeling, Every house has a door (Matthew Goulish and Lin Hixson) for The Useless Tool (Skate Session) a day of skateboarding and conversation about skateboarding as social and embodied practice, inspired and guided by the structure and rhythms of the skateboard session.
The Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry invites you to join us for a FarBar program with two of skateboard culture’s most visionary and respected figures, Mark Gonzales and Alexis Sablone, in conversation with writer and critic Kyle Beachy.