ALEXANDER BARTON is a New York based visual hound dog, whose work centers on the perversion of popular culture debris. Bred in the toxic state of New Jersey, he later earned his BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design (2004) and is currently an MFA candidate at the New York Academy of Art. Over the past decade Barton has shown his work between New York City and Providence, with several solo exhibitions including "Hot Hide," "Comex or Becamus," and "Body Of." He is a President's Scholar at the New York Academy of Art and was awarded a residency at the Cooper Union School of Art in New York City (2005) and the Leipzig International Art Programme in Leipzig, Germany (2011). Barton is presently working on a collection of paintings to be exhibited in 2012 entitled "Filth & Foremost."