Selected Publications and Exhibitions

My work with abstract and poetry comics has been published by Fantagraphics, Sidekick Books, and Ink Brick Press.  Below are the images from those publications, with beautiful covers mostly made by other artists. Some of my photography and digital art has been shown in galleries as well.


Publications & Exhibitions

"Glitch: A Short Anthology", a set of images created with Processing and digital methods
Utsanga, Online, 2019

“Eight Bells”, illustrated poem using grammar diagrams
Ink Brick No 4, a Journal of Comics Poetry, Inc Brick Press, 2015

“Elements of Abstraction,” joint exhibition, new media
St. Louis Artists Guild, St. Louis, MO, 2015

“Reflections,” joint exhibition, photography
Meridian Street Gallery, LLC, Indianapolis, IN, 2015

“Panopticon”, abstract narrative based on 3D fractal rendering
Ink Brick No 3, a Journal of Comics Poetry, Inc Brick Press, 2015

“Peckish”, photography/abstract new media
Over the Line, An Introduction to Poetry Comics, Sidekick Books, 2015

“Given the Choice”, illustrated poem
Ink Brick No 2, a Journal of Comics Poetry, Inc Brick Press, 2014

“New York Swim,” back cover, photography
Anamesa, An Interdisciplinary Journal, New York University, New York, NY, 2012

“Life, Interwoven,” abstract graphic narrative and cover illustration
Abstract Comics: The Anthology, Fantagraphics Books, 2009
Nominated for Eisner Award, selected as “Notables” by Best AmericanComics 2010

“Silent Pictures,” joint exhibition, works from published anthology
James Gallery, Graduate Center of the City University of New York, NY, 2009

“Veronica’s Fold,” new media installation and dance performance
Present Company Inc., Amherst, MA and Online, 2005

“Sync 2005,” joint exhibition, new media installation
Duderstadt Center, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, MI, 2005

“Pause,” new media installation
Rhizome at the New Museum, ArtBase, Online, 2004


Reviews & Discussions

Henry Chamberlain, "SPX Spotlight: INK BRICK #9", Comics Grinder, September 15, 2018

Heidi McDonald, "2018 Ignatz Award nominees are announced and it’s a stellar list" , Comics Beat, August 27, 2018

Alex Dueben, "INTERVIEW: Alexey Sokolin and Alex Rothman Showcase their Comics Poetry Journal, INK BRICK", Comics Beat,  February 17, 2017

Rob Clough, “Ink Brick #1-2,” The Comics Journal, April 10, 2015

David Fairbanks, “Between the Panels there is Light and there is Music: A Review of INK BRICK No. 2,” Loser City, January 27, 2015. 

Andrew White, “Freefall”, Comics Workbook, November 8th, 2013

Matt Madden, "Notables 2010: Alexey Sokolin’s Life, Interwoven,” Drawing Words and Writing Pictures, April 16, 2011.

Peter Schwenge, "Abstract comics and the decomposition of horror," Horror Studies; Jun2011,  Vol. 2 Issue 2, p265

Ed Howard, “Best Comics of the Decade,” Only the Cinema, February 22, 2010

Derik Badman, “Abstract Comics the Discussion,MadInkBeard, February 8th, 2010

Sean Collins, “Comics Time: Abstract Comics,” All Too Flat.com, October 16, 2009

Peggy Roald, “Silent Pictures on Fifth Avenue,DesignArtsDaily, September 2, 2009

Sean Rogers, “Abstract Comics,” The Walrus, August 1, 2009

Kris Bather, “Abstract Comics the Anthology Review,” Comicbookjesus, June 28, 2009

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