Alexej Savreux (b.1989, Burlington, VT, lives and works in Kansas City, Missouri) is an artist, comedian, filmmaker, editorialist, and poet, holds a BA in Communications from Ottawa University, cum laude, and has undertaken apprenticeships in linguistics, sociology, philosophy, film and media arts, journalism, desktop publishing, and theatre. His written work and visual work have been published and exhibited widely in such periodicals as Writer's Digest, Cracked, The Berkley Press, The Kansas City Fringe Festival, The Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture (City of Boston, MA), The Washington Post, Union Theological Seminary at Columbia University in the City of New York, the division of social sciences at Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, KS, and the linguistics departments at the University of Kansas and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Savreux is a longtime affiliate of Wilshire Press, Wingless Dreamer Publishing House in Scotland, among others. He has been in residence at the Unlucky Rabbit Art Studio (Kansas City, MO), and the Institute For Cultural Entrepreneurship at the State University of New York at Oneonta (Oneonta, NY). His longstanding artistic objective is to unite art and academia through expanded media forms including film, photography, video art, monologue comedy, poetry, sound engineering, trash art, spoken word, and graffiti to create works that attempt to find and reflect the beauty in things most would consider ugly or unlikely. His current editorial practice focuses on the sociology of mental illness, social and political satire, postmodernist art, music blogging, film theory, arts journalism, psychoanalysis, and neopragmatism.