Alexis Sablone

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Alexis Sablone
Personal information
Born (1986-08-12) 12 August 1986 (age 33)
Old Saybrook, Connecticut, U.S.
Sport
Country United States
SportSkateboarding

Alexis Sablone (born August 12, 1986) is a goofy-footed American skateboarder, architect, and artist.[1]

Biography[edit]

Skateboarding[edit]

Sablone entered her first contest when she was 12 years old.[2] She gained recognition for her video part in the Coliseum video - P.J. Ladd's Wonderful, Horrible, Life released in 2002. In the video, she skates to the Rosemary Clooney song - Mambo Italiano.[3]

At the age of 23, Sablone entered her first X Games, placing 2nd in Skateboard Street at X Games XV.[4] She has competed in every X Games since, earning: 3 Gold Medals, 2 Silver Medals, and 1 Bronze.

Sablone received her first signature pro deck in 2017 as the newest member of the WKND Skateboards team.[4]

Sablone travels internationally to skate and make public appearances.[5]

Skate Video Parts[6] Year
WKND - Sir Palmer 2018
New Balance - Tricolor 2017
The Firm - Can't Stop 2003
Thrasher - King of The Road 2003
Coliseum - P.J. Ladd's Wonderful, Horrible, Life 2002

Architecture[edit]

In addition to skateboarding, Sablone has pursued an academic career in architecture graduating with a degree in architecture from Barnard College in 2008.[2] In 2016, Sablone earned a master's degree in architecture from MIT.[4]

In 2018, she was invited to design a skateable sculpture for a public square in Malmö, Sweden.[1]

Art[edit]

Sablone is also an illustrator, animator, and sculptor, creating graphics for the "Sir Palmer"[7] video released by WKND in 2018; as well as, illustrating some of board graphics for the company.[8] In November 2018, Sablone had an art show at Skate Brooklyn, where she showed drawings and sculptures; as well as, released a limited edition T-shirt illustrated by Sablone.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Alexis Sablone Designs Skateable Sculpture for Public Square in Malmö". Skate News Wire.
  2. ^ a b Cain, Patrick G. Skateboarding street. 21st Century. ISBN 146770749X.
  3. ^ "Coliseum Skate Shop - PJ Ladd's Wonderful Horrible Life (2002) Soundtrack < Skately Library". skately.com.
  4. ^ a b c "Alexis Sablone's official X Games athlete biography". X Games.
  5. ^ "Groundbreaking Skate Exchange Showcases Global Culture and Camaraderie of Women's Skateboarding". Adventure Sports Network. 12 December 2018.
  6. ^ "Alexis Sablone skater profile". www.skatevideosite.com.
  7. ^ "WKND's "Sir Palmer" Article". www.thrashermagazine.com.
  8. ^ Smith, Jonathan; Authors, Various (21 December 2018). "Our Favorite Skateboarders of 2018". Vice.
  9. ^ Skateboarding, N. Y. (13 November 2018). "Doyenne x Alexis Sablone Exhibition Launch (2018-11-16)". NYSkateboarding.com.