My Story

My name is Alexander Caserta and I live in Rhode Island. I was a full‑time instructor of the visual arts for over thirty-three years. I have been producing documentaries on people and places in Rhode Island for over twenty years. I worked as an intern with the National Endowment for the Arts in Washington DC and with the Rhode Island State Council for the Arts. During most of my career in education I worked on the development and implementation of proposals in the arts and humanities funded through grants. My work has been exhibited in several states through galleries, museums and traveling exhibitions. My photographs were in the Arts in the Embassies Program with the State Department in Washington DC, including an exhibition at the Department of State. Some of my documentary images are in the archival collection at the American Folklife Center in the Library of Congress. My favorite place to photograph is in Italy where the color and light enhances the image. I have a passion for photographing historical buildings with their unique architecture and landscapes.

Now that I have retired I am devoting some of my time to working on documentaries and producing a series of episodes for public television called "Harvesting Rhode Island". The series shares stories about farming, the individuals who work he land, the stewardship of land, and the importance of supporting the local farmers.

I have returned to oil painting and plan on devoting more time to creating works of art.  


Photo by Charleen Larkin

Photo by Charleen Larkin

Past Sponsors 

  • RI Department of Environmental Management: Division of Agriculture    
  • United States Department of Agriculture: Rural Development
  • The Rhode Island Foundation   
  • Rhode Island Council on the Humanities
  • Rhode Island PBS
  • Rhode Island Historical Society  
  • Connecticut Humanities Council
  • Ocean State Charities Trust  
  • Rhode Island Fruit Growers Association