Alexis Roshuk was born on July 14, 1956 in New York City. At Princeton University he studied film criticism with Gilberto Perez. After college, he directed and edited several educational documentaries for private television stations in Italy. He received grants from the New York State Council on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and the New Jersey Committee for the Humanities. His award-winning works have been shown throughout the U.S. and Europe, including PBS, London's Institute for Contemporary Art, RAI (Rome) and the Tokyo Video Festival.