Alexa Meade applies paint directly to models and the surrounding scene, creating the illusion that real life people and places are inside the world of a 2D painting.
Alexa has exhibited her art at the Grand Palais des Champs-Élysées in Paris, Saatchi Gallery in London, Galerie Ivo Kamm in Zürich, Palacio De Hierro in Mexico City, Shibuya Crossing in Tokyo, The Lincoln Center in New York City, The United Nations building, and the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C.
She has been commissioned by Porsche, Sony, Instagram, and MINI Cooper. She has modeled for Ralph Lauren and 24 Hour Fitness. Alexa has collaborated with triple-Grammy Award winner Gotye, world-renowned magician David Blaine, and space-time researchers at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics.
Alexa has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors. The short film Color of Reality was granted the “Art as Impact Award” by CNN and was included in the National Civil Rights Museum’s “Freedom Awards Ceremony.” Alexa was honored with the “Disruptive Innovation Award” by The Tribeca Film Festival. She accepted an invitation to the White House under President Barack Obama.
She has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Vice, Vogue, WIRED, and Refinery29. She has twice achieved the coveted #1 spot on Reddit.com, “The Frontpage of the Internet.” Her TED Talk “Your Body is my Canvas,” has millions of views. Alexa is making history, quite literally – being written into art history textbooks around the world.