The amazing photographic paintings by Alexa Meade create an unequivocal living imagination.
Before Bernie got covered in paint this is what he looked like. Vassar College, 2009.
2009, 18×24, Prints Available
Alexa tried painting a mapping of the shadows and highlights on top of her friend Bernie’s body before graduating from Vassar College in 2009. The result surprised her.
Egg on Egg
2009, 16×10, Prints Available
Alexa had to fry an egg, toast a piece of bread, and cook a sausage before she could paint her ephemeral still life piece in her parent’s Maryland basement.
Alexa’s first time painting herself was in her parent’s basement in Maryland in 2009. She forgot to paint her ear.
A man named Timmy was painted as a Washington, DC tourist in Alexa’s first studio in her parent’s basement in 2009.
A man named Timmy was painted as a tourist in Alexa’s first studio in her parent’s basement in 2009. He was later brought on the Washington DC metro, creating quite a stir.
Alexa painted her first large art installation for a 2009 art exhibit in Baltimore, Maryland. She painted her sister Julie Meade who fell asleep while painted during the art show opening.
During an artist in residency program at Ann-Marie Sculpture Garden in Maryland, Alexa painted a portrait of a woman named Jaimie.
Jaimie and Alexa
As part of an art exhibit at the Irvine Contemporary Gallery in Washington DC in 2010, Alexa painted Blake Kimborough.
As part of an art exhibit at the Irvine Contemporary Gallery in Washington DC in 2010, Alexa painted Joff Masakawa as the character “Spectacle.”
Alexa painted herself split in two during a 2010 artist in residency program at iPark in Connecticut.