As an artist and activist, I believe in the power of art to permeate, dissect, transform, and create culture. Raised in Houston, TX, much of my work and is inspired by my city and my community. My experiences in Houston of race, gender, class, and the intersectionality of identities have brought me to a unique understanding of the social issues and injustices that exist today. My primary background is in painting; however, over the years I have immersed myself into videography, photography, public art, performance, and multimedia installation. I work both independently and collaboratively to create work that facilitates, aids, and inspires positive social change.
The Detroit Independent Freedom Schools Movement creates free, African-centered, educational experiences for children and families by mobilizing community volunteers and resources.
Alexa's photographs were published in the July 7, 2017 Detroit Free Press online