Photo Credit: Pei Jung

Photo Credit: Pei Jung

Hi, I'm LEXY. Nice to meet you! I am an interdisciplinary artist who is interested in the intersection between art making and making the world a better place. I explore social themes through work that is humorous, playful, and interactive.  I seek to emulate the minds of children in my process; I love to explore materials, experiment, and play, with the goal of creating artwork rooted in authenticity, joy, and self-expression I love working with my hands, implementing traditional craftwork to create inviting and unique pieces.  I am passionate about arts and accessibility, and have most recently been exploring public and participatory art, including performances, murals, and workshops. My long-term project is entitled KOOKERVILLE, a fictitious world where your inner child goes to when it has been lost. This is manifested in the form of outlandish creatures, called Kookers, that are made from found and recycled materials. The Kookers roam around New York City to spread joy, play, and social disruption. 

Aside from making, I am also passionate about art teaching and programming. In 2015, I co-created Accessible Art, a weekly adaptive art program for disabled youth in the South Bronx, which was the recipient of $5000 New Challenge Grant for Social Justice. I have facilitated art programs in a range of spaces, for a variety of ages.  I believe that everybody is an artist, and I get immense joy from bringing art to people who would not normally seek it or have access to it. I love cultivating creativity in people, and encouraging self-expression. 

I have a BFA in Fashion Design from Parsons School for Design (2016), where I was nominated for Designer of the Year. I have been an artist-in-resident at the Watermill Center, a Van Lier Fellow at the MAD Museum, and I am currently an artist-in-resident at the Flux Factory, a community art space in Queens. I am based in New York City, though I spend most of my time up in the clouds…