Hi, I'm LEXY. Nice to meet you! Thank you for taking the time to look at the things I make - it means a lot to be able to share snidbits of my colourful world with 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 and environmental themes through work that is humorous, playful, and interactive. 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 personal 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. From 2015 - 2018, I co-created and co-ran 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 and backgrounds. I have been an adjunct professor at Parsons School for Design, and a teaching artist with Children’s Museum of the Arts, Groundswell and the Sunnyside Community Center for Seniors, among others. 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, as a means of storytelling and 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 (Watermill, NY), Flux Factory (Queens, NY), ARoS Museum (Aarhus, Denmark), the Children’s Museum of the Arts (New York, NY), Everglades National Park (Everglades, FL), and a Van Lier Fellow at the MAD Museum (New York, NY). My work has been featured in VICE, Women’s Wear Daily, Broad City and the New York Times. I am based in New York City, though I spend most of my time up in the clouds…
Also, I love collaborating! Please reach out to me if you have an idea. Like I said, it’s nice to meet you!