I'm Alexa Lee, a folk artist from Alabama.

My art began with acrylic painting, which has since grown into a body of work that spans from large mixed media paintings to ceramic sculptures. These artworks explores themes of history, spirituality, and femininity by means of colorful characters and images that evoke stories. 


I currently live, study art, and work as a barista in Birmingham, Alabama. In 2022, I'm displaying a collection of early work heavily inspired by folk tales and songs.

In my experience, painting almost feels like singing, like an overflow of something that’s too much to contain. Most of my artwork is bittersweet in tone, whether based on my story or someone else’s. These images seek to understand the complicated nature of joy and sorrow existing together and the brightly-colored darkness of the world.

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