Surrealist oil painter Alexis Price creates a vivid and provocative body of work that encapsulates a contemporary phantom duality. Light and dark, beautiful and hideous, Yin and Yang. Her detailed oil paintings of sexualized feminine creatures express what it feels like to be both savage and delicate. Nasty and good. Roaring lions and wolves ejecting from a tiny frame. Alexis often uses herself as a model- pulling from her own experience of living life as a 4'11" woman struggling to be heard.
Alexis’ unique artistic understanding is rooted in being completely self-taught; visual art is her necessary cathartic communication. However Alexis does have a formal dance education, having received a BA in Dance Education from Meredith College (Raleigh, NC) in 2006. Throughout her dance career Alexis performed throughout the United States, Europe, and South America with NCYTE. She also established herself as a dance educator- teaching many forms of dance to students of all ages. During this time Alexis painted religiously, working privately at home and rarely showing her paintings.
Alexis decided to shift all focus to her visual art career in 2014. She joined the accomplished art community in Raleigh, NC whom welcomed her with open arms. She participated in many public art projects, group exhibitions, solo shows, public and private murals, and collaborative projects. Alexis relocated to Brooklyn, NY in 2016 where she currently resides, paints, and regularly shows her work.
2018 “Divine Hermaphrodites and the Project of Being" Shag, Brooklyn, NY
2016 “New Media Menagerie” The Pink Building, Raleigh, NC
2016 “Bright Skies” The Morning Times, Raleigh, NC
2016 “Household Pets” 305 W. Martin Street, Raleigh, NC
2015 “In Plain Sight” Reanimator Records, Winston Salem, NC
2015 “Skin and Bones” Goldenbelt Studios, Durham, NC
2015 “We Are Food” The Fiction Kitchen, Raleigh, NC
2014 “Wild Dogs” The Foundation, Raleigh, NC
2014 “Seeing Red” The Garland, Raleigh, NC
2013 “Just the Two of Us” Litmus Gallery, Raleigh, NC
2018 “Existence” Brooklyn Brush, Brooklyn, NY
2017 “WOW2” Wow X Wow (Online Gallery UK)
2017 “Bodega Cats” La Bodega Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2017 Fundraising Gala Artspace, Raleigh, NC
2016 “Night Comes Creeping” Glas Studio, Raleigh, NC
2016 “Spirits. Animals. Spirit Animals” Holder Goods and Crafts, Raleigh, NC
2016 “FUHB2” The Pink Building, Raleigh, NC
2016 “Media” The Visual Art Exchange, Raleigh, NC
2015 “Happy Hour” FEED Gallery, Raleigh, NC
2014 “Peregrine Projects” Edge of Urge, Raleigh, NC
Jenni Hart “The Birds and The Beasts: Time to talk paintings with Alexis Price”. Midtown Magazine, Raleigh, NC. November 2015 p. 60-61
Stacy Weger “The Wild Side: Alexis Price” Oak City Hustle Magazine, Raleigh, NC. October 2015 cover art and interview p. 20-25
Andrea Weigl “Her Muse? Herlself. When She’s Not Tending Bar” The News and Observer Newspaper Raleigh, NC. July 2015, Arts and Living cover photo 1D- continued article on p. 7D.
2018-2019 Kids Canvas Art Teacher
2013-2015 Champion Learning Academy Art Teacher
2012 Arts Together, Raleigh, NC Art Teacher
Public Art Projects
2017 “Art on the Move” Raleigh Public Arts
2015 "Blount Street Mural" Raleigh Public Arts and Artspace, NC