Alexis Pye

Alexis Pye’s practice explores the tradition of portraiture as a way to express the Black body outside of its social constructs. By placing her subjects in leisurely, luscious, nature-rich, and even fantastical settings, her artworks evoke a unique playfulness, wonder, Blackness, and joy amidst adversity. Her formal strategies integrate mixed media with painting, embroidery and punch-stitch needlework.


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