Alexandria Smith - A Rigamortis Paradise, 2018 (detail)

Alexandria Smith

Painting

June 16, 2020

Alexandria Smith is an American award-winning mixed media visual artist living and working between New York City and London. She was co-organizer of the collective, Black Women Artists for Black Lives Matter (BWA for BLM) from 2016-18. Her work explores the transformative girlhood experiences that shape the women we become and illuminates the complexities of Black identity, interweaving memory, autobiography and history.

Featured image: Alexandria Smith - A Rigamortis Paradise, 2018 (detail). Acrylic, oil and enamel on canvas. 66 9/10 × 78 3/10 in. 170 × 199 cm. This is a unique work. Photo courtesy Galleria Anna Marra