Alexa Meade paints portraits on the human body that turn real life people into seemingly 2D works of art

"In some ways, artist Alexa Meade is a traditional figure painter. But she works on an unusual canvas: the actual human body. And she takes a classical concept — trompe l'oeil, the art of making a two-dimensional representation look three-dimensional — and turns it on its head. Her aim is to do the opposite, to collapse depth and make her living models into flat pictures."
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PBS NewsHour

"Art + Magic = Alexa + Meade"
-David Blaine, Magician

PAINTED INSTALLATIONS

BLUE PRINT, 2010 24"x18" Edition of 7

BLUE PRINT, 2010
24"x18" Edition of 7

BLUE PRINT INSTALLATION 8'x8'x4' Installation

BLUE PRINT INSTALLATION
8'x8'x4' Installation

NATURA MORTA, 2009 24"x18" Edition of 7

NATURA MORTA, 2009
24"x18" Edition of 7

NATURA MORTA INSTALLATION

NATURA MORTA INSTALLATION

JAIMIE, 2010 16"x20" Edition of 7

JAIMIE, 2010
16"x20" Edition of 7

JAIMIE WITH ALEXA

JAIMIE WITH ALEXA

SPECTACLE, 2010 24"x18" Edition of 7

SPECTACLE, 2010
24"x18" Edition of 7

SPECTACLE INSTALLATION 8'x8'x4' Installation

SPECTACLE INSTALLATION
8'x8'x4' Installation

TRANSIT, 2009 24"x18" Edition of 7

TRANSIT, 2009
24"x18" Edition of 7

TRANSIT 3, 2009 Performance on the DC Metro

TRANSIT 3, 2009
Performance on the DC Metro

ALIGNED WITH ALEXA, 2010 16"x16" Edition of 7

ALIGNED WITH ALEXA, 2010
16"x16" Edition of 7

TIMMY TOURIST, 2009 30"x 45" Edition of 7

TIMMY TOURIST 

2010, 30'' x 45'' Edition of 7

Limited edition prints and commissioned portraits available. Pricing upon request: pricing@alexameade.com.

ALEXA // SHEILA

Hesitate // Activate in process Photo by David Branson

Hesitate // Activate in process
Photo by David Branson

HESITATE, 2012 160x80 cm, Edition of 3 | 50x100 cm, Edition of 5 | 75x37.5 cm, Edition of 7

HESITATE, 2012
160x80 cm, Edition of 3 | 50x100 cm, Edition of 5 | 75x37.5 cm, Edition of 7

ACTIVATE, 2012 100x100 cm, Edition of 3 | 75x75 cm, Edition of 5 | 50x50 cm, Edition of 7

ACTIVATE, 2012
100x100 cm, Edition of 3 | 75x75 cm, Edition of 5 | 50x50 cm, Edition of 7

Hesitate // Activate in process Photo by David Branson

Hesitate // Activate in process
Photo by David Branson

UNSEEN, 2012 160x106 cm, Edition of 3 | 100x66 cm, Edition of 5 | 75x50 cm, Edition of 7

UNSEEN, 2012
160x106 cm, Edition of 3 | 100x66 cm, Edition of 5 | 75x50 cm, Edition of 7

SHAPE, 2012 160x106 cm, Edition of 3 | 100x66 cm, Edition of 5 | 75x50 cm, Edition of 7

SHAPE, 2012
160x106 cm, Edition of 3 | 100x66 cm, Edition of 5 | 75x50 cm, Edition of 7

Unseen // Shape in process

Unseen // Shape in process

SHIFT, 2012 160x106 cm, Edition of 3 | 100x66 cm, Edition of 5 | 75x50 cm, Edition of 7

SHIFT, 2012
160x106 cm, Edition of 3 | 100x66 cm, Edition of 5 | 75x50 cm, Edition of 7

HEAD TRIP, 2012 100x100 cm, Edition of 3 | 75x75 cm, Edition of 5 | 50x50 cm, Edition of 7

HEAD TRIP, 2012
100x100 cm, Edition of 3 | 75x75 cm, Edition of 5 | 50x50 cm, Edition of 7

Head Trip in process

Head Trip in process

MANGO LASSI, 2012
160x106 cm, Edition of 3 | 100x66 cm, Edition of 5 | 75x50 cm, Edition of 7

Mango Lassi in process

Mango Lassi in process

WHITE OUT, 2012 160x106 cm, Edition of 3 | 100x66 cm, Edition of 5 | 75x50 cm, Edition of 7

WHITE OUT, 2012
160x106 cm, Edition of 3 | 100x66 cm, Edition of 5 | 75x50 cm, Edition of 7

REVOLVER, 2012 160x106 cm, Edition of 3 | 100x66 cm, Edition of 5 | 75x50 cm, Edition of 7

REVOLVER, 2012
160x106 cm, Edition of 3 | 100x66 cm, Edition of 5 | 75x50 cm, Edition of 7

Revolver in process

Revolver in process

View more at alexasheila.com
Limited edition prints and commissioned portraits available. Pricing upon request: info@alexasheila.com.

SELF PORTRAITS

DOUBLE TAKE, 2010 16x20'', Edition of 7

DOUBLE TAKE, 2010
16x20'', Edition of 7

SELF-SATISFIED, 2011 42''x27'', Edition of 7

SELF-SATISFIED, 2011
42''x27'', Edition of 7

EXPOSURE, 2009 16"x20", Edition of 7

EXPOSURE, 2009
16"x20", Edition of 7

PORTRAIT OF A SELF-PORTRAIT, 2009 16"x20", Edition of 7

PORTRAIT OF A SELF-PORTRAIT, 2009
16"x20", Edition of 7

Limited edition prints and commissioned portraits available. Pricing upon request: pricing@alexameade.com.

ART ON THE STREETS

RISEN, 2012 30"x40'', Edition of 7

RISEN, 2012
30"x40'', Edition of 7

COME DOWN, 2012 66x100cm, Edition of 7

COME DOWN, 2012
66x100cm, Edition of 7

GRAVITÉ, 2015 27x40 cm, Edition of 7

GRAVITÉ, 2015
27x40 cm, Edition of 7

"Risen" in process

"Risen" in process

MARTYRDOM, 2012 66x100 cm, Edition of 7

MARTYRDOM, 2012
66x100 cm, Edition of 7

SUSPENSION, 2015 27x40 cm, Edition of 7

SUSPENSION, 2015
27x40 cm, Edition of 7

Limited edition prints and commissioned portraits available. Pricing upon request: pricing@alexameade.com.

ALEXA + LACEY

Dark Dreary  

Dark Dreary

 

The Watch

The Watch

Off The Wall

Off The Wall

Selfie Portrait

Selfie Portrait

Two Men

Two Men

An Unfinished Story

An Unfinished Story

Open Your Eyes

All photographs by Lacey
Paintings by Alexa Meade for Details Magazine, September 2014

In The Pink

In The Pink

CMYK

K, 2015 18"x24" Edition of 7

K, 2015
18"x24" Edition of 7

C, 2015 18"x24" Edition of 7

C, 2015
18"x24" Edition of 7

M, 2015 18"x24" Edition of 7

M, 2015
18"x24" Edition of 7

Y, 2015 18"x24" Edition of 7

Y, 2015
18"x24" Edition of 7

Limited edition prints and commissioned portraits available. Pricing upon request: pricing@alexameade.com.

STILL LIFE

FRUIT BOWL, 2009 20"x10", Edition of 7

FRUIT BOWL, 2009
20"x10", Edition of 7

GRAPEFRUIT, 2009 9"x12", Edition of 7

GRAPEFRUIT, 2009
9"x12", Edition of 7

EGG ON EGG, 2009 16"x10", Edition of 7

EGG ON EGG, 2009
16"x10", Edition of 7

BEND, 2012 11"x14", Edition of 7

BEND, 2012
11"x14", Edition of 7

Limited edition prints and commissioned portraits available. Pricing upon request: pricing@alexameade.com.