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  • “LilliandDottir's Garden of Earthly Delights”LilliandDottir's Garden of Earthly Delights

    Mixed Media: freeform marbling on paper, acrylic, scratchboard with various inks, embroidery, December 2018 11"x12"

  • “Landscape”Landscape

    Mixed Media: Acrylic paint, Alcohol inks, Oil ink, Lumiere paints on Paper 9"x12"

  • “Emergence”Emergence

    Mixed Media, alcohol ink, acrylic paint, oil inks, Lumiere paints 9"x12"

  • “(Not)Prince and the Woodman”(Not)Prince and the Woodman

    Acrylic on Canvas, 16" x 20" 2016 Shown in the Walkers Point Center for the Arts Member Show 2017

  • “Jerry Lewis' Selfie”Jerry Lewis' Selfie

    Acrylic on Canvas 10" x20" 2016 Shown at Gallerie M, Intercontinental Hotel 2016 Milwaukee, WI Under the aegis of Bay View Artists Guild

  • “Fred Contemplating”Fred Contemplating

    Acrylic on canvas board 2016 Juried into the Wright Museum, Beloit WI 2016

  • “Ofrenda for the Personae”Ofrenda for the Personae

    Three-dimensional piece consisting of 3 paintings by the artist, photocopies of her paintings, collage, photos of personae and other objects Created Autumn 2016 From: The Personae Project Shown during the installation Madam Odonata's Wake Marn Pop Up Gallery January-February 2018

  • “Portrait of Madam Odonata as Syed He Saan al BaHr”Portrait of Madam Odonata as Syed He Saan al BaHr

    Acrylic, Felt and Plastic Sea Horses on paper 11" x 14" December 2014 Shown at the Wustum Art Museum, Racine WI 2015 From the Personae Project

Alexa Hollywood

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Performance/Multidisciplinary Artist
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artist bio

ARTIST'S NOTE: My YouTube Channel and Blurb Books can be accessed with the Icons on the left. It's Sleight of Hand. Take a chance! Also included is a fantasy/journal using an electronic format (Tumblr)

Artist Bio I

Ms. Hollywood first encountered visual art at age four when she and her siblings would race through the Seattle Art Museum which at that time was located in Volunteer Park.The guard was wary but tolerated them. In contrast, the guard at the Conservatory summarily tossed the ebullient brats out of that Victorian glass building. After age six, her visits to the art museum were more sporadic.

She attended college at the University of Washington where she worked in the Audio Visual Department showing slides and films in Art History classes. She also showed slides for visiting artists at the Seattle Art Museum. She continued visiting museums.

Throughout her life, she was an avid doodler and visitor of art museums in the USA and abroad.She finally decided to make visual art. She has been a published poet and a choreographer/performance artist who received small grants.

Artist Bio II

Alexa Hollywood was born into poverty in a dysfunctional family. By age 15 she had undiagnosed agitated depression, by age 21, OCD. She was functional enough and by age 35 managed to acquire an MSW. By age 50 she took the long slow elephant walk into oblivion where she remained for 10 years. At age sixty, she decided to return to the world. She plotted her return. She must engage. And activities must be within a mile of where she lived to ensure she would participate. She began to take drawing and painting classes through the Sports and Rec Department at Riverside High School. By a weird fluke, she became infected with parasitic worms. When she sought treatment she was told she was psychotic. After two and a half years she finally was prescribed Albenza and was worm free. However, by that time, she had an impaired immune system. Creating was her solace and sanctuary. And so she became an artist.

artist statement

Artist's Statement:

I am a Multidisciplinary/Performance Artist creating iterations of self and identity through the use of Personae. All humans are multifaceted. As an old woman, I understand that a person can have many different identities over the lifespan. Personal myth and symbolism are extensively used in my work. I employ Acrylic Painting, Sculptures, Collage, Costumes, Books, Photographs, and Videos to examine self and identity. Weaving throughout my arc of work is commentary on self in context of society In 2018 I finished The Personae Project with the installation "Madam Odonata's Wake." I am now working on another multi-year arc "LillianDdottir, Confessional Poet". Individual pieces from these bodies of work are shown in group shows while completing the working cycle.

Resume:

Training: Mostly self-taught
Professional Organizations: Wisconsin Visual Artists

Art Exhibitions:
2018
Solo Shows
Madam Odonata's Wake: An Installation, MARN Pop up Gallery, Material Studios, Milwaukee, WI
Group Shows:
2018
Riverwest Artist's Association Member Show, Jazz Gallery, Milwaukee WI
Wisconsin Visual Artists Member Show, Alexia Gallery, Alverno College, Milwaukee, WI
Riverwest Artists Association Member Show, Jazz Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
2017
Wauwatosa Artists Workshop Show Cedarburg Cultural Center, Cedarburg, WI
SWAN Day Redline Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
Walkers Point Center for the Arts Member Show, WPCA, Milwaukee, WI
Riverwest Artists Association Member Show, Jazz Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
Museum of Wisconsin Art Member Show, West Bend, WI
2016
Swan Day MKE Redline Gallery and International Bobble Head Museum
Milwaukee, WI
Wauwatosa Artists Workshop Show Firefly Gallery, Wauwatosa Library, Wauwatosa WI
Community Show Wustum Museum, Racine WI
Beloit and Vicinity Exhibition Wright Museum, Beloit. WI
The Martini Girls Curate: All Mixed Up, The Art Bar, Milwaukee WI
Riverwest Artists Association Member Show Jazz Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
Wauwatosa Artists Workshop Show Gallery Blue, Ruess Building, Milwaukee .WI
Bay View Artists Guild Show Galerie M, Intercontinental Hotel, Milwaukee, WI
2015
Annual Bay View Artists Guild Show Gallerie M, Intercontinental Hotel, Milwaukee WI
Emerging Artists Show Langdon Divers Gallery, Fond du Lac, WI
curated by Mel Konstad
Community Show Wustum Museum, Racine WI
Steampunk Show Cedarburg Cultural Center, Cedarburg WI
2015 Members Show MOWA, West Bend WI
Community Mosaic Project MOWA, West Bend WI
2014
The Martini Girls Curate: Attack of the Brown Paper Bag The Art Bar, Milwaukee WI
2014 Members Show MOWA, West Bend WI

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