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  • “Poster Art”Poster Art

    Protest Art Poster created for project Take It To The Streets

  • “Shedding”Shedding

    Acrylic with sea glass on cradled board 24"x 24" from the series Feminist Creation Stories

  • “Cyclad/Creation Cycle: Panel 2 of Triptych”Cyclad/Creation Cycle: Panel 2 of Triptych

    Acrylic on stretched canvas 30"x 24" from the series Feminist Creation Stories, 2019 Shown at Walker's Point Center for the Arts 2019

  • “Shed”Shed

    Mixed media on cradle board 24"x 30" Sown at Walker Point Center for the Arts 2019

  • “: LilliandDottir's Sheela Na Gig”: LilliandDottir's Sheela Na Gig

    Mixed media: multiple 6"x 6" stretched canvas with acrylic painting and shattered porcelain with video. Shown at the Redline Gallery under the aegis of Wisconsin Visual Artists

  • “Reflections: Sarasota, Florida”Reflections: Sarasota, Florida

    Photograph 2019

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

    Acrylic on Canvas 16"x20" 2017 Shown at Walker Center for the Arts 2017

  • “Jerry Lewis' Selfie”Jerry Lewis' Selfie

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

  • “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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alexa hollywood llc
Multidisciplinary/Performance Artist and Writer
Milwaukee, WI 53202
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artist bio

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. In addition to being a multidisciplinary artist 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. At 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 and Writer 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. At times, my work exists at the intersect of art and art therapy where I understand there is only one persona, the artist. My work reflects this. Rather than having one style I have a multiplicity of styles.

For the past six years, I have been working on a sprawling work entitled The Autobiography Trilogy. I currently am in the third arc, Erratum A.I.R.A. The previous two arcs were The Personae Project and The LilliandDottir Confessional Poet Cycle. Above all, I am a storyteller. I tell, retell and tell the story again until I reclaim my life.


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

Art Exhibitions:


Protest Poster/ Take It To The Streets Various Milwaukee Neighborhoods
Member Show Riverwest Artist's Association, Jazz Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
Member Show, Walker's Point Center for the Arts
On the Wing Benefit Auction, The Portrait Society Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
Wisconsin Visual Artist Member Show, Redline Gallery
Swan Day Milwaukee, Urban Ecology Center Menomonee Valley

Solo Shows
Madam Odonata's Wake: An Installation, MARN Pop up Gallery, Material Studios, Milwaukee, WI
Group Shows:
Riverwest Artist's Association Member Show, Jazz Gallery, Milwaukee WI
Wisconsin Visual Artists Member Show, Alexia Gallery, Alverno College, Milwaukee, WI

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

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

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

The Martini Girls Curate: Attack of the Brown Paper Bag The Art Bar, Milwaukee WI
2014 Members Show MOWA, West Bend WI