Eugenia AlexanderMultimedia Artist
Eugenia Alexander is a multimedia artist from Edwardsville, Illinois. She studied fine art and art history at Columbia College Chicago, but is largely self-taught, and currently lives and works in Saint Louis, Missouri. Alexander has painted for over ten years and is studying under her grandmother, master artist quilter Edna Patterson Petty. Subconsciously refining her visual works, Alexander has created her own genre and her own signature style, which viewers can easily recognize through the alluring repetitive line patterns that adorn her work. Her inspirations include traditional African symbolism and textile design as well as Afrofuturism, a genre of literature, art, music, and many other forms that features futuristic or science fiction themes incorporating black history and culture.
Alexander’s work has been featured in several group and solo exhibitions and events, including: Evolving Archetypes, SOHA Studio & Gallery, Saint Louis (2016); Powerful Black Women Artists, Vaughn Cultural Center, Saint Louis (2016); and Blended Spirits: Where Two Artful Souls Collide, Old North St. Louis Restoration Group (2015). Additionally, she has participated in Artscope’s Wall Ball Auction (2016). Media outlets including All the Art: The Visual Art Quarterly of St. Louis, Santa Clara University’s Explore Journal, and NPR Saint Louis Public Radio, among many others have profiled Alexander.