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From the 10th Annual Shorty Awards

Alexa Meade

Finalist in Art

About Alexa Meade

Alexa Meade has expanded the idea of what a canvas can do, making “real live humans and 3D spaces look like a 2D painting.” The mesmerizing technique she created in 2009 has been thrilling people at art installations throughout the world ever since. From an exhibition this year at Baselworld in Switzerland to a feature in VICE, Alexa’s “living paintings” are in demand. Alexa’s TED Talk, viewed over 2.6M times on, recounts the story of her artistic journey to reveal “what’s below the surface.” That attitude led her to be honored with a Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Award in 2017. Alexa’s social pages are alive as well, with 140K+ Instagram and 525K+ Facebook followers getting a new perspective on, well... perspective.

Alexa Meade's best work on social