Alexa Carson’s paintings empower and celebrate the female body, communicating a warrior stance against the oppression, objectification, and ridicule often expressed by the patriarchal dominant culture. The miracles of the female body are often shunned and shamed. From menstruation to birth to menopause, women are taught to conceal their natural processes. Carson’s work embodies the sacred feminine, presenting paintings of birth, breastfeeding, and menstruation. Carson explains, “The amazing magic of female bodies has been shamed and hidden long enough; it’s time for a reclaiming.”
Alexa Carson earned her BFA from Columbus College of Art and Design. She has exhibited throughout the Midwest, and her work can be found in local galleries including Lizzard’s and Siviis. Carson’s unique acrylic techniques honor the beauty found in nature and exemplify the power of the natural world.
Image Credit: Alexa Carson, "Postpartum," acrylic, 2022, 11"x14"
Alexa Carson is a fiscal year 2023 recipient of a Creative Support for Individuals grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature; and by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Individual Artist Project Grant is made possible in part by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.