Alexa Wright is an artist based in London (UK). Her artistic practice incorporates a wide range of media, including photography, video, sound, interactive installation and book-works. She has a longstanding track record of working across the boundaries of art and medical science to create ideas-led and research-based works that deal with major health-related issues in a way that is both innovative and accessible. Since creating the award-winning 'After Image' (photographic portraits of people with phantom limbs, 1997) Alexa has regularly worked with people affected by disabilities, life-changing medical conditions or mental health issues. She has extensive experience of working in collaboration with medical scientists from fields as diverse as Neurology, Medical Physics, Dermatology, Cardiology and Psychiatry, as well as other creative practitioners. In her work she is interested in exploring the margins and extremes of human experience and she is always keen to share ideas with other artists, and with practitioners from other disciplines.
Alexa’s work has been shown nationally and internationally, recent exhibitions include: Visions in The Nunnery, Bow Arts, London (2016); Hybrid Bodies, KunstKraftWerk, Leipzig, Germany (2016); Piecing it Together, St Pancras Hospital, London (participatory project), (2016); Phantom Limb Victoria Museum & Gallery, Liverpool (2016); SCAN Photobook Festival, Tarragona Spain (2016); The Photobook Exhibition, Athens Photo Festival, Benaki Museum, Athens (2016); Prescriptions: Artists’ books, The Beaney House, Canterbury (2016); The Flesh of The World, Justina M Barnicke Gallery/University of Toronto Art Centre (2015); Slippage, The Unstable Nature of Difference, Chester University Gallery (2015); NordArt2015, Büdelsdorf, Germany, (2015); Crafting Anatomies, Bonnington Gallery, Nottingham (2015); Hybrid Bodies, PHI Centre, Montreal (2014); Jersey Arts Centre, St Helier, Jersey (2013).
Alexa teaches at University of Westminster in London, where she is Reader in Art and Visual Culture. Her book, ‘Monstrosity the human monster in visual culture’ was published by IB Tauris in June 2013.