Residency Dates
  • Aug 8th 2022 to Aug 21st 2022

Alexa Burrell is a mixed-media artist creating immersive video and sound installations that center complex Black femme experiences. She weaves together field recordings, video composites, projections, animations, sculptures and archival materials. Burrell is a documentarian, design artist and member of House/Full of Blackwomen, a ritual performance collective. She has produced immersive projection and sound designs for spaces such as Stanford University, Dance Mission Theater, ODC Theater, Joe Goode Performance Group, Oakland Theater Project and Counterpulse. Burrell’s solo musical project is LEXAGON. Her afro-futurist sound weaves together vocals, clarinet, field recordings and handmade instruments, incorporating femme ballads with ritualized moments of improvisation and intricate rhythms made from unordinary objects, such as stovetops. Her work has been featured at Kala Art Institute, Pro Arts Gallery, Luggage Store Gallery, Berkeley Art Museum, Pacific Film Archive, SomArts, Gray Area, Betti Ono Gallery, Ashara Ekundayo Gallery and Eastside Arts Alliance. She received the 2018 Soundwave Festival “Buzz Award” for innovation in music and the 2018 Alternative Exposure grant; she was nominated for the Isadora Duncan Dance Award in VISUAL DESIGN. Residencies include Montalvo, Audium Theater of Sound, Kala Art Institute, and Paul Dresher Studios. She is a member of Real Time and Space Art studios.