As Alexus Harris prepares to flip her tassel at graduation, she also wraps up her B.F.A. (Drawing and Painting) degree with a final presentation at the B.F.A. Thesis Exhibition at the Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design. Her compelling 3-D work, “Trading Places,” is a social commentary on racism and the Black experience. Hear Alexus’ passionate plea, how Black comics influenced her work early on, entrepreneurship, and the a-ha moment that sparked new creative energy.
Alexus Harris is a creative born in Dayton, Ohio and raised in Lithonia, GA. She creates paintings based on Black experiences within the Black community and cultural world. Harris specializes in black and white aesthetics with inspiration from day-to-day issues in the Black community. Her work features recognizable elements and symbols that contribute to a predicted problem, where the viewer faces reality and the condition of his/her perception, and must reconsider their biased position.