Art by Alexandra Hall
Alexandra received a BA in Political Science and a BA in Slavic Languages and Literature from Indiana University, Bloomington in 2010. After graduating with honors, she intended to move on to graduate school but detoured into painting. Her works can be found in private and public collections throughout the United States. Since 2014 she has worked as a professional painter, muralist, and illustrator. Hall is based in Fort Wayne, IN.
Hall's work reflects her playful personality, and her desire to bring positive energy into the world. Childhood illness allowed Hall hours to dream and draw. The experience forced her to grow up faster than her peers, and, those years have greatly influenced her work. Art has been her catharsis and a means of expressing her love of life. Her large-scale acrylic paintings display a healthy mixture of whimsical and surrealistic themes. Hall encourages her audience to embrace their inner child and never forget to color outside of the lines!
Hall is serious about community involvement and advocating for the arts. She acts as a consultant for the Public Art Commission. She sits on the Downtown Public Realm Committee. She is a chair member for the Fort Wayne Artist Guild. She developed a public art consulting firm, A H Public Spaces Consulting, and under that firm she developed and manages Art This Way, a mural program that operates under the umbrella of the Fort Wayne Downtown Improvement District. Art This Way facilitates the installation of public art on private property in downtown Fort Wayne. Her firm also consulted for the 2020 Make It Your Own Mural Fest, a public art initiative, which spans an eleven-county area of northeast Indiana.
In 2015, and again in 2016, she was awarded top ribbons in water-based painting in Ridgeway, CO. In 2017 her work was chosen for Boulder, CO's Pearl Street Arts Festival commemorative poster. She was inducted into her high school, Bishop Dwenger, Alumni Hall of Fame. In 2018 she was chosen as one of Fort Wayne magazine's 'Top 10 People of the Year'. In 2019 she won Arts United of Greater Fort Wayne 'Outstanding Advocate' Award. In 2019 she illustrated The Zookeeper by Jessie Strock, and in 2021 she is illustrating a series of books for an author based in Kentucky. In 2020 she installed a mural at Jiffy Lube in Fort Wayne. She was inducted into the 2021 class of Fort Wayne Business Weekly’s 40 Under 40.
Hall is inspired by travel, life's challenges, and life's victories.