In the early 1980s, Alexandra Alexander was a recovering addict in Minneapolis who suddenly found herself homeless at age 40. With nothing to lose, she began performing during open mics and launched a stand-up comedy career that garnered enough attention to take her all the to the Improv in LA. Thanks to her candid style, she was commissioned by the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, to create and perform. This happened when performance art was at its zenith, putting Alexander on the cutting edge of a new movement. Her performance art career included a position at the Royal Academy of Art in Belgium and a tour of Slovakia. Along the way, she has been a cartoonist, a playwright, an actor, and ultimately a prolific outsider artist in the visual realm. Currently, she exhibits and sells her work in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where she lives.
( The bio was kindly provided by her daughter ) on top at the left: another artwork by ther artist that was on Etsy at the same time.