AOTW: Alexandra Nechita
Alexandra Nechita (b.1985) is a Romanian-American artist whose style is inspired by Cubism. The mediums she uses are: paintings, glass, bronze, metal, and drawing (etchings, line drawings, and watercolors,) and ink, etc. She’s been drawing since childhood. She even made an appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show in 1996.
In 1993, she became an international star, when she had her first exhibit in Los Angeles, at the age of eight. The media called her a “Petite Picasso”, making her a child prodigy. The following year, her next exhibit took place at the Mary Paxon Art Gallery, a nonprofit gallery in Norfolk, California. Since then, Nechita has been invited to do exhibits, one after another. In the late 1990s, the UN gave her the title of Ambassador of Peace and Goodwill through the Arts. Teen People magazine recognized her as “1 of 20 teenagers who will change the world”, in 2004.She was commissioned to do work for charities such as the Andre Agassi Foundation and the Frank Sinatra Foundation. Nechita was also the official artists for various events such as the 39th Grammy Awards in 1997 and Special Olympics – Winning Together, in Washington, D.C. She’s been an advocate for art to be taught in schools. In 2008, she graduated from UCLA in Fine Arts.
Famous artworks include Caught Between Love and Hate, Manicurist/ Hairdresser, and Peace Within Me. For extra information of Alexandra Nechita’s artworks, exhibits, events and accomplishments, have a look at the Press Kit, available on her official website.
Flora Habbab, BFA
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