About Lexi Bella
Lexi Bella is a New York City painter, muralist, and street artist. Raised in New Jersey, just outside of Philadelphia, she earned a BFA in Painting from Rosemont College in 2003 and her MFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 2006. That same year she moved to Brooklyn and has been NYC-based ever since.
Lexi Bella has painted walls all around New York, other parts of the United States and also abroad. She started creating large scale spray murals in NYC in 2011, but began to gain attention in 2014 when she was chosen by a competitive jury process to receive a National Endowment for the Arts Grant and produce her Lower East Side Heroines Project through Fourth Arts Block (FABnyc) and with Centrefuge Public Mural Project. You can explore this project on the website she created for it at LowerEastSideHeroines.com. She then created the 8 Greats Yankee Mural Project with the 161st St Business Improvement District in the Bronx, and in summer 2014 completed a series of commemorative murals for The Yankees at Yankee Stadium with fellow artist (and frequent partner in painting) Danielle Mastrion. Her other mural work in NYC can be found in places including
- The Bushwick Collective in Brooklyn,
- The L.I.S.A. Project in Little Italy Manhattan,
- Welling Court Mural Project in Astoria Queens,
- Centrefuge Public Art Project in the Lower East Side,
- Audubon Mural Project in Harlem,
- JMZ Walls in Brooklyn,
- Dodworth Street Mural Project in Brooklyn,
- Richmond Hood Co in Staten Island,
- and a piece on the historic 5POINTZ in 2013, along with various 5Pontz Creates projects such as August Martin High School in Jamaica Queens.
Her walls can also be found in Los Angeles, Miami, Newark, Philadelphia, Detroit, Denver, San Antonio, Washington D.C. and internationally in Rome, Italy; Veszprem, Hungary; Paris, France; Lausanne, Switzerland; and Bristol, UK.
Lexi Bella works with several community-based organizations and has led after school & weekend art workshops for students with programs like Wingspan Arts, Young New Yorkers, and Lower East Side Girls Club, as well as having produced fundraisers with Young New Yorkers, Groundswell, Walk Of Art NYC & Urban Art Beat. Her community-driven murals have been with FourthArts Block, the 161st St BID in the Bronx, the Bushwick Collective, and The Flatbush-Nostrand BID. She has painted murals in many schools, including Lehigh University in Bethlehem PA, the 5Pointz Creates project at August Martin High School in Queens, Bushwick High School for Social Justice, and EBC High School for Public Service in Brooklyn.
Formally trained an oil and acrylic painter at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, she works on both public and private commissions with her canvas work. Lexi Bella had her most recent Exhibition at 3rd Ethos Gallery in Bushwick Brooklyn Nov 2018. Her work has shown at several NYC galleries including 5Pointz Creates, Succulent Studios, Exit Room Gallery, Low Brow BK and Outlaw Arts Gallery, as well as Surplus Candy in LA & NYC. Bella and her work have been featured on television shows Project Runway AllStars in April 2016, and Skin Wars Fresh Paint in July 2016.
Lexi Bella was recently a featured artist and speaker at Italy's Art & Fashion festival Kickfest 2019 last October in Rome, Italy. She is planning on working on some postponed murals with Brooklyn's Parks including Bushwick's Maria Hernandez Park as soon as the COVID-19 threat has passed. Lexi Bella is accepting commissions for paintings, portraits or other works, as well as indoor and outdoor murals. You can also find her on Instagram and Tik Tok @lexibellaart.
Email LexiBellaArt@gmail.com for more info.