Lexa Walsh

Artist, Chef

Kingston, NY, United States

Lexa Walsh is an artist, cultural worker and experience maker. With a background in both sculpture and social practice, Walsh makes site specific projects, exhibitions, publications and objects, using an array of materials and employing social engagement, institutional critique, and radical hospitality. She creates platforms for interaction across hierarchies, representing multiple voices and inventing new ways of belonging. Walsh has exhibited and performed internationally for over 25 years at institutions large and small, and in public spaces.

Her upbringing as the youngest child of fifteen informs her work, as does practicing collectivity while coming of age in the Bay Area post punk cultural scene of the 1990’s.  Walsh co-founded and conceived of the all women, all toy instrument ensemble Toychestra. She founded and organizes Oakland Stock, the Oakland branch of the Sunday Soup network micro-granting dinner series that supports artists’ projects. Her most recent large-scale works include a multifaceted exhibition about the complexities of war at Marin MOCA, and a collaborative project with progressive nuns at Grand Central Art Center. She recently relocated from Oakland, CA to the Hudson Valley.