“A Garden For You” is work specifically speaking on those that have been killed due to police brutality. From children to our elders, people of color have been taken from their physical for decades and the world is finally seeing just how corrupt and ugly this country can be and has been for people of color. I wanted to create and give something beautiful for our people we have lost due to police brutality. Write their names in gold so they forever shine and give them their flowers.
Eugenia Alexander is a multidisciplinary artist from Illinois. She studied fine art and art history at Columbia College Chicago, but is largely self-taught, and currently lives and works in Edwardsville, IL and has been painting for over seventeen years. Subconsciously refining her visual works, Alexander has created her own genre and her own signature style, which viewers can easily recognize through the one line illustration, as well as her indigo textile work. Alexander’s work has been featured in several group and solo exhibitions and events, including: Lamberts Airport (2020), Saint Louis Art Museum, Science, Shape and Self (2018); Imagery of Chess Saint Louis Artist , World Chess Hall of Fame (2017) Evolving Archetypes, SOHA Studio & Gallery, Saint Louis (2016); Powerful Black Women Artists, Vaughn Cultural Center, Saint Louis (2016); and Blended Spirits: Where Two Artful Souls Collide, Old North St. Louis Restoration Group (2015). Additionally, she has been featured in many media outlets including Wall Street International, ALIVE Magazine, All the Art: The Visual Art Quarterly of St. Louis gracing both the front and back cover, Santa Clara University’s Explore Journal, and NPR Saint Louis Public Radio, among many others have profiled Alexander.