• Alexa Frangos (b. 1973) is a photo-based artist from Chicago, Illinois. Utilizing cut paper, photographic ephemera and found objects, Alexa creates constructed realities that seek to reflect on psychological states and identity.

    Alexa studied Visual Communications and Photography at Washington University in St. Louis before receiving her M.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Alexa is a member of Perspective Group and Photography Gallery in Evanston, Illinois.

    Selected Exhibitions
    *solo show

    Once Upon a Time, Griffin Museum of Photography Lafayette Gallery, Boston, MA, November 2021-February 2022

    Poetry and Photography, Perspective Gallery, Evanston, IL, November 2021

    The Curated Fridge Spring 2021 Show (jurors Jon Feinstein and Roula Seikaly), April-June 2021

    2021 Politics of the Kitchen Exhibition (jurors Barbara Ciurej and Lindsay Lochman), Lenscratch, April 2021

    WHO: Art About Identity, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH, January-February 2021

    A Show of Hands, Don't Take Pictures, November 2020-February 2021

    The Shape of Things, Praxis Gallery, Minneapolis, MN, October-November 2020

    *Zoetrope: A Photographic Celebration of Celluloid Cinema, Perspective Gallery, Evanston, IL, September 2020

    Summer 2020 Juried Exhibition (juror Martica Sawin), Blue Mountain Gallery, New York, NY, July 2020

    Isolation, Midwest Center for Photography, Wichita, KS, June 2020

    Size Matters, ShockBoxx Gallery, Hermosa Beach, CA, October-November 2019

    Plastic Fantastic X (juror Becky Ramotowski), LightBox Photographic Gallery, Astoria, OR, June-July 2019

    TEN X TEN, Midwest Center for Photography, Wichita, KS, November-December 2018

    *Worry Doll, Perspective Gallery, Evanston, IL, October 2018

    Silicon Valley Plastic Camera Show (juror Ann Jastrab), Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA, July-October 2018

    Myths, Legends, and Dreams (juror Amy Holmes George), PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT, March 2018

    There's No Place Like Home (juror Liza Strelka), Maryland Federation of Art, February-March 2018

    Dangerous Lullabies III, Dole Mansion, Crystal Lake, IL October 2017

    Perspective Gallery, Featured Artist, Evanston, IL, September 2017

    Home (juror Kevin Miller), Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO, December 2016-January 2017

    Dream or Nightmare (juror Judy Jashinsky), SCENE Metrospace, East Lansing, MI, December 2016-January 2017

    A Sense of Place (juror Jane Fulton Alt), PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT, September 2016

    Women's Works 2016, Old Court House Arts Center, Woodstock, IL, March-April 2016

    15th Annual Joyce Elaine Grant Photography Exhibition (juror Dr. Rebecca Senf), Texas Woman's University, February-March 2016

    Somerville Toy Camera Festival (juror Aline Smithson), Nave Gallery, Somerville, MA, September 2015

    Shaping New Worlds (juror Lori Kella) Sweetwater Center for the Arts, Sewickley, PA, April-June 2015

    Home is Where... (juror Rob Millard-Mendez) Arterie Fine Arts, Naperville, IL, May 2015

    Orson Welles Centennial Art Show, Old Court House Arts Center, Woodstock, IL, May 2015

    Krappy Kamera 2015 (juror Miriam Leuchter), Soho Photo Gallery, New York, NY, February 2015

    Lens 2013 (juror Karen Irvine), Perspective Gallery, Evanston, IL, March 2013

    Inspired by: Celebrating Illinois Women Artists (juror Mary Stoppert), Women Made Gallery, Chicago, IL, September 2012


    17th Julia Margaret Cameron Awards, Winner, Worldwide Immigration, 2021

    Soho Photo Gallery, Juror’s Honorable Mention, Krappy Kamera show, February 2015


    Still Point Arts Quarterly, Issue 45, Spring 2022

    After Hours, Issue 43, Winter 2022

    The Hand, Issue 32, April 2021


    Collagists in the Archives, Kolaj Magazine and Stewart-Swift Research Center at the Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History, May 2022