Palm Beach ArtsPaper: In Palm Beach, mature work from a grown-up child art star
As an art star from an extremely young age, Alexandra Nechita has matured into a thoughtful, forceful, sophisticated artist.
Born in Romania, Alexandra immigrated to the United States before she turned two. She began drawing as a toddler, and by seven had her first solo exhibition in Los Angeles. At 11 she had already sold over $1.5 million of her art, and was soon on the Oprah Winfrey Show, and designed the 39th Annual Grammy Awards program.
But all that early attention and success didn’t go to her head. In an artist’s statement, she says:
“It is the human condition to find someone to blame, to point the finger on the opposite side of the street, when in fact looking in the mirror is the only way to a resolution. This year it has become abundantly clear to me, both as a woman and an artist, that while accountability can be burdensome, it is the only way towards growth.”