Alex Johnmeyer is a Missouri native currently working in photo realism. Using their own photography of scenes that are captured either naturally or created in studio; Alex painstakingly recreates the images. Alex prefers to work in a combination of watercolor and ink, or acrylic sometimes combined with different texture media and feels that when one of their paintings shows texture, whether actual or implied, it pulls the audience into the piece.
Alex uses personal experiences as impetus to inspire others in both art and life. As a founding member and continued volunteer of The Metro Trans Umbrella Group, a non-profit transgender advocacy and support organization, Alex is the curator for MTUG’s annual LGBTQ+ art exhibtion, “Transcending the Spectrum.” Alex has a true passion for the furtherance of other advocacy and support organizations; meshing art with an ongoing commitment to social activism. This devotion to empowering others to live their best life is mirrored in Alex’s dedication to detail in creating their paintings. Each of the resulting works is rich in its own story and emotional symbolism, inspired by color theory and societal iconography.
Alex’s work has been exhibited throughout St Louis metro area galleries and juried exhibitions, including their first solo show Third Degree Glass Factory. Alex actively participates in charity benefits throughout the year, including "Wall Ball", to benefit Artscope, and "Art of PAWS", to benefit for the St. Louis Effort for AIDS.
Over the last ten years, Alex has been featured on Fox 2 News, HEC-TV, STL TV’s “The Daily Mix” with Angella Sharpe, NPR with Nancy Fowler, The River Front Times, “All the Art” Quarterly Magazine, and St Louis Parenting Magazine, and was chosen to be a part of Artmart’s “Artist Spotlight” series.
“I feel the paintings I create are a vibrant translation of my world... an opportunity to capture a moment in time and share it with others. I hope to express personal stories of love, joy, and loss, the struggles and celebrations of life that everyone can understand.”