Alexia Brehas

          (b.)                  Johannesburg, South Africa, 1995

EDUCATION

          2013 - Present  Bachelor of Creative Arts (Visual Communication Design), Deakin University

         2013                   East Doncaster Secondary College (ATAR of 95.00)

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

          2016                "Rave In Paradise", c/o Chanelle Nillson, Off The Kerb, Collingwood

GROUP EXHIBITIONS     

          2016                 "Shark Week", Enough Space, Prahran

          2015                 “40 x 40”, Brunswick Street Gallery, Brunswick

          2015                 “Mapping with Miso”, Signal Art Gallery, Melbourne

          2015                 “2015 Drawing Group Show”, Brunswick Street Gallery, Brunswick

          2015                 “Current”, RAW Natural Born Artists, Melbourne Pavillion

          2014                 “Tertiary Grey Head Study”, Deakin Phoenix Gallery, Burwood

          2006                 “Ceramics Group Show”, ArtPlay, Birrarung Marr

AWARDS

         2016                  Winner, Vogue x Eastland 'Ultimate Look' Flatlay styling competition

           2015                 Two years running : awarded an invitation to join the Golden Key International Honour Society

           2015                 Finalist, 'Contemporary Art Awards'            

           2015                 Winner, ‘Most Promising Artist', SIGNAL Street Art Workshops

           2013                 Highest class scores, VCE Media Studies and VCE Studio Art

          2008                 Winner, 'Children’s Book Week Award' (Category: Combined)

          2007                 Awarded the Victor Perton Award for computer technology

RESIDENCIES

         2017-2018        (upcoming) NES Artist Residency, Skagaströnd, Iceland

SELECTED CLIENTS

           2017               John Safran ;  Jayden Younger Media ; Joey Cirillo ; The Daily Edited

           2016               Express Media ; Voiceworks ; Made In Melbourne Film Festival ; Tsuno ; International Women's Development Agency ; The Dirt Collective ; Soxy Beast

           2015               Seth Sentry ; Sing Create Express ; Deakin University Student Association ; BioCup ; Mango Retreat ; Red Man Promotions ; Desiree Cremona

PRESS AND PUBLICATIONS  

           2016                SYN FM radio interview with Chanelle Nillson         

           2016                Melbourne Arts Club ('Artist Inquisition - Alexia Brehas')

           2016                Contemporary Art Awards (exhibition catalogue, print edition)

           2016                Art Almanac (February print edition, pages 127 and 150)

           2015                Maggie Journal (contributor spotlight)

           2015                The Eye Creative (print edition, Issue 1)

           2015                Buzzfeed, SBS, Distractify, The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald (press for 'Shark Week' group exhibition featuring Alexia's work)

           2014                Feminartsy ('Alexia Brehas - Intricacies')

           2014                Phantasmagoria Magazine  (Issue 5, 'Who Is Alexia Brehas?')

           2014                Undercoat ('Monochromatique')

           2014                The Weekly Review ('Street Art Livens Up Laneway')

RELATED EXPERIENCE 

         2016-Present     Social media and marketing intern, Mycelium Media

          2015-2016        Administrative intern, Voiceworks Magazine, The Wheeler Centre

          2014-2015         Volunteer gallery attendant & tour guide in training, Montsalvat

          2010                  Gallery attendant & admin intern, Manningham City Council

RELATED ACHIEVEMENTS

2016                Raised over $500 through sales of socks, designed in collaboration with Soxy Beast and the Olivia Newton John Cancer Wellness & Research Centre

2016                Art exhibited and sold online during Tsuno x International Women's Development Agency x Shark Week exhibition raising funds for underpriveleged women

2016                Selected to work on the Buzzcuts Reviewers team for the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival

2015                 Assistant art director for Safe short film (dir. Christopher Kay)

2015                 Founded the Deakin Visual Art Society

2015                 Extra in Never Be Lonely music video by Jones Junior

2015                 Extra in Swing music video by Dylan Joel

2014                 Executive Visual Coordinator for the Feminist and Equality Network Deakin

2014                 Ongoing street art work in Hosier Lane, Rutledge Lane, and Tunstall Square

PUBLISHED WRITING (linked)

          2017                The Daily Edited Journal (Bagspill across the globe)    

          2016                Series of six Buzzcuts reviews of events during the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival (x) (x) (x) (x) (x) (x)

          2015                Youth Central (How to save money on a student budget)

          2014                Archer Magazine (Feminist pornography: beyond the male gaze)

          2014                Lip Magazine (The etymology of the c-word)

          2014                Series of seven fashion articles for XXIV Magazine (x) (x) (x) (x) (x) (x) (x)

          2014                Aphra Magazine (Get naked)

          2014                Mildred Magazine (Ioannina, secret island)

          2014                Hello Giggles (Why it's kind of awesome being the new girl in any situation)