Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, currently based in Melbourne, Australia, and regularly travelling across the globe, the work of Alexia Brehas is deeply shaped by her experiences with place and people. Working predominantly with ink on paper and delicate metal engraving work, Alexia specialises in fine ink drawings comprised of tens of thousands of dots. Her practice is grounded upon slow, thoughtful process, as each work takes weeks to complete.

Alexia works within a consciously limited world of black and white, embedded in the practice of minimalism. Educated in graphic design, and skilled in photography, writing, and content creation, Alexia's process is technically complex and laborious, demonstrating that the journey is integral to the destination. With a focus on portraits, Alexia's work explores offbeat communities and subcultures across the globe, influenced by creative research undertaken in new environments.



          Alexia Brehas

          (b.)                  Johannesburg, South Africa, 1995


         2018                Bachelor of Creative Arts (Distinctions), Major: Visual Communication Design, Deakin University


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


         2018                 "Winter Days", Off The Kerb, Collingwood, AUS  

         2018                 "Sphere 11th Charity Group Show", Off The Kerb, Collingwood, AUS

         2017                  "Opið Hús", Nes Artist Residency, Skagaströnd, IS

          2016                 "Shark Week", Enough Space, Prahran, AUS

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

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

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

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

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

          2006                 “Ceramics Group Show”, ArtPlay, Birrarung Marr, AUS


           2016                 Golden Key International Honour Society

           2015                 Finalist, 'Contemporary Art Awards'            

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

           2013                 Highest scores, VCE Media Studies and VCE Studio Art

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


       2019 [Upcoming] Arctic Circle Residency  

2017-2018        NES Artist Residency, Skagaströnd, Iceland


         2017                 Introduction To Logo Design, Class of international Erasmus students, Arskoli, Sauðárkrókur, Iceland


           2018               Aaron Palabyab Studio

           2017               Nes Artist Residency, John Safran ;  Joey Cirillo ; The Daily Edited ; Nes Studios Open House

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

           2015               Seth Sentry ; Deakin University Student Association ; BioCup ; Mango Retreat ; Red Man Promotions


           2018                Weekend Notes ('Sphere Exhibition - Off The Kerb Gallery')

           2018                Create Magazine ('Alexia Brehas')

           2017                NES Artist in Residence feature ('Artist in Residence - Alexia Brehas')

           2016                SYN FM radio interview        

           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')


2018 Social Media Facilitator, Harvey Taylor PR

2018                Contributing editor, Iceview Magazine, volume 3

2017                Art and design, Nes Artist Residency November Open Studios flyer, distributed across Skagaströnd and online

2017               Commissioned blog posts, content creation, marketing strategy for The Daily Edited

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

2016                Fundraising for underprivileged women, art exhibited and sold online during Tsuno x Shark Week x International Women’s Development Agency exhibition

2016                Reporter, Buzzcuts x Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival

2015                Assistant art director, Safe (dir. Christopher Kay)

2015                 Founder, Deakin Visual Art Society

2014                 Executive Visual Coordinator, Feminist and Equality Network Deakin

2014                 Street art, Hosier Lane, Rutledge Lane, and Tunstall Square, Signal Street Art Mentoring


          2017               The Daily Edited (Best brunch in Melbourne)

          2017               The Daily Edited (Bagspill around the globe)

          2016                Buzzcuts x Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival (x) (x) (x) (x) (x) (x)

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

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

          2014                Mildred Magazine (Ioannina, secret island)

A committed and ambitious artist, Alexia’s work is beautifully crafted and manifested, and she will always complete her goals to the utmost professional level. Her work requires focus, attention to detail, stamina and dedication, and her skill level is of the highest calibre.
— Kerryn McMurdo, Director, NES Artist Residency


Get in touch.

Alexia is available for all enquiries relating to the purchase of existing work, commercial collaborations, or commissions for new projects.