Photo by Toni Zamboni

Photo by Toni Zamboni

Alecia Vera

Alecia Vera Buckles is a working artist based out of Chattanooga, TN.  She graduated with a BFA from Shorter University in Rome, GA in 2014.  Her work is influenced by a childlike view of the world in which she brings to life throughout her bold color palette.  The backbone of Alecia’s work begins with a variation of texture and line work.  She taps into her inner childlike wonder by harvesting and recycling paint chips anywhere she can.  Old retired palettes, tissue paper, paper towels and even urban exploring have all provided opportunity for Alecia to create with what she finds.  Her subject matter is never limited due to the constant fascination of her surroundings in which has elevated her into a diverse art market.

Feel free to contact her about commissions and any other projects that would be fitting for her style!

Experience:

  • 2016 ---- Commissioned work for Formative Years; band

  • 2015 ---- Commissioned designs for Mad Libre; band

  • 2014 ---- Commissioned personalized paintings for Jamwich in Rome, Ga

  • 2014 ---- Featured in Mason Murer Fine Art Gallery in Atlanta, Ga 10 Year Anniversary/Fresh Blood Exhibit

  • 2013 ---- Commissioned to do album art for Bluegrass Band in Ohio

  • 2012 ---- Commissioned faux finishing mural within an office space

  • 2012 ---- Partnership with local High School to assist in art projects

  • 2011 ---- Commissioned Mural in University Broadcasting Studio including: woodwork, painting, and mounting

  • 2011 ---- Commissioned piece in University bookstore including: woodwork, painting, and mounting

  • 2011 ---- Illustrated a children’s book called Mother Mermaids Little One (Amazon)

  • 2011 ---- Won University T-Shirt design contest

  • 2010 ---- Implementation of art program into local middle school for personal development           

  • 2010 ---------- Present : Completed 100+ commissions


Exhibitons/Presentations

  • 2016 --- Glass Street LIVE Block Party; Vendor

  • 2016 --- Flashlight Shows; Featured Artist

  • 2016 --- Group Show; The Luminara Collection in Chattanooga, TN

  • 2014 --- Fresh Blood Exhibit; Mason Murer Fine Art in Atlanta, Ga

  • 2013 --- Student Art Show; Print Portfolio Selection, Award of Excellence in Painting

  • 2012 ---- Student Art Show; Best In Show Ceramics

  • 2011 --- Student Art Show; Honorable Mention