Lex Lumiere is an award-winning photographer and artist. Her work in photography, oil painting, and mixed media thrusts social boundaries and is often deemed controversial in subject matter. Themes of environmentalism, activism and spirituality flood Lex Lumiere’s collections. Her art is politically and energetically charged because, as she says, “ it has to be, there is no point in creating artwork that does not strike a nerve or touch a soul.”
Raised in Houston, Texas, Lex Lumiere spent many summers at Cricchio Studios, her grandparents photography studio training in classic lighting and darkroom photography. Mr. Cricchio is a Kodak Camera Craftsman, one of the World’s Top 40 Photographers, the only recipient of the Texas Lone Star award, Fuji Lifetime Achievement Award and United Nations Award for Photographic Excellence. He is a respected international pioneer and educator on lighting and photography. Lex's former grandmother Bea, was also an award winning portrait painter who traveled the world with him lecturing. Bea was also the first Latin and Native American Indian female accepted into the Professional Photographers of America as a Photo ‘Craftsman’ in 1974 for her skills in retouching negatives by hand, but it was her hand painted portraits that won her critical acclaim.
Beyond the Gallery walls, Lex Lumiere is commissioned to create custom original artwork and photography that helps benefit charities. She is well known for producing the television show, " Art4Charity, " which broadcasts to over 1.5 million people, cross marketing and promoting both art events and charitable campaigns via Charity Network News.
With a degree in Business Management and over ten years experience in luxury apparel, Lex specializes in luxury Fashion & Editorial photography, creative concepts, television production and curating custom art exhibits. She has worked with clients such as Neiman Marcus, Joico, Moroccan Oil, FW1, MINI Cooper and non-profits like the HRC, Pencils Of Promise, The Rose, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Foundation for Women's Cancer, HRC, GLAAD, Artists for Charity and Russell Simmons, Art for Life.
Lex is also the founder of Healing HeARTS, focused on therapeutic arts & holistic services for stress reduction. When not working she volunteers in local homeless shelters teaching lessons in art and meditation for children and people suffering from trauma and PTSD. Art helps people heal by utilizing a positive outlet for self expression in the journey for inner peace. She also gives educational seminars on the Power of Creative Expression, Political Art Activism, Women Entrepreneurship and Creative Meditation.
Well known for her unique visual branding style, Lex consults for clients wanting to improve their brand image via philanthropic involvement, advertising and sponsorship to make the world a better place.
Goals on Lex's bucket list include wanting to be the only female artist to break the Top 20 sales in art auction history at a closing bid of 100 million, as it is historically held only by men. Lumiere continues to dream big, while carrying the torch of a creative family legacy into the future. Her focus is on ensuring that she and her grandparents 200 years of combined artistic legacy endures in Museums, Galleries and Private Collections for years to come. She dreams of the 3 of them being in a permanent museum collection together, sharing connecting walls in a room so that art lovers can view art through the creative eyes and artistic perceptions of life from one family.
Stonewall National Museum : Orlando 49
2016 Houston Art Fair : Art4Charity Cultural Partner & Godoy Studio hosted ' Intuition ' preview exhibit and silent auction benefiting St. Jude Hospital.
Imago : Art Inspired By The Names Of Christ
Laurie Gallery, Los Angeles: Benefiting the Foundation for Women’s Cancer: Once Upon A Time : Night Owl, wood sculpture piece created for The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Camille Grammer for a silent auction to support cancer prevention of the yearly 30,000 mothers, sisters, friends will die from a GYN cancer.
AIG : Latino Heritage Exhibit
2015 Houston Fine Art Fair Exhibit (HFAF) : Solo art exhibit of " Breaking Borders. " Lex is one of 4 living artists at the fair sharing the same roof as Chagall, Klimt and Picasso. Autographed HFAF books and provided educational tours of her artwork and her grandparents legacy as award winning artists.
Louvre Museum, Paris : July 2015 Showcased " Breaking Borders " a tribute to Ai WeiWei as part of The Exposure Award exhibit.
See Me, NY : July 2014 BMW, MINI Cooper Race Car Driver Campaign Launch on the American Eagle Outfitters 25,000 Sq. Ft. Billboards in Times Square. Images of paraplegic race car driver Michelle Colvard and her husband. Benefiting www.1heartmission.org, a charity that feeds Orphans in Haiti
Trump, NY : Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Art Premier, " Haunted Hollywood," Digital Textile Design solo exhibition benefiting Curves for Change 5k Run, the Komera Project, One Sandwich at a Time and Somaly Mam
Chelsea Hotel, NY : The Art of Fashion benefiting the Japan Society, Tsunami Relief Fund
Pivot Studios, FL : ‘Artist’s Against the War,' A Peace Event
Projekt 30, NY : " Sexuality and Selling Products " multimedia exhibition
Sikkema Jenkins and Co, NY : 9th Annual 'Postcards from the Edge’
Meteor, TX : Solo multimedia exhibition
Neiman Marcus, TX : Solo exhibition for a children’s AIDS charity
The Grand Kempinski, TX : Solo exhibition
Hermes, TX : Collaborative photography exhibition with Parisian Photographer Daniel Aron
Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, TX : Rodeo Photo
Children’s Museum of Houston, TX : Buffalo Bayou Photography Show
Public Library Downtown, TX : Buffalo Bayou Photography Show
2017 HRC NYC & Austin Galas : Louvre Images
GLAAD Gala San Francisco : Wooden sculpture piece auctioned off titled, Once Upon A Time : Heart Chakra
2015 HRC National Dinner : Vice President Joe Biden Auctioned off 3 wooden sculpture pieces titled, Once Upon A Time : Authentic Self Love, one of the seven wooden sculptures created for charity auctions, ” Peace Is Freedom “ a photograph exhibited in the Breaking Borders showcase at the Louvre in July of 2015 as part of The Exposure Award, along with her grandmother Bea’s, ” Cup Of Tea “ oil painting. It is the first time both award winning artists from the same family will be auctioned off in an art show together.
Images from Lex's showcase at the Louvre Museum in Paris are published in the book, The Exposure Award benefiting Pencils Of Promise , a non-profit building schools in the developing world. Each book sold contributes enough to send 1 child to school for 1 year.
Giveback Homes : The Agency, Charitybuzz art auction | Breaking Borders : Choice is Freedom
Artists for Charity : Auctioned off 3 wooden sculpture pieces titled, Dream, Faith and Hope for children living with HIV.
HRC : National Dinner, Washington D.C., art auctioned off by former President Bill Clinton. Sold 2 custom oil paintings titled Roots i & 11, and 2 wooden art shadow boxes.
Russell Simmons : Art for Life, auctioned ‘Oracle of Enlightenment’ painting for the Rush Philanthropic fundraising auction
Habitat for Humanity : Brush With Kindness Projects ( Children's Murals) DeHostos Community Center
Human Rights Campaign (HRC) ‘Project Equality’ : Donated artwork for their fundraising auction
NY Cares Day : Painted children’s murals for P.S. 329 Surfside School in Brooklyn, NY
Sylvia’s Place : Volunteer for Homeless Youth Shelter in NYC.
Torino, Italy Olympic Auction : Liason for the ‘Care’ committee and UNICEF fundraiser for Hilton Hotel Corporation, Concord Industries and the Chrysallis Foundation.
The Butterfly Project : Art exhibition honoring the children of the Holocaust in 270 cities.
Binky the Butterfly : Commissioned to create a symbol for pediatric AIDS.
Pediatric AIDS Radio Interview 104KRBE : Spoke to 3.5 million listeners regarding the AIDS epidemic affecting children worldwide.
Teaching Kids to Care Program : Liason for KIPP Academy, Hilton Hotels and the National Arbor Day Foundation project in planting 30,000 trees with school children.
Aeros Hockey Celebrity Auction : Donated artwork to benefit children with Autism.
Earth Day : Created MP3 ads for Hilton radio promotions for an environmental concert.
Micah Mills Art Auction : Art Director for a fundraiser for an injured teenage athlete who broke his neck during a high school football practice.
Editor’s Choice Award : The International Library of Photography (International)
Second Place : Portrait/People Black and White: East Texas State University Photographic Society (National)
Second Place : Portrait/People Color: East Texas State University Photographic Society (National)
Second Place : People: Black and White: Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo (Local)
Honorable Mention : Commercial/Still Life/Architecture: Black and White: East Texas State University Photographic Society (National)
National Association of Professional Women
New York Foundation for the Arts