LEXMEX ART + PHOTOGRAPHY
Hey hey! I am Alexa "LexMex" Trevino. I am a Mexican American portrait photographer + artist based in the Mission District of San Francisco. My pronouns are she/her.
Baby Lex was about 8 years old when my papa taught me how to shoot on his 1976 Pentax k1000. We would go on roadtrips to Mexico + traveled the 4 corners hiking to mountain tops with buckets of fried chicken. I would photograph family, strangers, rocks, clouds, anything I had enough film for. I immediately fell in love with photography, I fell so much in love that I asked for my very own Canon camera instead of a quinceañera.
My eagerness of documenting everything led me to photojournalism in high school and I knew that is what I would pursue. Tragically my papa passed 2 weeks after I graduated high school and my college dreams faded away. Gracias a Dios my wonderful sister forced me out of my depression and took me to San Francisco where I would meet amazing artists who inspired me to go to art school. I packed my car and adventured my way to study photography at the Academy of Art of San Francisco.
I met my community + chosen family here in The City, especially the Mission. I was able to co-found my creative home Artillery AG, studio + gallery, for over a decade. Here is where I built my own photo studio and offered $25 portrait sessions + a print to anyone who would enter our doors on 24th + Mission St. I am so thankful for my community who continuously believed + invested in me throughout the years. With everyones support I have been able to document many places around the world through photography.
My inspiration comes from honoring my ancestors, my cultura, + reflecting marginalized communities in the elegant light they deserve. Portraiture allows me to meet phenomenal individuals who leave me wiser after every session.
My intentions are to continue visual story telling around the world. I have been blessed so far with everyone I have met and I cannot wait to meet you!
Create with me, LexMex
FORBES | NPR | BUSINESS INSIDER |
ELLE | KQED | NYTIMES | SF CHRONICAL |
WASHINGTON POST | EL TECOLOTE | EATER | PUNCH DRINK
DE YOUNG MUSEUM | SAN JOSE MUSEUM OF ART | ARTILLERY AG | GALERIA DE LA RAZA | MISSION CULTURAL CENTER OF LATINO ARTS | ANALOG | EVOLVED | THHE AUCTION | YERBA BUENA CENTER OF THE ARTS
MUSEUMS + GALLERIES
Corazon de la Mission is a series of 8 10ft portraits of Latinx community members. It is permanently displayed on the outside walls of 24th + Folsom