Lexi McCrady Axon was born to two jazz musicians in Speedway Indianapolis. A tragic event caused them to uproot numerous times in her early childhood.
BFA Syracuse University Visual and Performing Arts with a year abroad in London, her mentors were Judith Rothschild, Friedl Dzubas and Robert Gwathmey. MFA City University of New York Hunter College 1990 in Robert Morris, Valerie Jaudon and Rosalind Krauss’s tenures. She was awarded grants from National Endowment for the Arts through New York University, individual artist grants from New England Foundation for the Arts and Connecticut Commission on the Arts, and residencies including Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Steeple Davis Orient LI and Virginia Center for Creative Arts.
Axon’s installations and paintings of danger zones were shown in the NY East Village 80s where she was discovered by Andy Warhol. International exhibitions include Paris Galerie J et J Donguy, Calpis Corporation Tokyo, followed by Parrish, Islip and Guild Hall Museums on Long Island NY; University of Massachusetts Amherst, New York University, Long Island University Southampton and Smith College. Axon has been included in Everson Museum and Sao Paolo Biennials and public art spaces.