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1905 Building, North Galleries
On select Sundays during We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965–85, the Albright-Knox will host conversations inspired by the exhibition led by local women of color, including artists, activists, educators, and more. This Sunday's talk will feature artist, chef, and educator Alexa Wajed. Learn More and View Full Schedule
About the Speaker
Alexa Wajed is a Buffalo-born creative entrepreneur, a visual artist, trained chef, and jewelry designer. Alexa, along with her husband Edreys Wajed, owned a greeting card and stationery design company for nearly 20 years, which enabled them to open a brick-and-mortar gallery, Gallery 51, on Elmwood Avenue in the early 2000s, one of the few black-owned businesses on the strip at the time.
Alexa received her Bachelor's degree in hospitality management from Canisius College and participated in a semester abroad in Bulle, Switzerland. After many years in the corporate sector, Alexa returned back to school to earn an additional degree in culinary arts from Erie Community College and had the unique opportunity to have an externship on the Amalfi Coast in Positano, Italy, for ten weeks.
Currently, Alexa is an adjunct professor at a local college, a mother of two young boys, and makes time to serve a faithful and growing clientele as a personal chef. She enjoys servicing people in need, mentoring youth, and creating abstract art along with unique hand-painted jewelry, which is sold online (www.alexajoan.com) and in several local gift shops and galleries.