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Alex Rae Phelps

Is an artist & tattooer based on Ohlone land (Oakland/Berkeley, CA)

Alex is a queer, non-binary artist, dancer, collector, and vintage fashion enthusiast. Their background in sculpture and sewing informs their delicate hand and three-dimensional interpretation of tattooing. Alex specializes in hand poked, black ink dot work in a variety of styles. When Alex is not tattooing, they can be found swing dancing, mending old clothes, & holding their cat.

Alex works out of a private studio

in the Oakland / Berkeley area.

They make regular guest tattoo trips

Ventura, CA, Austin, TX, and Brooklyn, NY.

For inquiries email

Instagram: @alexraephelps


Past Solo Exhibitions

Select Past Group Exhibitions


You Must Be New Here, You Must Be Nowhere

Alter Space Gallery, San Francisco, CA




The Martian Chronicles, Illustration BFA exhibition

California College of the Arts SF Campus Galleries, San Francisco, CA




Sand In Avocados, Fine Arts BFA exhibition

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland, CA


Soft Science

Abrams Claghorn Gallery, Albany, CA




Endless Editions Biennial

Endless Editions, New York, NY


Designo 7: Contemporary Undergraduate Drawing

A traveling juried exhibition with Kansas City Art Institute and Maryland Institute College of Art, Oliver Art Center

California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA


Yozo Hamaguchi Memorial Scholarship Exhibition

Isabelle Percy West Gallery, California College of the Arts

Oakland, CA

What Mask Do You Wear?

A Mobile Arts Platform installation

Getty Center, Los Angeles, CA

The Osaka Exchange

A collaboration between California College of the Arts and Osaka University of the Arts

Osaka University of the Arts, Osaka, Japan

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