Alexandra Nechita (born August 27, 1985) is a Romanian-born American cubist painter and muralist.
She was born in Vaslui, three months after her father, Niki Nechita, escaped from Communist Romania. She and her mother, Viorica Nechita, had to wait for two years before being allowed to join him in the United States. The family settled in California, where her father found work as a lab technician, and her mother as an office manager.
At the age of two, she was working with pen and ink and by five was working with watercolors. Upon her seventh birthday, oil and acrylics were her tools. She had her first solo exhibition at the age of eight at the public library in Whittier, Los Angeles County.
By age 12, Alexandra's accomplishments included commissioned paintings by the 39th annual Grammy Awards, Polaroid for its 50th Anniversary, and the Andre Agassi Foundation. Alexandra was also invited to Japan by the Osaka Junior Chamber of Commerce to be one of their Top Outstanding Young Persons. This honor gave her the opportunity to meet with the Emperor and Empress of Japan.
Soon the press couldn't get enough of this child prodigy, naming her "Mozart with a paintbrush." Alexandra's unusual talent, heart as big as her canvases, and charismatic personality were almost too good to be true. She appeared on countless programs around the world, including CBS Sunday Morning, NBC's Today, The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Rosie O'Donnell Show, NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw. Her talent led to her being known as the "Petite Picasso" as her work, to some, resembles that of the master.
In November of 1999, Alexandra was selected by the World Federation of United Nations to lead a Global Arts Initiative involving more than 100 Nations. She was at this time given the honorary title of Ambassador of Peace and Goodwill through the Arts from the UN.
"One thing that we have gotten very wrong, one of our biggest illusions, is the idea that art is a segregated subject. Art removes every single boundary and allows people to come in contact with different aspects of life around them. Art is not an escape, rather an act of truthfulness and liberation. Art uplifts our emotions and reflects our way of being and who we are. In my eyes as an artist, a creator, there's no formula in art. We react to the mighty impulse force of creation and we allow our unconsciousness to surface and that is how great art is born." - Alexandra Nechita