Alexis Karl

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Lecturer, Visiting Instructor Continuing and Professional Studies (212) 647-7199 p Manhattan Campus, Manhattan 2

Current Course Listing (3)

19/SP-PIC-330-02 The Art of Scent

19/SP-PIC-330-01 The Art of Scent

19/SP-PMFD-303-01 The Cult of Fashion

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BFA Cornell University
MFA New York Academy of Art, Graduate School of Figurative Art


Alexis Karl is a multimedia artist and perfumer, founder and perfumer of Scent By Alexis and co-founder and perfumer of House of Cherry Bomb. Her fragrance work has been both exhibited as art, and sold as perfume nationally and internationally. Karl is a regular lecturer on fragrance, fashion and art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Morbid Anatomy Museum, where she held the post of House Perfumer. Karl teaches a multimedia perfume inspired class, The Art of Perfume at SVA and The Cult of Fashion and Art of Scent at Pratt Institute. Karl received her MFA in figurative painting at The New York Academy of Art, Graduate School of Figurative Art, and BFA in painting at Cornell University. She has taught college and graduate level figurative painting and multimedia art as well as art, fragrance and fashion history at The Ashcan Studio of Art in conjunction with SVA, and has exhibited her paintings, film, multimedia art, fragrance, and performance works both in NYC, Italy and UK; most notably with Stephen Romano Gallery at Scope, The Whitney Biennial, Corcoran Museum of Art, and The Morbid Anatomy Museum. Her work has been featured in The New York Times: Women in The World, The NY Post, London Times, Art News, ARCO Japan, Elle Magazine, Allure Magazine, Lucky Magazine, Time Out New York, The View, NBC, CNN, Salford City Radio, UK and WMBR Radio, Boston. Karl is a Joan Mitchell Grant recipient, and a finalist in the Art and Olfaction Awards.