Nia Alexander

Artist, writer, designer

Nia Alexander Campbell is an artist and writer from Richmond, Virginia. She received a BFA in Painting & Printmaking from Virginia Commonwealth University with a minor in Art History (emphasizing in Black art and cinema) and an MFA in Interdisciplinary Design from VCUarts Qatar.

Nia's creative practice explores the ways collage, writing, and various painting mediums can be used to tell stories through design. She believes that storytelling in any medium can function as an excellent way to combat ignorance, give a voice to the otherwise unheard, and bridge the divides we see in our world today. Her subject matter explores themes of the history, language, mental health, and the experiences of underrepresented groups of people. She often draws inspiration from her experiences as an African American woman raised in the U.S. and her numerous experiences abroad.

In both her visual and written work, Nia is passionate about inclusion and sharing the experiences of marginalized communities, emphasizing the idea that no community is monodimensional. Nia seeks to use her passion for visual art & design, writing, and social awareness to reach the younger generation, those who will grow to become future decision makers. Her design work especially manifests in ways that are inviting and unintimidating, acting as teaching tools for larger, more complex themes. 

Nia is also the creator of Black Girls Abroad, a travel blog that seeks to give voice to the travel experiences of Black American women, which can be seen here

Portrait of Nia Alexander Campbell


Photograph by Raviv Cohen