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 is a professor of The Art of Scent and The Cult of Fashion at Pratt Institute and The Art of Perfume at School of Visual Arts, and is a contributing writer for Perfume & Flavorist Magazine, Art 511 Magazine, and Venefica Magazine.
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 exhibited her paintings, multimedia art, fragrance installations and musical performance works both in NYC, Italy and UK; most notably at The Whitney Biennial, Guggenheim Museum, The Morbid Anatomy Museum, and Stephen Romano Gallery. Her fragrances, art works and fashion research have been featured in The New York Times: Women in The World, Atlas Obscura 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.
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