Alexis Marguerite Teplin is an artist. Born in California in 1976, she graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 1998 with a BA in Fine Arts. She completed her MFA at Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, in 2001 and studied also at the Universita di Belle Arti in Bologna, Italy. Following a year's fellowship at the Royal Academy Schools (as the 2003 Starr Fellow), Teplin has continued to live and works in London.
She derives the references in her work from an eclectic range of sources, including as Fragonard, Rococo, Garbo, femininity and feminism, sculpture, dress and painting. These are touched on in her luminous and richly impastoed paintings, which exist in varying formats from small tondos to monumental ovals. Teplin has elected to display her work in multifaceted installations. Her pieces re-appropriate a feminine aesthetic and test the constructs that create them, developing a body of work that is both questioning and visually pleasurable.
Teplin has exhibited her art around the world from Los Angeles to London to Pasadena.