Although Alexys Henry was born in Arizona, she grew up in both Phoenix and New York and was influenced by dramatic shifts in both cultural and physical environments. While in Phoenix, Henry was very active on her college campus studying journalism, painting, and Early Childhood Education, which have combined to lead her to develop an art enrichment program to teach children how to use their creativity to create expressive environment-friendly art out of repurposed material.
Henry moved to Berkeley, California in 2002. The energy and history of the city are reflected in many of her abstract paintings. Henry aspires to be a vehicle for freedom and creativity in her work, often allowing artistic media to lead her in composition and technique.