Ulorin Vex

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Ulorin Vex
Ulorin Vex 2010.jpg
Ulorin Vex attending the Exxxotica LA Expo, Los Angeles, California on 10 July 2010
Born Newcastle upon Tyne, England, UK
Website http://www.ulorinvex.com/
Modeling information
Height 5 ft 8.5 in (1.74 m)
Hair color Red (dyed)
Eye color Blue

Ulorin Vex is an alternative model and artist from Newcastle upon Tyne, England. She lives in Los Angeles, California. Her extensive list of credits include dozens of magazine features and covers, ad campaigns, billboards, and spans all genres from fashion to fetish and art nudes. She’s also known for her dynamic and exaggerated posing[1]

Vex graduated from the University of Durham.[2] She began her career as an alternative model shortly after, modeling collections for numerous latex clothing designers and appearing on stage at events such as the Skin Two Rubber Ball. Bizarre (magazine) featured Vex in several issues, including a cover feature in issue 160 (February 2010) describing her as "alt girl royalty" after previously interviewing and featuring her in an article entitled "coming attractions" in issue 149 (April 2009). Other notable subculture magazine covers include American Gothic Beauty issues 21 (October 2006) and 30 (January 2010), France's Elegy Magazine issue 69 (June 2011) and the UK's Skin Two Latextra issue 37 (May 2013).

Vex began to branch out into more mainstream modeling work in 2008 when she was featured in 2 global ad campaigns for TIGI bedhead, including several hair magazine covers and billboards. She went on to model for other mainstream names including fashion features in Dazed and Confused issue 160 (April 2008) and an interview with Vice (magazine) for the "showbiz issue".[3]

It was around this time she also began to model regularly as a muse for world renowned hair dresser and award-winning avant garde artist Robert Masciave. Vex was featured in several of Masciave's hairdressing collections and runway shows and their images landed numerous magazine features for both photographic and hairdressing trade magazines. Other notable collaborators include photographer Steve Diet Goedde, with whom Vex has been shooting since 2007,[4] and famed pinup artist Olivia De Berardinis, who has painted Vex for Sideshow Collectibles[5] and Spirit Drawing: Tales Of The Phantasmagoric Skull.[6] Vex also recently appeared as a guest speaker at WonderCon 2017 for a panel about Olivia's career in pinup art.[7]

In 2011 a portrait of Vex was featured in the Beautiful People show at the Cabinet des Curieux gallery in Paris.[8] The name of the show was a tribute to musician Marilyn Manson and was described as a celebration of the "cultural icons that are fabricating our contemporary reality".[9] This included people such as Tim Burton, Dita Von Teese, Molly Crabapple and Lydia Lunch.

Vex joined American violinist Emilie Autumn on her spring 2008 tour as a stage performer and new addition to The Bloody Crumpets. She returned to Autumn's side in 2012 in order to perform in the music video for her song "Fight Like a Girl".[10][11] and also appeared alongside Emilie in the 2016 movie Alleluia! The Devil's Carnival [12]

Vex has worked with Kate "Kato" Lambert, who named an ensemble, the "Vex" outfit, after her.[13]

Vex is also an artist and illustrator under the name of Malady Charlotina. Her artwork was featured along with an interview in issue 176 of Bizarre magazine (June 2011) which highlights the difference between the confident "vixen-esque beauties" of her illustrations and modeling images with someone who is actually "softly-spoken and shy in the flesh". The interviewer and author of the piece was curator and book publisher Bob Self and a copy of the magazine was included in his 2015 exhibition entitled "Baby Tattoo: Carnival of Astounding Art" at the Oceanside Museum of Art.[14]

Another article focusing on the multi-layered aspects of Vex's modeling and art personas appeared a year later in Beautiful Bizarre magazine, which reveals the Malady Charlotina pseudonym is a play on words of a character from The Dancers at the End of Time.[15] Although Vex has had some success as an artist, with a 2015 solo show at The Erotic Heritage Museum in Las Vegas[16] as well as being part of several group shows at galleries such as La Luz de Jesus and Skotia Gallery in Los Angeles,[17][18] she has yet to reach the same level of recognition in this arena as she has as a model.



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