Alex Katsenelinboigen
Education
1992 -1996   Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.Graduated with Certificate in Painting.
Shows
Fear,  Jersey City Theater Center,  Group Show,  Jersey City,  NJ,  2017 http://www.jctcenter.org/
New Jersey & You Perfect Together,  Village West Gallery,  Group Show,  Jersey City,  NJ,  2017 http://villagewestgallery.com
Same Difference,  Union City Museum of Art at the William V. Musto Cultural Center,  Group Show,  Union City,  NJ,  2014
Metro 30 Show,  City Without Walls,  Group Show,  Newark,  NJ,  2013 http://www.cwow.org/event/metro-30-show-cwow
The End of Light,  Academy,  Group Show,  New York,  NY,  2013 http://alexandersartstudio.com/php/shows/endoflight.php
Group Show,  Museum of Russian Art,  Group Show,  Jersey City,  NJ,  2012 http://www.moramuseum.org/june-2012-group-show.html
Works on Paper,  Museum of Russian Art,  Group Show,  Jersey City,  NJ,  2011 http://www.moramuseum.org/tri-state.html
Abstraction,  SET Gallery,   Group show,  Brooklyn,  NY,  2010
Short Video,  APEXart Gallery,  Group Show,  New York,  NY,  2008 http://www.apexart.org/events/phone_screening.htm
PAFA Alumni,  Pen and Brush Club,  Group Show,  New York,  NY,  2008
Still Life Travel Show,  Bergen County JCC,  Group Show,  Twn. of Washington,  NJ,  2008
PAFA Alumni Show,  Dumbo Gallery,  Group Show,  Brooklyn,  NY,  2008
Interiors/Exteriors,  Bergen County JCC,  Group Show,  Twn. of Washington,  NJ,  2008
Nature of Duality,  Judge Brennan Court House,  Group Show,  Jersey City,  NJ,  2007
Poetic Dialogue,  Space,  Group Show,  New York,  NY,  2006 http://alexandersartstudio.com/php/shows/PoeticDialogueOctober2006.html
Painterly Eye,  517 Grand Street,  Group Show,  New York,  NY,  2005
Nature Morte,  Nandi Gallery,  Group Show,  Montclair,  NJ,  2004
Reality Check,  Nandi Gallery,  Group Show,  Montclair,  NJ,  2003
Landscapes, Cityscapes, Escapes,  Nandi Gallery,  Solo show,  Montclair,  NJ,  2002
Two-person show,  Houston Hall Gallery at University of Pennsylvania,  Two-person,  Philadelphia,  PA,  1998
Annual Student Show,  Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art,  Group Show,  Philadelphia,  PA,  1996
Faculty Club Exhibition,  Faculty Club Gallery at University of Pennsylvania,  Solo show,  Philadelphia,  PA,  1995
Annual Student Show,  Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art,  Group Show,  Philadelphia,  PA,  1995
Group Show,  Feduloff Gallery,  Group Show,  Philadelphia,  PA,  1993
Philadelphia Artists,  Gallery As-Is,  Group Show,  Philadelphia,  PA,  1993
Awards
Yellow Springs Prize for landscape, Academy of the Fine Arts, 1995
Rickers Prize for landscape, Academy of the Fine Arts, 1995
Brief Statement:
My interest in art arose during my last year at college where I studied mathematics and economics. I took a course in art history and was fascinated by various 20ieth century 'isms', particularly the ones that emphasized the conceptual aspects of art. Eventually I gravitated toward the more "visual" movements, such as post-impressionist and expressionist art, which employed innovative pictorial devices .
As source and inspiration for my work, I seek images that conjure up ambiguity and distortion. This dissonance often provides the impetus for the work. I work primarily from sketches and photographs, often using a computer to mutate the image in order to test the various possibilities. As the work progresses, I try to move away from the 'naturalistic' depiction to a pictorial idea that emphasizes expressiveness and innovative (hopefully!) complex interaction of pictorial elements. My working process is largely governed by trial and error until I arrive at a satisfactory result.
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