Alex painting still-life "Longevity"

Alex painting still-life "Longevity"


About

Alex Venezia (b. 1993) is a representational oil painter born and raised in Virginia Beach, Virginia.


Summary of art education:

Studied with artists,

-          Daniel Sprick (Painting The Interior workshop)

-          Jeff Hein (Portrait painting workshop)

-          Michael Klein (Floral painting workshop)

-          Casey Baugh (Portrait painting workshop)

-          Darren Kingsley and Peter Kelsey (Form Painting with the Figure)

-          John De La Vega (Painting the portrait and figure in oils)

-          Ken Olaes Garcia (Drawing the human figure) (Rendering the human figure in oil) (The academic approach to oil painting/ Caravaggio master copy class)

-         Semester @ Virginia Commonwealth University of the Arts


Recent Exhibitions/Publications:   

·         1ST PLACE : Grand Central Atelier Still Life Competition - Queens, NY. June 2017

·         “Root To Bloom": Group Exhibition - Principle Gallery. Alexandria, VA. November 2016

·         “LONGING” - Solo show at Dacia Gallery, New York City. October 2016

·         Southwest Art Magazine “21 Under 31: Young Artists to Watch in 2016” Sep. 2016 Issue

·         Work Currently in Abend Gallery, Denver CO and Richard Stravits 30th Street Gallery, Virginia Beach, VA.

·         670 Gallery “Without Hope/Without Fear” 3 Man Show, June 2016. Hampton VA

·         “5 Artistic Prodigies 21 And Under” Article posted to Buzzfeed

http://www.buzzfeed.com/artforum/5-artistic-prodiges-21-and-under-1u352

·         Abend Gallery’s Miniatures Show 2015-2016

·         Southwest Art Magazine. Finalist in Artistic Excellence competition, December Issue 2015

·         Virginia Artists Exhibition, Juried Exhibition at the Charles H. Taylor Art Center, Hampton, VA – 2015

·         2nd Place people’s choice award “Fabulous Forgeries” Juried Exhibition, The Artists Gallery, Virginia Beach, VA - 2015

·         Virginia Artists Exhibition, Juried Exhibition at the Charles H. Taylor Art Center, Hampton, VA – 2014

·         "Red Mill Life Magazine" - Front cover artwork and 4 page spread interview with images, a Virginia Beach local magazine. - 2014

·         "Artist's Blok Magazine" - Aspiring artist of the month,    8 page spread interview with images, Hampton Roads Magazine. – 2014

·         Eyes Wide Open, Juried Exhibition at the Portsmouth Arts and Cultural Center, Portsmouth, VA - 2014

·         Chrysler Museum's TIME group Exhibition at the Seldon Gallery, Norfolk, VA - 2013

·         Award of Merit in The International Association for the Study of Dreams Art Show, Virginia Beach, VA - 2013

·         1st Place "Figuratively Speaking"(human figure) Juried Exhibition, The Artists Gallery, Virginia Beach, VA - 2013

·         2nd Place “The Dance” Juried Exhibition,  The Artists Gallery, Virginia Beach, VA - 2013

·         3rd Place scholarship winner in the Chesapeake Bay Art Association/Spring Art show, Norfolk, VA – 2012

·         1st Place Vans' Custom Culture Art Show presented by Coastal Edge, Virginia Beach, VA - 2012.