Alex Kanevsky

Alex Kanevsky

Nasce a Rostvo-na Donu (Russia) nel 1963, vive e lavora a Philadelphia

He was born in 1963 in Russia, now he lives and works in Philadelphia. Alex Kanevsky's gestural portraits are influenced by the artistic traditions of Eastern Europe, where he grew up, and the United States, where he now lives. In the spirit of Impressionism, he is more concerned with emotional and atmospheric triggers than narrative descriptions. In awareness of the agency of his subjects and his paintings, and observing that it is painful and unnatural for models to remain still, he depicts people in motion; likewise, he tries not to impose his will on artworks, abiding by his theory that "paintings do let us know when to leave them alone." Kanevsky, whose studies have centered on mathematics and visual art, also resists defining his art with words. He believes that "artists statements are not possible and any attempt to write one leads to confusion and misinformation."

FORMAZIONE

1989-1993 Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

1980-1983 Vilnius University, Vilnius, Lithuania

Mostre personali selezionate

2010 Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2009 J. Cacciola Gallery, New York, NY, Proserpine

2008 Rosenfield Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, Waves & X-Rays

2006 Gallerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal, Canada, Paintings

2004 Somerville Manning Gallery, Greenville, DE, Short Focus Paintings

2000 Philadelphia Art Alliance, Overwhelmed Portraiture

1997 Merrimack College, Andover, MA, Motion Paintings

Selezione di mostre collettive

2008 The Art Museum of Los Gatos, Painterly Painting: The Next Level

2008 Edwards Art Gallery, Holderness School, Plymouth, N.H.

2007 Tower Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, Finding a Form – Influences in Figurative Painting

2007 Angles Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, True Love Always, curato da Rebecca Campbell

2006 Brady Art Gallery, G. Washington University, Washington, D.C. Bader Fund, The First Three Years

2006 Art 212 New York, NY

2005 Arcadia University Art Gallery, Glenside, PA, Very Early Pictures

2005, 04, 03 US Artists, Philadelphia, PA

2005, 04 Chicago International Art Fair

2004 Arcadia University Art Gallery, Glenside, PA, Works on Paper 2004

1999 Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA, The Edge of Vision, The Edge of Sight

1998 Mulligan-Shanoski Gallery, San Fancisco, CA, Pertaining to Philadelphia

1998 Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA, Through The Heart Of The City

1997 Berman Museum of Art - Ursinus College, Bucknell University Contemporary Landscape

1994 Pleiades Gallery, New York, N.Y. Double Exposure, curata da Dore Ashton

PROGETTI SPECIALI E COLLEZIONI

2010 Achenbach Collection, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, de Young & Legion of Honor,

San Francisco, CA

2010 Woodmere Museum Collection, Philadelphia, PA

2008 Synecdoche, NY, film directed by Charlie Kaufman – paintings for the film

2007 Vast Beautiful System (barely holding together), Jenny Jaskey Gallery (Tower), Philadelphia, PA – curating

ALEX KANEVSKY

Nasce a Rostvo-na Donu (Russia) nel 1963, vive e lavora a Philadelphia

EDUCATIOn

1989-1993 Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

1980-1983 Vilnius University, Vilnius, Lithuania

Selected solo shows

2010 Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2009 J. Cacciola Gallery, New York, NY, Proserpine

2008 Rosenfield Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, Waves & X-Rays

2006 Gallerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal, Canada, Paintings

2004 Somerville Manning Gallery, Greenville, DE, Short Focus Paintings

2000 Philadelphia Art Alliance, Overwhelmed Portraiture

1997 Merrimack College, Andover, MA, Motion Paintings

Selected group shows

2008 The Art Museum of Los Gatos, Painterly Painting: The Next Level

2008 Edwards Art Gallery, Holderness School, Plymouth, N.H.

2007 Tower Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, Finding a Form – Influences in Figurative Painting

2007 Angles Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, True Love Always, curato da Rebecca Campbell

2006 Brady Art Gallery, G. Washington University, Washington, D.C. Bader Fund, The First Three Years

2006 Art 212 New York, NY

2005 Arcadia University Art Gallery, Glenside, PA, Very Early Pictures

2005, 04, 03 US Artists, Philadelphia, PA

2005, 04 Chicago International Art Fair

2004 Arcadia University Art Gallery, Glenside, PA, Works on Paper 2004

1999 Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA, The Edge of Vision, The Edge of Sight

1998 Mulligan-Shanoski Gallery, San Fancisco, CA, Pertaining to Philadelphia

1998 Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA, Through The Heart Of The City

1997 Berman Museum of Art - Ursinus College, Bucknell University Contemporary Landscape

1994 Pleiades Gallery, New York, N.Y. Double Exposure, curata da Dore Ashton

Special projects and collections

2010 Achenbach Collection, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, de Young & Legion of Honor,

San Francisco, CA

2010 Woodmere Museum Collection, Philadelphia, PA

2008 Synecdoche, NY, film directed by Charlie Kaufman – paintings for the film

2007 Vast Beautiful System (barely holding together), Jenny Jaskey Gallery (Tower), Philadelphia, PA – curating

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