Alex Schaefer

Alex Schaefer lives in and paints Los Angeles, the people, the places, the times of day, the activities of this city. His work remains within the realm of representation and based on some sort of present witness from life, but they variously walk a line between a remembered realism, naturalistic visual truth, and unbridled expression.

Alex attended the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. Graduating in 1992 with an eduacation emphasizing drawing and painting from life, he worked 9 eight years as an artist in the video game industry doing 2-D texture mapping, lighting, 3-D modeling, etc. always reserving time each day drawing and painting for himself. Six years ago Alex devoted himself to painting full-time and now teaches at the Art Center College of Design and Cal State University Los Angeles.

Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration, 1992

Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA

Teaching Experience

  • Foundation painting instructor at the Art Center College of Design from 2001 to the present teaching composition and painting with an emphasis on working from the live model
  • Painting instructor at Cal State University Los Angeles, 2005

Exhibits

  • The Hive Gallery, featured artist, December 2007
  • Truxtop, Flags Unflown, July 2007
  • The Hive gallery, featured artist: small wall, June 2007
  • Pasadena Museum of California Art, California Art Club juried exhibition, Pasadena, CA, 2007
  • Found gallery, Joint Custody Project, February 2007
  • Bonham’s & Butterfields, get:ART, February 2007
  • Found gallery, micro/Gestalt, January 2007
  • Gallery 825, solo artist in “field/form’ show, September 2006
  • Tirage Gallery, ‘An Edgier Look’ group show, June 2006
  • Jaxon House Gallery, 21st Century LA group show, May 2006
  • Pasadena Museum of California Art, California Art Club juried exhibition, Pasadena, CA, 2006
  • The Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Demise of Democracy group show, December 2005
  • Gallery825, Southern California Open 2005, December 2005
  • Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery at the Barnsdall Art Park, 2005 Los Angeles Juried Exhibition,Los Angeles, CA, September 2005
  • Hangar 1018, The Max Show, bi-monthly group art show, May through September, Los Angeles, CA, 2005
  • The Hive Gallery, monthly group art shows, beginning 2005 and ongoing.
  • Keller & Greene Fine Art, Twisted Nerve four artist group show, Los Angeles, CA 2005
  • Pasadena Museum of California Art, California Art Club juried exhibition, Pasadena, CA, 2005
  • Robert Berman Gallery, 25 Years Group Exhibition, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA, 2004
  • Lather, Covered, Los Angeles, CA, 2003
  • Pasadena Museum of California Art, California Art Club juried exhibition, Pasadena, CA, 2003
  • Santa Monica Museum of Art, fresh stART, Santa Monica, CA, 2003
  • Robert Berman Gallery, Hourly Rates one man show, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA 2003
  • Robert Berman Gallery, A Thousand Clowns, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA 2002
  • Gallery 825, Expose(d), Los Angeles, CA, 2002
  • ArtHouse, Erotica, Los Angeles, CA, 2002
  • Los Angeles Art Association, Location, Location Location, Los Angeles, CA, 2002
  • Gallery 825, Naughty Bits and Pieces, Los Angeles, CA 2002
  • Gallery 825, What’s the Story?, Los Angeles, CA 2002
  • Los Angeles Art Association Southern California Open, Los Angeles, CA, 2001
  • Painting, Ross Ferrell Gallery, Pasadena, CA , 2000
  • ArtShare Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, 1999

Catalogues and Reviews

  • Citizen LA downtown arts magazine, November 2007, an interview with Alex Schaefer
  • Southwest Art Magazine, January 2006, “Ten artists to watch in 2006″
  • Puta Art Magazine, Los Angeles CA, January, 2004, volume 1, issue 2
  • Pasadena Museum of California Art, catalogue accompanying show, 2003, p. 143
  • ArtWeek, San Jose, CA, March, 2003, volume 34, issue 2, p. 21


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