b. Rostvo-na-Donu, Russia 1963

Education

1989-1993    Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
1980-1983    Vilnius University, Vilnius, Lithuania

Solo Exhibitions

2020    Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2019    Liberation and Disorientation, Hollis Taggert Gallery, New York, NY
2018    Fin de Siécle, Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2017    Some Paintings In No Particular Order, Hollis Taggart Galleries, New York, NY
2016    Unstable Equilibrium, Foster Gallery, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
2015    Unstable EquilibriumDolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2014    Beautiful and Profound Paintings, J. Cacciola Gallery, New York, NY,
            Alex Kanevsky, Scarfone/Hartly Gallery at University of Tampa, FL
2013    The Fox and The Hedgehog, Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2012    Lux Art Institute, San Diego, CA
2011    Heroes and Animals, J. Cacciola Gallery, New York, NY
2010    Heroes and Animals, Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA 
2009    Proserpine, J. Cacciola Gallery, New York, NY
2008    Waves & X-Rays, Rosenfield Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
            Visitations, Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2007    Parlor Games, J. Cacciola Gallery, New York, NY
2006    Paintings, Gallerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal, Canada
2005    Instances of Stillness, Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA
            New Paintings, J. Cacciola Gallery, New York, NY
2004    Photographs, Rosenfeld Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
            Short Focus Paintings, Somerville Manning Gallery, Greenville, DE
2003    Short Focus Paintings, Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA
            Mediated Pleasures, J. Cacciola Galleries, New York, NY
2002    Rosenfeld Gallery, Philadelphia, PA 
2001    Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA
            J. Cacciola Galleries, New York, NY  
2000    Overwhelmed Portraiture, Philadelphia Art Alliance
            Rosenfeld Gallery, Philadelphia, PA  
1999    Strong Light Paintings, Somerville Manning Gallery, Greenville, DE
1998    Rosenfeld Gallery, Philadelphia, PA  
1997    Motion Paintings, Merrimack College, Andover, MA
            Somerville Manning Gallery, Greenville, DE   
1996    Rosenfeld Gallery, Philadelphia, PA 
1995    Rosenfeld Gallery, Philadelphia, PA 

Selected Group Shows

2020    The Food Show, curated by Chantal Lee and Jeffrey Morabito, SFA Projects, New York, NY
2019    Lightning Strikes II, Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA
            What's for Dinner? A Brief History of Food in Art, The Galerie Gmurzynska, New York, NY
            An Inherently Hopeful Gesture, curated by Bill Scott, Cerulean Arts, Philadelphia, PA
            Innovation and Vitality: 150 Years of Alumni from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Avery Galleries, 
            Bryn Mawr, Philadelphia, PA
2018    L'etat Des Limbes, Alex Kanevsky and Edwige Fouvry, Galerie Guido Romero Pierni, Paris, France
            Painters Who Fucking Know How To Paint, curated by Kate Sweeney and Kate Vrijmoet, Center on Contemporary Art,   
            Seattle, WA
            Lithuania, 12+1, Meno parkas, Kaunas
            Disrupted Realism, curated by John Seed, Stanek Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2017    Artist As Subject: 20th Anniversary Exhibition, Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA 
            A More Perfect Union? Power, Sex, and Race in the Representation of Couples, Woodmere Museum, Philadelphia, PA
            Artist As Subject: 20th Anniversary Exhibition, Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA 
2016    Uncatchable, Guido Romero Pierini Galerie, Paris, France
            More Than Your Selfie, New Museum Los Gatos, Los Gatos, CA
2015    Lightning Strikes I, Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA
            The More The Merrier, curated by Bill Scott Cerulean Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2013    Body Politic, curated by Courtney Jordan & Kristin Künc, National Arts Club, New York, NY
            Asheville Art Museum, Asheville, N.C., The Philadelphia Story
2012    Annual Show, invited guest artist, Royal Society of British Artists, London, U.K.
2011    Accumulations, J. Cacciola, New York, NY
2010    Remnants, Fuse Gallery, New York, NY
            Visual Voices, Stedman Gallery, Rutgers University
2009    Fine Artists of Accomplishment, Somerville Manning Gallery
2008    Into Your Head, Hopkinson House Gallery of Contemporary Art, Haddon Township, NJ
            Painterly Painting: The Next Level, The Art Museum of Los Gatos, CA
            Edwards Art Gallery, Holderness School, Plymouth, N.H.
2007    10 Year Anniversary, Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA 
            Finding a Form – Influences in Figurative Painting Tower Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
            True Love Always, curated by Rebecca Campbell, Angles Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2006    Bader Fund, The First Three Years, Brady Art Gallery, G. Washington University, Washington, D.C.
            Art 212, New York, NY
2005    Very Early Pictures, Arcadia University Art Gallery, Glenside, PA
            Figura, Gallerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal, Canada
2004    Pittura e fotografia dal punto di vista dell’occhio moderno, Castell Welsperg, Italy
            Works on Paper 2004, Arcadia University Art Gallery, Glenside, PA
            Paintings & Photographs (together with Jon Redmond) J. Cacciola Gallery, New York, NY
2003    Mostra di Opere in Formato Piccolo, Casa Wassermann, Villabassa, Italy
2001    Form & Figure, J. Cacciola Galleries, New York
1999    The Edge of Vision, The Edge of Sight, Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA
1998    Pertaining to Philadelphia, Mulligan-Shanoski Gallery, San Fancisco, CA
            Through The Heart Of The City, Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA
1997    Contemporary Landscape, Berman Museum of Art - Ursinus College, Bucknell University
1994    Double Exposure, curated by Dore Ashton, Pleiades Gallery, New York, NY

Publications

2020     Book Reviews, Harper's Magazine, July
2019     Lightning Strikes II, Dolby Chadwick Gallery
             Disrupted Realism, John Seed, Schiffer Publishing
             Readings, Harper's Magazine, March
             "Landscape Painting Now", Todd Bradway (editor) and Barry Schwabsky (writer), D.A.P. Publishers, NY
2018     "Ends and Beginnings: Dolby Chadwick presents a new solo exhibition for Alex Kanevsky", Rochelle Belsito,    
              American Art Collector, December
              Broken Kingdom (cover), Michelle Bitting, Risk Press
              "Alex Kanevsky", Vidas Poskus, Nemunas Magazine, Lithuania
              the moth magazine of art and literature Issue 34, Ireland
2017     "The Laws of Motion: In-Studio Interview with Alex Kanevsky", Kim Power, Art Pulse Magazine
             the moth magazine of art and literature Issue 28, Ireland
             "Caminhos em Poetica Visuais Bidimensionais", Amanda S. Torres Cunha, Editora Intersaberes, Brazil
2016     "Interrupted Images: Discombobulation In Painting Is Definitely A Thing", John Seed, Huffington Post, September
2015     Lightning Strikes - 18 Poets, 18 Artists, Dolby Chadwick Gallery
             Alex Kanevsky, Monograph, Peter Selz, Frances Malcolm, and Neil Plotkin, Dolby Chadwick Gallery
             "Chamem-lhe pintor, nao artista", Diario de Noticias, Portugal, February 21
             La Piqure (book cover), Marie-Christine Horn, L'Age D'Homme, Switzerland
             Review, David M. Roth, Squarecylinder, October 
             Interview, John Seed, Huffington Post, October
2013     "People and Their Bodies - pintura Alex Kanevsky", Egoista, Magazine of Art and Literature, #51, Portugal, December
             "Alex Kanevsky", Jacques Desage, Miroir de L’Art, France #45, (article and cover)                                                  
             "Interior with Meat"Harper’s Magazine, May (cover)
             "100 Peintures Contemporaines", Ludovic Duhamel, Miroir de L’Art, France #43                                                      
             "Alex Kanevsky at Dolby Chadwick Gallery"Allison Malafronte, Fine Art ConnoisseurFebruary                             
             "Alex Kanevsky in residence at Lux Art Institute", James Chute, San Diego Union Tribune, June 9
2012     Alex Kanevsky - Contemporary Painter Series monographTianjin Yangliuqing Fine Arts Press, China                  
            "Alex Kanevsky, Doppio Sogno", Artinmostra, December 4
2011     Corpi Esposti, Catalog essay, Barbara Frigerio Gallery, Ilaria Bignotti, Milan, May                                                     
             "Alex Kanevsky, Le Hasard Manipulé", Frédéric Charles Baitinger, Artension,  France, May/June                            
             "Alex Kanevsky - Dolby Chadwick"Peter SelzArt in America, January
2010     "Christopher Brown at Berggruen; Kanevsky at Dolby Chadwick"Kenneth Baker, San Francisco Chronicle
              October 23       
             "Polish Rider 2", Subaltern Magazine, Nr1, Sweden (cover)
2009     Cover and inside reproductions, Versal 7, Amsterdam, Netherlands                                                                         
             "Alex KanevskyProserpine", Mario NavesCity Arts, NYC, May                                                                            
             "Alex Kanevsky", Alexandra Bourré, Vernissages Magazine, France, January                                                          
             Alex Kanevsky, 13 paintings, Guernica Magazine, January
2008     Painterly Painting: The Next Level, Catalog essay, The Art Museum of Los Gatos, Peter Campion                          
             Alla Prima Painting, Al Gury, Watson & Gupil, NY                                                                                                     
             Synecdoche, NY movie review, Carina Chocano, L.A. Times movie review, September                                          
             "Peggys House (Readings)", Harper's Magazine, September                                                                                    
             La Hermana Falsa, Book cover painting reproduction, David Miklos, Tusquets Editores, Mexico                            
            "Kanevsky in his Stride", Kenneth Baker, San Francisco Chronicle, May 10
2007     Alex Kanevsky / J.Cacciola GalleryValerie GladstoneArt News, September                                                            
             "Considering affairs of the heart", Holly Myers, Los Angeles Times, March 9  
2005     "Alex Kanevsky's paintings tell a story about how we capture time and truth", Sharon MizotaSan Francisco Weekly
             Review, Mario Neves, The New York Observer, May 30   
2004     Figura, Catalog of group exhibition, Galleries de Bellefeuille, Tyler Benedict, Montreal, Canada                              
             "Painter takes cues from camera", Victoria Donohoe, Philadelphia Inquirer, March 28                                              
             Fox Hunt, Harper’s Magazine, May
2003     T.S. in Her Bath, Harper’s Magazine, November                                                                                                        
             "Blue Horizon 3", West Branch Magazine (cover), December                                                                                   
             "Love Affair with Paint", Catalog essay, Dolby Chadwick Gallery, Robert Flynn Johnson, September                        
             New American Paintings, Number 45, May                                                                                                                
             Observation of Time and Lived Moments: Paintings of Alex Kanevsky, Catalog essay, Cacciola Gallery, Tom Csaszar    2000     New American Paintings, Number 27 (cover), May  
             "Raking Light", Edward J. Sozanski, Philadelphia Inquirer, May 26
1999     Review, Catherine Quillman, Philadelphia Inquirer, October 21
             Review, Victoria Donohoe, Philadelphia Inquirer, October 17                                                                                  
             Review, Joshua Meyer, Art New England, April-May
1998     "Superfly Artists on the Verge 25 Artists to Watch", Philadelphia Weekly, September 23                                      
             "Fast, Smeared and Out of Control", Gerard Brown, Philadelphia Weekly, April 29                                                  
             "Motion paintings", Ellen Andersen, Haverhill Gazette, January 15 
1997     "Ars Longa, and It Keeps Changing", Catalog, Judith E. Stein, Pew Fellowships in the Arts                                       
             Review, John Chambless, Philadelphia Inquirer, March 14
1995     "Alex Kanevsky - Rosenfeld Gallery", Tom Csaszar, New Art Examiner, May

Awards

2012    Lux Art Institute, art residency, Encinitas, CA, USA
2008    Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, painting fellowship
2007    Eagle Hill Foundation, Steuben, ME, painting residency
2006    Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, painting fellowship
2004    Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, painting fellowship
2003    Frantz and Virginia Bader Fund, grant for painting
            The Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Ireland, residency fellowship
            New American Paintings, Number 45, May 2003
2002    Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, painting fellowship
2000    New American Paintings, Number 27 cover, May 2000 
1999    New American Paintings, Open Studio Competition
1997    Pew Fellowship in the Arts, painting fellowship
1994    Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT, painting fellowship 
1993    Pennsylvania Governor’s Award for Painting
1993    Mary Townsend & William Clarke Mason Memorial Prize in Sculpture
1992    William Emlen Cresson Memorial Travel Scholarship 
            Mabel Wilson Woodrow Memorial Award
            Pearson Memorial Prize for Painting

Special Projects and Collections

2017     Schmidt Dean Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, Out There, curated together with Michael Gallagher

2013     Philadelphia Sketch Club, Some Drawings, curated together with Bill Scott

2012     Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA

2011     University of North Carolina, Asheville, Drawing Discourse, judge
2010     Achenbach Collection, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, de Young & Legion of Honor, San Francisco, CA             
             Woodmere Museum Collection, Philadelphia, PA
2008     Synecdoche, NY, feature film directed by Charlie Kaufman – paintings for the film

2007     Vast Beautiful System, Jenny Jaskey Gallery (Tower), Philadelphia, PA 

Teaching

2002–2017     Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Adjunct Painting Instructor 
2005               Governor’s Institutes on the Arts, Castleton, VT, Visiting artist
2004               Painting and Photography through the Contemporary Eye, Dobbiaco, Italy, Artist in Residence
                       University of Delaware, Newark, DE, Visiting Artist/ Critic
2001 - 2003    Governor’s Institutes on the Arts, Castleton, VT, Painting Teacher

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