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

2015 Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA, Unstable Equilibrium
2014 J. Cacciola Gallery, New York, NY, Beautiful and Profound Paintings
2014 Scarfone/Hartly Gallery at University of Tampa, FL, Alex Kanevsky
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
2008 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 

Selected Group Shows

2013 National Arts Club, NY, NY, Body Politic, curated byCourtney Jordan & Kristin Künc
2013 Asheville Art Museum, Asheville, N.C., The Philadelphia Story

2012 Royal Society of British Artists, London, U.K.,  Annual Show, invited guest artist

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

Egoista, Magazine of Art and Literature, #51, December 2013, Portugal, People and Their Bodies - pintura Alex Kanevsky
Jacques Desage, Alex Kanevsky, Miroir de L’Art, France #45, 2013 (article and cover)
Harper’s Magazine. May 2013, Interior with Meat, cover
Ludovic Duhamel, 100 Peintures Contemporaines, Miroir de L’Art, France #43, 2013
Fine Art Connoisseur, Feb. 2013,Alex Kanevsky at Dolby Chadwick Gallery, by Allison Malafronte
San Diego Union Tribune, June 9, 2013,Alex Kanevsky in residence at Lux Art Institute, by James Chute
Tianjin Yangliuqing Fine Arts Press, China, Alex Kanevsky - Contemporary Painter Series monograph, 2012
Artinmostra, Alex Kanevsky, Doppio Sogno, December 4, 2012
Ilaria Bignotti, Corpi Esposti, catalog essay, Barbara Frigerio Gallery, Milan, May 2011
Frédéric Charles Baitinger, Alex Kanevsky, Le Hasard Manipulé, Artension, France, May/June 2011
Peter Selz, Alex Kanevsky - Dolby Chadwick, Art in America, January 2011
Kenneth Baker, Christopher Brown at Berggruen; Kanevsky at Dolby, San Francisco Chronicle, October 23, 2010
Alex Kanevsky, Polish Rider 2, painting on the cover of Subaltern Magazine, Nr1, 2010, Sweden
Cover and inside reproductions, Versal 7, Amsterdam, Netherlands 2009
Mario Naves, Alex KanevskyProserpine, City Arts, NYC, May 2009
Alexandra Bourré, Alex Kanevsky, Vernissages magazine, France, January 2009
Alex Kanevsky, 13 paintings. Guernica, Magazine of Art & Politics, January 2009
Peter Campion, Painterly Painting: The Next Level, catalog essay for exhibition at The Art Museum of Los Gatos, 2008
Al Gury, Alla Prima Painting, Watson & Gupil, NY, 2008
Carina Chocano, Synecdoche, NY, L.A. Times movie review, Sept. 2008
Harper’s Magazine, September 2008, Peggys House (Readings)
David Miklos, La Hermana Falsa, (book cover painting reproduction) Tusquets Editores, Mexico, 2008
Kenneth Baker, Kanevsky in his stride, San Francisco Chronicle, May 10, 2008
Valerie Gladstone, Alex Kanevsky / J.Cacciola Gallery, Art News, reviews,September 2007
Holly Myers, Considering affairs of the heart, Los Angeles Times, 3.9.2007
Sharon Mizota, Alex Kanevsky's paintings tell a story about how we capture time and truth, San Francisco Weekly, Dec 28, 2005 
Mario Neves, exhibition review, The New York Observer 5.30.2005
Tyler Benedict, Figura – catalog of group exhibition at the Galleries de Bellefeuille, Montreal, Canada
Victoria Donohoe, Painter takes cues from camera, Philadelphia Inquirer, 3.28.2004
Harper’s Magazine. May 2004, Fox Hunt
Harper’s Magazine. November 2003, T.S. in Her Bath
West Branch Magazine, December 2003, Blue Horizon 3 - cover 
Robert Flynn Johnson, Love Affair with Paint, Dolby Chadwick Gallery catalog essay, September 2003
New American Paintings, Number 45, May 2003
Tom Ccaszar, Observation of Time and Lived Moments: Paintings of Alex Kanevsky, Cacciola Gallery catalog essay, 2003
New American Paintings, Number 27 cover, May 2000
Edward J. Sozanski, Raking Light, Philadelphia Inquirer 5.26.2000
Catherine Quillman, Review, Philadelphia Inquirer, 10.21.99
Victoria Donohoe, Review, Philadelphia Inquirer, 10.17.99
Joshua Meyer, Review, Art New England, 4-5.99 
Superfly Artists on the Verge 25 Artists to Watch, Philadelphia Weekly 9.23.98
Gerard Brown, Fast, Smeared and Out of Control, Philadelphia Weekly 4.29.98
Ellen Andersen, Motion paintings, Haverhill Gazette, 1.15.98
Judith E. Stein, Ars Longa, and It Keeps Changing, Pew Fellowships in the Arts catalog, 1997 
John Chambless, Review, Philadelphia Inquirer, 3.14.97
Tom Csaszar, Alex Kanevsky - Rosenfeld Gallery, New Art Examiner 5.1995

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
2003 The Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Ireland, residency fellowship

2002 Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, painting fellowship
2000, 03 New American Paintings, 1999 and 2003 Open Studios Competitions  (Volumes 27, cover and 45)
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

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 

Teaching

2002–present 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
2004 University of Delaware, Newark, DE, Visiting Artist/ Critic
2001 - 2003 Governor’s Institutes on the Arts, Castleton, VT, Painting Teacher

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