Alex Venezia b.1993 Virginia Beach, Virginia; currently lives and works in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Alex Venezia Painting - American Artist
Searching for new art experiences he frequented the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, Virginia where he was able to fill his eyes with the works of the Masters and make copies. Venezia has sought out and studied classical technique with many of todays top representational painters including: Odd Nerdrum, Colleen Barry, Daniel Sprick, Michael Klein, and Jeff Hein.
“In his words, Inspiration comes in many forms, and usually far from the easel, but there’s nothing like seeing the work of an artist that you hold in high regard in person. It has a way of putting me in my place and motivating me to become a better painter.”
And so it has. Most recently Venezia took home the 2017 first place prize in the Still Life Competition at the prestigious Grand Central Atelier in New York.
Alex Venezia has been a featured artist in Southwest Art Magazine, 21 Under 31: Young Artists to Watch in 2016 and BuzzFeed article 5 Artistic Prodigies 21 And Under. He is the recipient of numerous awards and has participated in many group shows throughout the United Sates.
He currently lives and maintains a studio w/ painters Michael Klein and Louis Carr in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Alex Venezia b.1993 is a Virginia born, American representational painter whose work is represented nationwide and been the recipient of many awards. Themes and style in Venezia’s work reference a melancholic narrative and sensitivity to color nuance in light and shadow.
A fear of committing to one style took Alex down the unconventional route of not attending an academy, but studying with several painters from various schools of thought worldwide including: Odd Nerdrum, Colleen Barry, Daniel Sprick, & Jeff Hein. He has most recently taken home the first place prize in the Still Life Competition at Grand Central Atelier in New York City. Alex currently maintains a studio in Raleigh, North Carolina where he produces work and teaches occasionally.