Alex Gross - 'Poe Dameron' - acrylic and oil on antique cabinet cards- 16.8 x 11.4cm (6.6"x4.5")
Acrylic and oil on antique cabinet cards
Painting size: 16.8 x 11.4cm (6.6" x 4.5")
Alex Gross works in Los Angeles, California, where he lives with his wife and son. In 1990, he received a BFA with honors from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. Since then, he has had eight solo exhibitions at various galleries, and participated in dozens of museum and gallery exhibitions across the globe. In the summer of 2007, Alex’s first museum career survey was held at the Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana, California. Alex's eighth solo gallery exhibition, entitled “Future Tense,” took place on October 2014, at the Jonathan LeVine Gallery, in New York City.
Alex was a faculty member at Art Center College of Design, in Pasadena, California, from 1994 until 2005, where he received two faculty grants. In 2000, Alex was the recipient of the prestigious Artists Fellowship from the Japan Foundation. He spent two months traveling throughout Japan and collecting vintage Japanese magazines, posters, photos, and more. In 2004, Taschen published Alex's first book, Japanese Beauties, a compilation of Japanese Advertising imagery from 1900 until 1970.
There are now four published books featuring Alex Gross’ artwork. In 2006, Chronicle Books published Alex's first 192 page monograph, The Art of Alex Gross. Alex's second fine art book, Discrepancies, was published by Gingko Press in the fall of 2010, and includes an introduction by former LA Weekly Art Critic Doug Harvey. Alex’s third fine art book was entitled Now and Then, the Cabinet Card Paintings of Alex Gross, also published by Gingko Press. Released in February of 2012, it features 98 mixed media paintings on antique cabinet card photographs. Future Tense, published in 2014, is Alex’s fourth and latest monograph, and covers paintings and mixed media work from 2010 through 2014. Also published by Gingko Press, it contains 96 pages, and 40 images, including multiple details. In addition to the published books, Alex’s work has been featured in dozens of magazines including Juxtapoz and Hi-Fructose, among many others.