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Alex Kanevsky, 1963 | Classical Impressionist / Abstract painter





The Russian-born American painter Alex Kanevsky was born in Rostov (Russia) in 1963 and came to the United States in 1983 with his family. Kanevsky settled in Philadelphia where he later studied and graduated from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.
He was honored with many prestigious awards while attending PAFA including the Pearson Memorial Prize for Painting; the Pennsylvania Governor's Award for Painting; the William Emlen Cresson Memorial Travel Scholarship, which he used for travel in Italy, Germany, Switzerland, France and Russia in 1992; and a full fellowship to the Vermont Studio Center in 1994.






















Exhibitions

2013
  • The Fox and The Hedgehog, Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • Cacciola Gallery, New York, NY
  • Galerie Olivier Waltman, Paris
2012
  • Lux Art Institute, San Diego, CA
2011
  • Heroes and Animals, J. Cacciola Gallery, New York, NY
  • Accumulations, J. Cacciola, New York, NY
2010
  • Heroes and Animals, Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA 
  • Remnants, Fuse Gallery, New York, NY
  • Visual Voices, Stedman Gallery, Rutgers University
2009
  • Proserpine, J. Cacciola Gallery, New York, NY
  • Waves and X-Rays, Rosenfield Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
  • Fine Artists of Accomplishment, Somerville Manning Gallery.
2008
  • Visitations, Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • 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.
  • Parlor Games, J. Cacciola Gallery, New York, NY
  • 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
  • Paintings, Gallerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal, Canada
  • Bader Fund, The First Three Years, Brady Art Gallery, G. Washington University, Washington, D.C.
  • Art 212  New York, NY
2005
  • Instances of Stillness, Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • New Paintings, J. Cacciola Gallery, New York, NY
  • Very Early Pictures, Arcadia University Art Gallery, Glenside, PA
  • Figura, Gallerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal, Canada
2004
  • Photographs, Rosenfeld Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
  • Short Focus Paintings, Somerville Manning Gallery, Greenville, DE
  • 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
  • Short Focus Paintings, Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • Mediated Pleasures, J. Cacciola Galleries, New York, NY
  • Mostra di Opere in Formato Piccolo, Casa Wassermann, Villabassa, Italy
2002
  • Rosenfeld Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2001
  • Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • J. Cacciola Galleries, New York, NY  
  • Form & Figure, J. Cacciola Galleries, New York
2000
  • Overwhelmed Portraiture, Philadelphia Art Alliance
  • Rosenfeld Gallery, Philadelphia, PA 
  • 1999
  • Strong Light Paintings, Somerville Manning Gallery, Greenville, DE
  • The Edge of Vision, The Edge of Sight, Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA
1998
  • Rosenfeld Gallery, Philadelphia, PA  
  • Pertaining to Philadelphia, Mulligan-Shanoski Gallery, San Fancisco, CA
  • Through The Heart Of The City, Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA
1997
  • Motion Paintings, Merrimack College, Andover, MA
  • Somerville Manning Gallery, Greenville, DE   
  • Contemporary Landscape, Berman Museum of Art - Ursinus College, Bucknell University
  • Double Exposure, curated by Dore Ashton, Pleiades Gallery, New York, NY
1996
  • Rosenfeld Gallery, Philadelphia, PA




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
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.




































































Alex Kanevsky dal 1983 vive a Philadelphia (USA) e dal 1992 insegna alla Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, dove lui stesso ha studiato tra il 1989-1993.
Kanevsky è originario di una provincia della Russia, Rostvo-na Donu, ed ha trascorso alcuni anni in Lithuania, a Vilnius, dove si è laureato anche in scienze matematiche.
In un abile gioco tra realtà ed astrazione i suoi dipinti sono pervasi da un senso di mistero che stuzzica la curiosità dello spettatore. Come se non volesse esprimere tutto, il pittore russo lascia qualcosa in sospeso nelle sue opere e tocca a chi guarda il compito di interpretare, di dare un significato all’immagine.
Kanevsky è vincitore di molti premi artistici.