With strong roots in folklore, mysticism, and myth, Alex R. Kirzhner crafts his images with a desire for extravagant detail. His artwork, which ranges from portraits to grotesques, is informed as much by art history as it is by popular culture.

Alex is also a designer and photographer, and has received multiple acknowledgements; most notably two consecutive Grammy nominations as an Art Director/ Designer, an Art Directors Club-Young Guns award, and an award for outstanding package design from N.A.R.M.

 

born 1980 - kiev, ukraine

EDUCATION

1998 - 2002: BFA School of Visual Arts, NYC

 

AWARDS

2008 - Grammy® Nominee / Art Direction for Panic! At The Disco "A Fever You Can't Sweat Out - limited edition box"

2008 - ADC Young Guns 6 award

2009 - Grammy® Nominee / Art Direction for Panic! At The Disco "Pretty. Odd - limited edition box"

2009 - Music Biz (N.A.R.M.) award

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

03.18.16 - MONDO GALLERY, Austin, TX - House Party group show

02.11.16 - NUVANGO GALLERY, Toronto, ON - In Our Veins group show

08.07.15 - JOSEPH GROSS GALLERY, New York, NY -  Spoke Art Gallery Pop Up "Bad Dads VI" group show

04.11.15 - PHONE BOOTH GALLERY, Long Beach, CA - 7th anniversary group show

10.31.14 - SPOKE ART GALLERY, San Francisco, CA - "Bad Dads V" group show

09.06.14 - SPOKE ART GALLERY, San Francisco, CA - "Kubrick Tribute" group show

07.05.14 - SPOKE ART GALLERY, San Francisco, CA - "Quentin Vs. Coen" group show

05.31.14 - ARTDECO, Portland, OR - Artists On Board group show

04.18.14 - BLUNT GRAFFIX STUDIO, Eugene, OR - Gojira group show

03.15.14 - PHONE BOOTH GALLERY, Long Beach, CA - 6 x 6 group show

03.08.14 - SPOKE ART GALLERY, San Francisco, CA - "In Dreams" David Lynch tribute group show

12.05.13 - SPOKE ART GALLERY, San Francisco, CA - Moleskine Project III group show

10.25.13 - MONDO GALLERY, Austin, TX - It Didn't Rot Our Brains group show

10.11.13 - HERO COMPLEX GALLERY, Los Angeles, CA - AMC's The Walking Dead group show

10.11.2013 - 10.14.2013 NEW YORK COMIC CON, NY - PSYCHIC DEFENSE DEPARTMENT booth 

10.03.13 - BOTTLENECK GALLERY, Brooklyn, NY - Focal Dystonia 4 man group show

05.24.2013 - HERO COMPLEX GALLERY, Los Angeles, CA - Arch Nemesis group show

05.2013 - HIVE GALLERY, Los Angeles, CA - Bizzaro Au Go-Go group show

05.09.2013 - TIME HOTEL, New York, CA - Fight The CIty (custom boxing gloves group show) 

05.04.2013 - TOY ART GALLERY, Los Angeles, CA - Fight The CIty (custom boxing gloves group show) 

04.12.2013 - BOTTLENECK GALLERY, Brooklyn, NY - When The Lights Go Out group show

01.11.2013 - HERO COMPLEX GALLERY - Weapon Of Choice Phase II group show

12.08.2012 - GAUNTLET GALLERY, San Fransico, CA - Where We're Going We Don't Need Roads group show

12.07.2012 - BLUNT GRAFFIX STUDIO, Eugene, OR - Blunt Fink group show

12.06.2012 - 12.29.2012 SPOKE ART GALLERY, San Fransico, CA - Moleskine Project II group show

10.19.2012 - 11.10.2012 MONDO GALLERY, Austin, TX - Mondo Presents The Universal Monsters

10.11.2012 - 10.14.2012 NEW YORK COMIC CON, NY - PSYCHIC DEFENSE DEPARTMENT booth

09.28.2012 LTD GALLERY, Seattle, WA - DEAD ROCKSTARS group show

04.12.2012 MF GALLERY, Brooklyn, NY - SEE YOU IN HELL 2 group show

04.06.2012  SPOKE ART GALLERY, Oakland, CA - DEAD ROCKSTARS group show

03.13.2012 ART DIRECTORS CLUB, NYC - YOUTH FADES / YOUNG GUNS X group show

03.03.2012 UNICORN, Camden, UK - I DON'T WANNA GROW UP group show

02.02.2012 WAVE GALLERY, Eugene, OR - DEAD ROCKSTARS group show