"man thats ugly as hell, if this has something do do with “art” then i will quit drawing and printing"
- pedro-pistolas, on January 28th, 2013 at 2:33 am
"Alex R. Kirzhner's drawings are almost painfully detailed, exhibiting a glorious mastery of flow and subtle gradations of graphite. Kirzhner is...also a photographer, which may explain some of his excellent use of black and white. ... Kirzhner has made a name for himself with these soft, fantastical drawings."
-Juxtapoz Magazine Juxtapoz.com (December 2013)
"Alex creates beautifully intricate renderings of sometimes graphic and gory subject matter. His skill level and attention to detail is apparent throughout all of his work."
-Juxtapoz Magazine Juxtapoz.com (December 2012)
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
1998 - 2002: BFA School of Visual Arts, NYC
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
03.18.16 - MONDO GALLERY, Austin, TX - House Party 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