Born 1980 - Kiev, Ukraine

Lives and works in NYC.

With strong roots in folklore, mysticism as well as pop culture, Alex R. Kirzhner crafts his images with a desire for extravagant detail. His artwork is informed by art history and by personal experiences and memories as a political refugee. 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.


"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)

 



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