Alex Bostic

Biography

Growing up in Brooklyn, New York, he developed a love for the arts, attending lessons at Pratt Institute on the weekends. He soon understood what it meant to have a career as an artist. Alex used his imagination to create art from 2D to 3D. At the time, he was interested in comic book characters and began to develop his own. Alex went on to earn a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration from Pratt Institute in 1979, and received his Master of Arts in Illustration from Syracuse University, in 1994. With more than forty years as an illustrator, Alex decided to become a traditional figurative artist and is a nationally award-winning realist painter. He lives and works in the state of Mississippi and is guided by his love for painting the human figure, mainly focusing on portraits that visually narrate the lives of everyday people.

Curriculum Vitae

Education 

M.A.      Illustration, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

B.F.A.    Illustration, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

A.A.S.   Communication Arts, Sullivan County Community College, Loch Sheldrake, NY

Academic Appointments

Pres. – 2010 Associate Professor, Painting, Department of Art, Mississippi State University,     Starkville, MS

2010 – 1990  Associate Professor, Illustration, Communication Arts and Design Department    Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

Professional Experience

Pres.           Alex Bostic Studio – Co-owner, designed and illustrated various jobs

1990            Starkville, MS

One and Two-Person Invitational Exhibitions

2018           “West Meets West,” The Figurative Works of Alex Bostic and Patrick Quarm

Museum of African American History, Lubbock, TX

Juried Exhibitions

2019           “3×3 Illustration Show,” Boston, MA

2019            “New American Paintings,” Boston, MA

2019           “RED,” Brooklyn Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2019           “National Society of Painters in Casein and Acrylic,” at the Salmagundi Club,                                   New York, NY

2019           “National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society Spring International

Online Exhibition, Osage Beach, MO

2018           “3×3 Illustration Show,” Boston, MA

2018           “Bold Brush”  Painting Competition, International Online Exhibition,

2018           “Black Creativity Juried Art Exhibition,” Museum of Science, Chicago, IL

2018           “Small Works Richeson75,” Kimberly, WI

2018           “Figure Portrait Richeson75,” Kimberly, WI

2018           “National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society Spring International,” Online Exhibition

2018           “Southern Watercolor Society’s 41st Annual Juried Exhibition,” Panama City, FL

2018           “Society of Illustrators West 56,” Los Angeles, CA

2018           “The Portrait Society of America, International Online Exhibition,

Tallahassee, FL

2017           “Small Works Richeson75,” Kimberly, WI

2017           “Black Creativity Juried Art Exhibition,” Museum of Science, Chicago, IL

2016           “Figure Portrait Richeson75,” Kimberly, WI

2016           “National Society of Painters in Casein and Acrylic Exhibition,” Salmagundi Club,                 New York, NY

2015           “Richeson75 International Portrait Competition,” Kimberly, WI

2015           “Cheyenne Frontier Days Exhibition,” Old West Museum, Cheyenne, WY

2015           “Richeson75 International Portrait Competition,” Kimberly, WI

2015           “Black Creativity Juried Art Exhibition,” Museum of Science, Chicago, IL

Awards

2018            Award of Merit, “Small Works Richeson75,” Kimberly, WI

2018            Award of Merit, “Small Works Richeson75,” Kimberly, WI

2018            Gold Award, “Society of Illustrators West 56,” Los Angeles, CA

2018            Finalist, The Portrait Society of America

2017            Finalist,Portrait Society of America Exhibition” International Online Exhibition,

Tallahassee, FL

2017            Gold Award, “Illustration West 56th Competition,” Society of Illustrators,

Los Angeles, CA

2017            Award for Casein Painting, “National Society of painters in Casein and Acrylic,”    Salmagundi Club, New York. NY

2017            “Southern Watercolor Society’s 40th Exhibition,” Bradenton, FL

2017            Award of Merit, “Small Works Richeson75,” Kimberly, WI

2016            Award of Merit, “Figure Portrait Richeson75,” Kimberly, WI

2016            Award of Merit, “Richeson75 Small Works 2016,” Kimberly, WI

2015            Award of Excellence, “The best of the Art and Design,” Fine Art,

Creative Quarterly, Brooklyn, NY

Invitational Exhibitions

2019            Artfield’s Exhibition,” Lake City, SC

2018            “A Perspective of People,” Mississippi Library Commission, Jackson, MS

2018            “Cotton District Arts Festival ,Starkville, MS”

Museum Collections

2019             Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, MS

2018             Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville, AL

2016              BB King Museum, Indianola, MS

 

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