Alex is a native of Knoxville, Tennessee and currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. In 2018, he was the recipient of the prestigious Elizabeth Greenshields grant, an international award for emerging artists, as well as the featured artist at ArtXtravaganza in Knoxville.
He is a graduate of Carson-Newman College and completed post-graduate study at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Idaho studio of renowned landscape artist, Scott Christensen. In 2015, he completed his Master of Fine Arts degree at The New York Academy of Art and was awarded an Artist’s Teaching Residency at the Altos de Chavon School of Art and Design in The Dominican Republic.
Alex has become known as a master of fine composition, attention to detail, perfection of color and light, and realism. Each brushstroke is carefully considered and executed with purpose to create a work that invites viewers to look closer and know the painting’s story.
Alex's work has been presented in galleries and juried exhibitions from Knoxville to New York, and is included in numerous private collections. He is currently represented by GG Interiors in Knoxville. Follow his current work on Instagram @alexsmith_painter.
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