steel, gypsum, resin, bonded aluminum 34"x29"x33"
steel, gypsum, resin bonded aluminum 70"x 53.5"x 37"
Sunshine On Our Wings
steel, resin, gypsum, wood, epoxy, cement 71"x37"x30"
Emil Alzamora was born in Lima, Peru in 1975. His family moved to Boca Grande, Florida when he was two. He later attended Florida State University where he graduated Magna cum Laude in 1998 earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts. Alzamora harnesses a wide range of materials and techniques to deliver unexpected interpretations of the sculpted human figure. He often distorts, elongates, deconstructs, or encases his forms to reveal an emotional or physical situation, or to tell a story. Alzamora’s keen interest in the physical properties of his materials combined with his hands-on approach allow for the process to reveal and inform at once the aesthetic and the conceptual.
Alzamora started his sculpting career in the Hudson Valley of New York working with Polich Tallix in the fall of 1998. Since his departure from the art foundry in early 2001, he has produced his work full-time and shown regularly throughout the United States and Europe. Alzamora’s works have been exhibited in multiple solo and group shows, many national and international art fairs as well as the The Knoxville Museum of Art, the United Nations Building, Pepsico World Headquarters, The Queens Museum of Art, The Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, and The Museum of Biblical Art in Dallas. His work has been reviewed by publications such as The New York Times, The Brooklyn Rail, The L Magazine, El Diario, Boston Metro News, Juxtapoz, High Fructose, ArteFuse and Cool Hunting. He currently lives and works in Beacon, NY.
EDUCATION 1998 Florida State University at Tallahassee, B.F.A. in Fine Arts
SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2017 Chris Davison Gallery, Newburgh, New York 2015 MARC STRAUS, New York, New York 2013 Breakdown, Mad Dooley Gallery, Beacon, New York Soft Pioneers, Krause Gallery, New York, New York 2011 A Nice Reflection, Krause Gallery, New York, New York Mildred I. Washington Gallery, Dutchess CC, Poughkeepsie, New York In the Alltogether, Albany Center Gallery, Albany, New York 2010 Nature is Boring, Mauger Modern Art. London, United Kingdom Random Mutations That Work, Artbreak Gallery, Brooklyn, New York 2009 New Works, Krause Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia 2008 Superluminous, Lanoue Fine Art, Boston, Massachusetts New Works, Krause Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia 2007 Mettle, Mack B Gallery, Sarasota, Florida 2006 Sculptures in Gypsum and Bronze, Karin Sanders Fine Art, Sag Harbor, New York Covalence, Yellow Bird Gallery, Newburgh, New York 2003 Unipolarity, Coulter Young Gallery, Peekskill, New York 2002 Recent Works, Anita Hart Balter Gallery, Garrison, New York Defragmentation, Coulter Young Gallery, Peekskill, New York
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2016 MARC STRAUS, Expo Chicago, Chicago 2015 MARC STRAUS, Art Hong Kong, MARC STRAUS, Art Stage Singapore, 2014 MARC STRAUS, Expo Chicago, Chicago Illinois Sharks!, Everhart Museum, Scranton, Pennsylvania Oneself As Another, Royal Academy West, Bristol, United Kingdom Kavachnina Gallery, Art Context, Miami Florida 2013 Kavachnina Gallery, PULSE NY, New York, New York Emerging to Established, Krause Gallery, New York, New York Power of Place, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, New York 2012 Regroup, Krause Gallery, New York, New York Kavachnina Gallery, Art Miami Context, Miami, Florida Corpo/Etherial, Patrajdas Contemporary, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Patrajdas Contemporary, Art MRKT Hamptons, Bridgehampton, New York Imago Galleries, Palm Desert, California Sculpture On & Off The Wall, Arts Westchester, White Plains, New York Panorama, Galerie Rauchfeld, Paris, France The Wall Show, Sculpturesite, Sonoma, California Krause Gallery, Scope Art Fair, New York, New York Artbitch, Calix Gustav Gallery, Miami, Florida Material Matrix, Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts, Tallahassee, Florida Year of the Chimera 6.2, Glass Garage Gallery, Los Angeles, California 2010 Albany Center Gallery, Albany, New York 2010 Group Exhibition Part 1, David B Smith Gallery, Denver, Colorado Miami International Art Fair, Next Generation, Miami, Florida 2009 Wolfe Contemporary, Scope Art Fair, Miami, Florida There’s Still Life in Miami, Mauger Modern, Scope Art Fair, Miami, Florida There’s Still Life in London, Mauger Modern, Art London, United Kingdom Wolfe Contemporary, LA Art Show, Los Angeles, California Group Exhibition Part 1, David B Smith Gallery, Denver, Colorado Mauger Modern, Scope Art Fair, Miami, Florida 2008 Wolfe Contemporary, Aqua Wynwood, Miami, Florida Turner Carroll Gallery, Art Now, Miami, Florida Mauger Modern, Bath, United Kingdom Mauger Modern, Art London Fair, London, United Kingdom Van Brunt Gallery, Beacon, New York. Hudson Valley Invitational Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill Project 2008, Peekskill, New York New Works Group Show, ADA Gallery, Richmond, Virginia Summer Group Show, Wolfe Contemporary, San Francisco, California Krause Gallery, AAF NYC, New York, New York ADA Gallery, Scope/Basel, Switzerland Villa Del Arte Galleries, Barcelona, Spain Turner Carroll Gallery, Red Dot Fair, New York, New York 2007 Lanoue Fine Art. Art Now Fair. Miami, Florida Van Brunt Gallery, Bridge Art Fair, Miami, Florida Forja Arte, Queens Museum of Art, Queens, New York Deep Roots, United Nations, New York, New York Recent Works, Van Brunt Gallery, Beacon, New York Deep Roots, Peruvian Consulate, New York, New York Hispanic Heritage Month, PepsiCo World Headquarters, Purchase, New York Lanoue Fine Art, Boston, Massachusetts 2003 Sculpture in the Park, Rockland Center for the Arts, Nyack, New York David Findlay Gallery, New York, New York Analog/Digital, Van Brunt Gallery, Beacon, New York 2002 Earthtones, Sculptor and Curator, University Settlement, Beacon, New York 1998 BFA Graduation Exhibition, Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts,Tallahassee, Florida 1997 Bang! The Gun as Image, Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts, Tallahassee, Florida