International Sculpture Center

   

SCULPTOR DIRECTORY

      Back to Directory Search

Alex Kveton

135 Phillips Rd
Saugerties, NY 12477, U.S.A.
View Map


Phone: 845-246-5272
Email: alexkveton@gmail.com
URL: http://www.alexkveton.com

More Information

Click image to enlarge.

ARTISTS STATEMENT

My inspiration comes from studying the nature around us. The intricate structure of a leaf, robustness of grass wind blowing through an open window, or moon reflecting in the water, all create the logical harmony of our nature’s “building blocks”. The nature is pure, clean, and precious in its own creation. Such insights are on my mind when creating sculptures. Created with intention to decorate and above all distinguish the space as beautiful flowers or morning sunlight would. In my latest sculptural work I have incorporated into my abstract vision a timeless beauty of a human form. Is obviously the most loaded of all forms because we live in one.  

Instead of more common casting and assembly of ready made parts, I prefer fabricating process, physically shaping and forming a flat sheet of metal into a sophisticated curvilinear form. Bronze, the material used by sculptors for a thousand of years, is my preferred medium. To reflect a true poetry of the form, I enhance the character of bronze with color patinas. I also like to work with a stainless steel. Beautiful contemporary metal which high-mirrored surfaces transform a simple natural shapes into elegant creations. 

But whether I work with bronze, stainless steel, aluminum or raw steel, I apply my knowledge, expertise, and talent to create a unique sculpture of fine quality and perfect execution. Sculpture is my primary medium, but you will also find in my portfolio wall relief, custom and functional art, hand-pulled prints and paintings.

 

EDUCATION 

Technical school of Machinery Construction, Ostrava, Czech Republic

Academy of Arts Architecture and Design, Prague, Czech Republic;

 - Master Degree in Sculpture and Industrial Design

  

MAJOR MUSEUM COLLECTIONS 

National Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic

MoMA, New York, NY

Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum, Atlanta, GA

Museum of Art, Ostrava, Czech Republic

 

SELECTED PUBLIC COMMISSIONS

Catskills Garden Club, Catskills, NY ("Winter Flower)

Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum, Atlanta, GA (“Porcupine Caribou”)

Raiffeisen Bank, St.Polten, Austria (“Fountain”)

Chamber of Commerce, Tarrytown, NY (“Headless Horseman” design & artist proof)

Lechner Food Chain, Austria (“Bronze relief & Sign”)

Castle Restaurant, Opava, Czech Republic (“Bronze sculpture”)

City Hall, Ostrava, Czech Republic (“Fountain”)

Vitkovice Steel, Czech Republic (“Man of Steel” -sculpture series)

Bohumin Steel, Czech Republic (“Award Medals”)

Department store, Ostrava, Czech Republic (“Relief”)

Executive office of Garment Factory, Fridek-Mistek, Czech Republic (Relief series)

Vitkovice Steel, Czech Republic (“Entrance Wall Relief”)

Shopping Center, Ostrava, Czech Republic (“Sundial”)

High School, Karvina, Czech Republic (“Spring Blossom”)

North Moravian Power Plant, Czech Republic (“Wall Relief”)

 

PRIVATE COLLECTORS 

Numerous collectors in:

USA, Canada, UK, Germany, Russia, Austria, Slovakia, Czech Republic.

 

AWARDS 

United States Patent 6,640,605 B2, coauthor, Non-deformational bending of metal

New York Foundation for the Art, Grand

Marry O Fritchie Art Show, Best in Sculpture

Woodstock Artists Association & Museum, Best in Show

Cambridge Who’s Who, Life time Membership

Marry O Fritchie Art Show, Best in Sculpture

Woodstock Artists Ass. & Museum, The People’s Choice Award

Cooperstown Art Association, National Exhibition, Best in Sculpture

Artist Talk on Art, Annual Competion Curator’s Choice

                                                                                 

SELECTED SOLO AND GROUP EXHIBITIONS 

ArtHamptons, Bridgehampton, NY

Monika Olko Gallery, Sag Harbor, NY (solo sculpture)

Kleinert-James Gallery, Woodstock

ADC, Cincinnati, OH

Wired Gallery, High Falls, NY

Gallery 1, Prague, Czech Republic (solo)

Gallery Beseda, Ostrava, Czech Republic (solo)

Marleau Gallery, Saugerties, NY (solo sculptor)

The Gallery at the Factory, Saugerties, NY

The Rye Arts Center, Rye, NY

Art Along the Hudson, Garrison Art Center, Garrison, NY

Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, FL (solo)
Boscobel House & Gardens, Cold Spring, NY
RVS Fine Art, Southampton, NY (solo)
Doghouse Gallery, Saugerties, NY (solo)
John Raimondi Gallery, Rockport, MA
The National Arts Club, NYC, NY
721 Gallery, Kingston, NY (solo)
Fletcher Gallery, Woodstock, NY
Clove Church Studio & Gallery, Saugerties, NY
Oriole 9, Woodstock, NY (2person)
Artefact Gallery, Lake Worth, FL
Kleinert Gallery, Woodstock, NY
Chase Edwards Gallery, Oyster Bat, NY
Towbin Museum, Woodstock, NY
Merz Gallery, Sag Harbor, NY (solo)
Union Mills Gallery, Catskill, NY (solo sculptor)
OPUS 40 Gallery, Saugerties, NY
RVS Gallery, Southampton, NY (2person)
Merz Gallery, Sag Harbor, NY
Onessimo Fine Art, Palm Beach Gardens, FL
ArtExpo, New York, NY (solo)
The Spot Gallery, Art Basel Miami, FL
Ed Chasen Gallery, Washington DC
Michael Nelson Gallery, Saugerties, NY
The National Art Exhibition, Cooperstown, NY
Woodstock Art Association & Museum, NY (solo)
Lurie Fine Art, Miami, FL
Highland Sculpture Gallery, Carmel, CA
Catskills Gallery, Saugerties NY
A-Forest Gallery, New York, NY
Morrison Gallery, Kent, CT
Chasen Galleries, Charlotte, NC
Gallery Du Soleil, Tarrytown, NY
Chasen Galleries, Richmond, VA
Trowbridge-Lewis Galleries, Middleburg, VA
Hudson Gallery West, Hoboken, NJ (solo)
Delaware Museum of Natural History, DE
Czech Center Gallery, NYC, NY (solo)
CS.Schulte Gallery, Milburn, NJ
Alten Herrenhause and Gallery, Kilb, Austria (solo)
Raiffeisen Bank, St. Polten, Austria (solo)
Museum Of Art, Ostrava, Czech Republic
Czech Sculptors Associates, Czech Republic
Gallery Dilo, Prague, Czech Republic
"Young Artists and Industry", Vitkovice Steel, Ostrava, CR
"Artists of Moravian Region", Olomouc, CR
"Young Artists in Prague", Prague, CR