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Alex Markwith

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Alex Markwith (born 1988, Kingston, PA) is a visual artist based in New York City. Markwith earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) in 2011 with a major in painting and a concentration in English.

Work[edit | edit source]

Markwith's works are abstract mixed media assemblages. Though generally the pieces hang on a wall as paintings do, the artist's use of material often relates more closely to sculpture. This tendency was noted in a 2011 review of his first solo exhibition. "Roughly rendered acrylic paint layers on top of found tire rubber or metal, on top of corrugated cardboard or a wooden frame, Markwith brings an almost Suprematist attention to the solid materiality of his fodder, outlining the textural presence of each element. The works blur the line between sculpture and painting, referring to traditions of assemblage and collage in their mixed media nature".[1]

Markwith's work is included in numerous private collections as the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.[2]

Solo and Two-Person Exhibitions[edit | edit source]

Jorge Andrew Gallery Brooklyn, NY 2017

Ille Arts Amagansett, NY, 2013

Galerie Helene Bailly Paris, FR, 2012

Hiram Butler Houston, TX 2011

Nicelle Beauchene New York, NY, 2011

Selected Group Exhibitions[edit | edit source]

Lichtundfire Gallery New York, NY, 2016

Hampden Gallery University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA, 2016

Sideshow Gallery Brooklyn, NY 2016

10-01 Long Island City, NY 2016

Hal Bromm Gallery New York, NY 2015

Woods Gerry Gallery Providence, RI 2014

Underdonk Projects Brooklyn,NY 2014

Et Al Projects Brooklyn, NY 2013

Ille Arts Amagansett, NY 2013

Church St. School of Art & Music New York, NY 2013

Rox Gallery New York, NY 2013

109 Gallery Brooklyn, NY 2013

Ille Arts Amagansett, NY 2012

7 Dunham Brooklyn, NY 2012

Hal Bromm Gallery New York, NY 2012

The Studios of Key West Key West, FL 2012

Pima Air & Space Museum Tuscon, AZ 2012

The Active Space Brooklyn, NY 2011

Horizons @ 377 Metropolitan Ave Brooklyn, NY 2011

Black Sheep Gallery Providence, RI 2010

Adams Art Space @ Harvard University Cambridge, MA 2008

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Each Form is a World | ArtSlant". ArtSlant. Retrieved 2017-11-26.
  2. "Horizontal Balance 1: Beige, wood, and two violets | The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston". www.mfah.org. Retrieved 2017-11-26.

"Each Form is a World", Artslant, 2011 https://www.artslant.com/ny/articles/show/24561

Work in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston https://www.mfah.org/art/detail/113015?returnUrl=%2Fart%2Fsearch%3Fq%3Dmarkwith


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