BIOGRAPHY

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 at once reveal and inform the aesthetic and the conceptual.

Alzamora began his sculpture 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 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, Hi Fructose, ArteFuse and Cool Hunting. He currently lives and works in Beacon, NY. 


Education

1998 Florida State University, BFA, Minor in Art History, Magna Cum Laude 


SOLO AND TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS


2013 "Breakdown," Mad Dooley Gallery, Beacon, NY
2013 "Soft Pioneers," Krause Gallery, New York, NY
2011 "In the Alltogether," Albany Center Gallery, Albany, NY
2011 "A Nice Reflection," Krause Gallery, New York, NY
2011 Mildred I Washington Gallery, Poughkeepsie, NY
2010 “Nature is Boring,” Mauger Modern Art, London, UK
2010 "Random Mutations That Work," Artbreak Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2009 “New Works,” Krause Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2009 The Gallery B., Sag Harbor, NY
2008 “Superluminous,” Lanoue Fine Art, Boston, MA
2008 "New Works," Violet Ray Gallery, New York, NY
2008 “Recent Works,” Krause Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2007 “Mettle," Mack B Gallery, Sarasota, FL
2007 Van Brunt Gallery, Beacon, NY
2006 “Sculptures in Gypsum and Bronze,” Karin Sanders Fine Art, Sag Harbor, NY
2006 “Covalence,” Yellow Bird Gallery, Newburgh, NY
2006 "Sculptures in Gypsum and Bronze," Karin Sanders Fine Art, Sag Harbor, NY
2003 “Unipolarity,” Coulter Young Gallery, Peekskill, NY
2002 “Recent Works,” Anita Hart Balter Gallery, Garrison, NY
2002 “Defragmentation,” Coulter Young Gallery, Peekskill, NY


Selected Group Exhibitions

2013 "BODYworks," A New Leaf Gallery | Sculpturesite, Sonoma, CA
2013 Kavachnina Gallery, PULSE NY, New York, NY
2013 "Emerging to Established," Krause Gallery, New York, NY
2012 "The WALL Show," A New Leaf Gallery | Sculpturesite, Sonoma, CA
2012 "Regroup," Krause Gallery, New York, NY
2012 Kavachnina Gallery, Art Miami Context, Miami, FL
2012 "Corpo/Etherial," Patrajdas Contemporary, Philadelphia, PA
2012 Art MRKT Hamptons, with Patrajdas Contemporary, Bridgehampton, NY
2012 Imago Galleries, Palm Desert, CA
2012 "Sculpture On & Off the Wall," Arts Westchester, White Plains, NY
2012 "Panorama," Galerie Rauchfeld, Paris, France
2012 Scope Art Fair, Krause Gallery, New York, NY
2012 HVCCA Benefit Auction, Robert Miller Gallery, New York, NY
2012 "41st Marin Designers Showcase," with A New Leaf Gallery | Sculpturesite at the Villa Belvedere, Belvedere, CA
2011 Aldo Castillo Gallery, American Pavillion, Shanghai Art Fair, Shanghai, China
"Body Language 2011," A New Leaf Gallery | Sculpturesite, Sonoma, CA
2011 "Anniversary Show," Krause Gallery, New York, NY
2011 Scope Art Fair, Krause Gallery, New York, NY
2011 “Artbitch,” Calix Gustav Gallery, Miami, NY
2011 “Material Matrix,” Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts, Tallahassee, FL
2011 "Year of the Chimera 6.2," Glass Garage Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2010 Art Chicago, Turner Carroll Gallery, Chicago, IL
2010 Art Palm Beach, Aldo Castillo Gallery, Palm Beach, FL
2010 "2010 Group Exhibition Part 1," David B Smith Gallery, Denver, CO
2010 "Next Generation," Miami International Art Fair, Miami, FL
2009 Scope Art Fair, Wolfe Contemporary, Miami, FL
2009 "Winter Salon," Micaela Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2009 "There's Still Life in Miami," Mauger Modern, Scope, Miami, Miami, FL
2009 "There's Still Life in London," Mauger Modern, Art London, London, UK
2009 LA Art Show, Wolfe Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA
2009 "Group Exhibition Part 1," David B Smith Gallery, Denver, CO
2008 Scope Art Fair, Mauger Modern, Miami, FL
2008 Wolfe Contemporary, Aqua Wynwood, Miami, FL
2008 Art Now, Turner Carroll Gallery, Miami, FL
2008 Art London Fair, Mauger Modern, London, UK
2008 "Hudson Valley Invitational," Van Brunt Gallery, Beacon, NY
2008 "Peekskill Project 2008," HVCCA, Peekskill, NY
2008 ADA Gallery, New Works Group Show, Richmond, VA
2008 Wolfe Contemporary, Summer Group Show, San Francisco, CA
2008 AAF NYC, Krause Gallery, New York, NY
2008 SCOPE/Basel, ADA Gallery, Switzerland
2008 Villa Del Arte Galleries, Barcelona, Spain
2008 "New Artists to Watch," Turner Carroll Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2007 Art Now Fair, Lanoue Fine Art, Miami, FL
2007 "Forja Arte," Queens Museum of Art, Queens, NY
2007 "Redefining Evolution," Pearl Fine Arts, Stone Ridge, NY
2007 "Deep Roots," Peruvian Consulate, United Nations, New York, NY
2006 "Hispanic Heritage Month," PepsiCo World Headquarters, Purchase, NY
2004 Ten High Street, Camden, ME
2004 Lanoue Fine Art, Boston, MA
2003 – 2004 "Sculpture in the Park," Rockland Center for the Arts, Nyack, NY
2003 – 2004 David Findlay Gallery, New York, NY
2003 "Analog/Digital" Van Brunt Gallery, Beacon, NY
2003 "Great White Oak," Garrison Art Center, Garrison, NY
2002 "Earthtones," Sculptor and Curator, University Settlement, Beacon, NY
2002 "Group Show," Coulter Young Gallery, Peekskill, NY
1998 BFA Graduation Exhibition, FSU Museum of Fine Arts, Tallahassee, FL
1997 "Bang! The Gun as Image," FSU Museum of Fine Arts, Tallahassee, FL


Select Group Shows/Fairs
 

"Deep Roots," United Nations, New York, NY
"Recent Works," Van Brunt Gallery, Beacon, NY
"Redefining Evolution," Pearl Fine Arts, Stone Ridge, NY
"Deep Roots," Peruvian Consulate, New York, NY
Hispanic Heritage Month, PepsiCo World Headquarters, Purchase, NY
Lanoue Fine Art, Boston, MA
"Sculpture in the Park," Rockland Center for the Arts, Nyack, NY
David Findlay Gallery, New York, NY
"Analog/Digital," Van Brunt Gallery, Beacon, NY
2002 "Earthtones," Sculptor & Curator, University Settlement, Beacon, NY
1998 Graduation Exhibition, FSU Museum of Fine Arts, Tallahassee, FL
1997 "Bang! The Gun as Image," FSU Museum of Fine Arts, Tallahassee, FL


Public Collections

Santa Fe Government Building, Permanent Collection, Santa Fe, NM
Museum of Biblical Art, Dallas, TX


Reviews and Publications

2013 Chronogram, "The Power of Place," by Sparrow.
2013 Chronogram, "The Breakdown," by Brian K. Mahoney.
2013 Cool Hunting, "Soft Pioneers," by James Thorne.
2012 The New York Times, Review of "Sculpture On & Off the Wall," by Susan Hodara.
2011 Hi-Fructose.com, The Top 20 Articles of 2011, by Ken Harman. Dec 2011.
2011 Hi-Fructose.com, Feature: "The Sculptures of Emil Alzamora," by JL Schnabel. Mar 2011.
2011 Supertacular.com, Art Feature by Pascal Panagiotidis. Feb 2011.
2010 Juxtapoz.com, Feature: "Big Stories," by Richard Scarry. Nov 2010.
2010 The Brooklyn Rail, Review of "Random Mutations that Work," by Lyle Rexer. Mar 2010.
2010 The Art Point, Interview, by Philip Clark. Mar 2010.
2010 The L Magazine, Article on "Random Mutations that Work," by Benjamin Sutton. Jan 2010.
2010 Curated Mag, Interview, "Random Mutations That Work,” by Nick Schonberger. Jan 2010.
2009 I Heart Gum, Interview, by Gavin Cumine. Feb 2009.
2009 Musiqueart, Interview, by Dominique Dinel. Mar 2009.
2008 The Boston Metro News, Article on "Superluminous," by Linda Laban. Nov 2008.
2008 The New York Times, Review of HVCCA "Peekskill Project," by Benjamin Genocchio. Oct 2008.
2008 San Francisco Art Magazine, Review of Wolfe Contemporary's "Summer Group Show," by Anastasia Steinberg. Aug 2008.
2007 El Diario, Review of "Deep Roots," by Juan Merino. Apr 2007.
2007 Herald-Tribune, Review of "Mettle," by Kevin Costello. Mar 2007.
2007 The Pelican Press, Review of "Mettle," by Marc Ormond. Mar 2007.
2007 The Bradenton Herald, Review of "Mettle," by Joan Altabe. Mar 2007.
2006 The Southhampton Press, Review of KSFA show, by Eric Ernst. Aug 2006.
2006 Harbor Style Magazine, Feature, by Renee LePere. Aug 2006.
2006 New York Times, Review of "Covalence," by Benjamin Genocchio. Mar 2006.
2006 Art Times, Culturally Speaking review on "Covalence," by Cornelia Seckel. Apr 2006.
2006 Pulse, Review of "Covalence," by Carolyn M Fuchek. Jan 2006.
2006 Chronogram, Portfolio Feature, by Brian Mahoney. Jan 2006.
2005 Boca Beacon, Review of artist, by Malcom Brenner. Jan 2005.
2004 Heral-Tribune, Review of "Abrazo" sculpture installation, by Amy Abern. Dec 2004.
2002 New York Times, Review of "Earthtones," by D. Lombardi. Sept 2002.
2002 Art Times, Review of "Earthtones," by C. Seckel. Sept 2002.
2002 New York Times, Review of "Defragmentation" solo show, by D. Lombardi. Apr 2002.