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Biography
 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2014:   Paper Constructs. Guest Spot at The Reinstitute (Project Space), Baltimore MD
2012:   Recapitulation Bop. Gallery Joe, Philadelphia PA
2011:   Start to Move. Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Philadelphia PA

2010:   Polyphonic Improvisation. U-Turn Art Space, Cincinnati OH

2009:   Playground Counterpoint. Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Philadelphia PA

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2015:   Repetition, Rhythm and Pattern, curated by Lindsey Landfried. SPACE, Pittsburgh PA

            Bye Bye Old City: The Last Picture Show. Gallery Joe, Philadelphia PA

            Making History. Storefront Ten Eyck, Brooklyn NY

            Family Ties. 500X, Dallas TX

            Paper Constructions. Drawing Rooms. Jersey City, NJ

            Generative Processes: Alex Paik and Debra Ramsay. TSA New York, Brooklyn NY
            Shape Play, curated by Mark Brosseau. Tiger Strikes Asteroid Philadelphia, Philadelphia PA

2014:   Joy! Gallery Joe, Philadelphia PA

            21 and Counting: The Painting Center Turns 21! The Painting Center, New York NY
            By The Pleasure of Doing. Espacio 20/20, Santurce Puerto Rico
            Gallery Joe @ Amsterdam Drawing. NDSM-werf, Amsterdam
            Family Style. Formerly Pocket Utopia, New York NY
            Highlights. Gallery Joe, Philadelphia PA
            Keyed Up in Bushwick. Key Projects (56 Bogart #4G), Brooklyn NY
            Repetition, Rhythm & Pattern, curated by Lindsey Landfried. TSA New York, Brooklyn NY

            Gallery Joe @ Drawing NOW Paris. Carreu du Temple, Paris

            Repetition, Rhythm & Pattern, curated by Lindsey Landfried. Millsaps College, Jackson MS

            Off The Wall. Parallel Art Space, Queens NY

            Repetition, Rhythm & Pattern, curated by Lindsey Landfried. Space 4 Art, San Diego CA

2013:   Repetition, Rhythm & Pattern, curated by Lindsey Landfried. Curatingcontemporary.com

            Gallery Joe @ Texas Contemporary. George R Brown Convention Center, Houston TX

            Line, Color, and Form.  Gallery Joe, Philadelphia PA

            Thin Chance, curated by Chris McGee.  Splinters and Logs, Brooklyn NY

            What I Like About You, curated by Julie Torres.  Parallel Art Space, Brooklyn NY

            Gallery Joe @ ARTMRKT: San Francisco.  Fort Mason Center, San Francisco CA
            Correspondence I.  Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Philadelphia PA

            Fun and Whimsy.  Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York NY

2012:   Lighten Up.  Gallery Joe, Philadelphia PA

            Gallery Joe @ Pulse:New York.  The Metropolitan Pavilion, New York NY

            Twee Abstraction, curated by Alex Paik.  Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Philadelphia PA

2011:   Gallery Joe @ Pulse:Miami.  The Ice Palace, Miami FL

            Work! We Are No Strangers.  Crane Arts, Philadelphia PA

            Get on the Block.  Camel Art Space, Brooklyn NY

Westphal College of Media Arts & Design Faculty Exhibition.  The Gallery at 3401,
Drexel University, Philadelphia PA

2010:   True Singing is a Different Breathing, curated by Andrew Prayzner.  Vaudeville Park, Brooklyn NY

            June Benefit Show.  Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia PA

2009:   Things We’ve Made Since September.  Sweatshop, Philadelphia PA

            1.5 Million.  Stella Elkins Tyler Gallery, Philadelphia PA

            Business Edition.  Pocket Utopia, Brooklyn NY                                                 

            June Benefit Show.  Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia PA

            Offerings.  Little Berlin, Philadelphia PA

            Getting Ready for the Prom.  Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Philadelphia PA

2008:   Grand Small Works.  FUEL Collection, Philadelphia PA

2007:   33 Drawings.  Emporio Peroni, Puerto Rico

            Summer Survey.  Gallery Siano, Philadelphia, PA

Gameplay: Video Games in Contemporary Art Practice.  Around the Coyote, Chicago, IL
Catherine Gontarek, Alex Paik, Rebecca Saylor Sack, Miriam Singer.  Gallery Siano, Philadelphia, PA

2006:   Level_13: Bonus Round!  Altered Esthetics, Minneapolis, MN

            Alex Paik & Kate Stewart: Gouaches.  AIR Space, Philadelphia, PA

2005:   Meat Ball.  Fleisher Ollman Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

UPENN MFA Thesis Exhibition.  Ice Box Project Space, Philadelphia, PA

The Fantasy Apocalypse.  Graduate Student Center, University of Pennsylvania

2004:   Works on Paper.  Arcadia University, Philadelphia, PA, Juror: Jordan Kantor

2003:   Penn Charter School Juried Exhibition. Penn Charter School Gallery, Pennsylvania.  Jurors: Jan

            Baltzell, J. Susan Isaacs, John Ollman.

18th Annual International Exhibition.  Meadows Gallery, University of Texas at Tyler, Juror: Mark Williams

 

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY
Paige Finnerty, “New Drawing Rooms exhibit shows what artists can 'construct' with paper.” The Jersey Journal. Mar 23, 2015.

Katie Killary, “The 10 Art Shows To See This Friday During Beat Nite + After Party at The Vazquez and Select Openings In The Hood.” Bushwick Daily. Mar 5, 2015.

Katie Killary, “Five New Art Shows To See Before The Next Beat Nite Gallery Crawl!” Bushwick Daily. Feb 19, 2015.

Carl Belz, “Letting e(Go).” Catalog for Generative Processes. Left Bank Art Blog. Feb 19, 2015
Marie Claire Bryant, “
Exhibit of the Week: Works by Alex Paik and Rob De Oude at Guest Spot. Baltimore Fishbowl. Jun 12, 2014.
Allison Galgiani, “
9 Art Picks to Turn Your Head This Weekend.” Bushwick Daily. Apr 3, 2014.
Benjamin Sutton, “
Yes, More Brooklyn Gallerists You Need to Know.” ArtNet News. Mar 5, 2014
Danielle Kalamaras, “
Speed-Dating With Art: Fast Times at Bushwick Beat Nite.” Bushwick Daily. Mar 5, 2014
Allison Galgiani, “
Hot Damn! 10 Art Shows to Keep You Busy This Weekend.” Bushwick Daily. Feb 20, 2014
Paul Behnke, “
A Studio Visit with Alex Paik.” Structure and Imagery.” Jan 9, 2014

Edith Newhall, “Common Thread in Orange Comet and Popeye’s Drumstick.  Philadelphia Inquirer.  Jul 15, 2013

Talia Shulze, “You Seriously Missed Out: Thin Chance.” Arts in Bushwick. June 14, 2013
Katerina Hybenova, “
#NoBSBOS Guide; Best Curated Shows.” Bushwick Daily. May 31, 2013
Ben Meyer,
“Handmade, meticulous abstractions playing with color at Gallery Joe”, The ArtBlog, Nov 1, 2012

Sharon Butler, “Alex Paik: A solo show in Philly and a new gallery in Bushwick”, Two Coats of Paint, Oct 16, 2012

Edith Newhall, “Two solo shows of lighter, brighter, meditative works”, Philadelphia Inquirer, Oct 14, 2012

Holly Otterbein, “First Friday Focus”, Philadelphia CityPaper, Oct 4, 2012

Edith Newhall, “Fall Arts Preview: Galleries”, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Sep 15, 2012
Edith Newhall,
“Colors of Summer”, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Jul 2, 2012
Zachary Rawe,
“Can You Farm?”, The St. Claire, May 13, 2012

Edith Newhall, “Same/Not”, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Jan 22, 2012

Roberta Fallon, “Around the world at 319 N 11th” , The ArtBlog. Jan 12, 2012

Alexander Conner, “Twee Abstraction”, [^]LAND, Jan 12, 2012

Chris Brown, “Twee Absraction”, Philadelphia CityPaper, Jan 5, 2012

Interview with Matthew Sepielli for Start to Move, Oct 2012

Catalog for Polyphonic Improvisation.  Essay by Eric Ruschman, Sep 2011

Lauren Van Haaften-Schick, Essay for “Get on the Block,” May 2011

Lauren Rosenblum, “319 Building”, Proximity Magazine.  Issue 6, p. 126-129
Brian Zegeer,
“Echolalia Reprised”, Essay for Playground Counterpoint, Sep 2009

“Cats in Space.”  Daily Candy.  Apr 3, 2009

Edith Newhall, “Summery Summary”, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Aug 3, 2007

Shahin Ismail-Beigi, "Alex Paik: Painter of (Post)-Ironic Sincerity", Conversations, Etc, Apr 2007

New American Paintings.  The Open Studios Press.   Issue #69.  Apr 2007

Deborah Kravetz, “Old City Preview” Art Matters, Feb 2007.  p5

Edith Newhall, "Fab Four", The Philadelphia Inquirer, Feb 16, 2007

Libby Rosof, "Places of the Heart, at Siano", The ArtBlog, Feb 4, 2007

R.B. Strauss, "First Friday Spotlight" AroundPhilly.com, Feb 1, 2007

Libby Rosof, “A Little Meatball”, The ArtBlog,  Dec 15, 2005

Edward Sozanski, “Imagination Abounds in Arcadia Show”, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Feb 6, 2004.


Courses

Education
2005:   M.F.A., University of Pennsylvania

2003:   B.F.A. with honors in Art, Pennsylvania State University


College Teaching

Selected Publications and/or Other Resources
Events and/or Key Dates


Research Interests

Awards Recognition, Distinctions and Grants
2007:   featured on The Painting Center’s Online Art File

2006:   40th Street Residency, Philadelphia

2003:   Chair’s Merit Grant, University of Pennsylvania

2003:   Creative Achievement Award, Penn State University

2002:   Edwin Zoller Scholarship, Penn State University


Institutional Affiliations / Professional Societies
PERMANENT COLLECTIONS

University of Texas at Tyler

Duane Morris LLP
AOL, Inc

GALLERY AFFILIATIONS
Gallery Joe, Philadelphia PA


Personal Interests

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