Portrait of a Young Woman
Medium: Oil on board
Size without frame: 20 x 16 inches
Size with frame: 22 x 18 inches
Winner of numerous awards in the United States, he most recently won the prestigious Portrait Society of America’s 2019 Painting and People’s Choice Award.
Born 1993 in Virginia Beach, Virginia; currently lives in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Primarily a self taught painter, Alex Venezia has sought out and studied classical technique with many of today’s top representational painters including Colleen Barry, Daniel Sprick, Michael Klein, and Jeff Hein. In his words, “inspiration comes in many forms, and usually far from the easel, but there’s nothing like seeing the work of an artist that you hold in high regard in person. It has a way of putting me in my place and motivating me to become a better painter.”
Alex Venezia has been a featured artist in Southwest Art Magazine, 21 Under 31: Young Artists to Watch in 2016 and BuzzFeed article 5 Artistic Prodigies 21 And Under. He is the recipient of numerous awards and has participated in many group shows throughout the United Sates. He currently lives and maintains a studio with painters Michael Klein and Louis Carr in Raleigh, North Carolina.