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Contreras is constantly deconstructing and re-imagining objects in his environment.
About Alejandro Contreras
Alejandro Contreras is a Venezuelan-born artist currently living and working between New York and Miami. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from University of Florida, New world School of the Arts and is currently pursuing a Master of Fine Arts from Columbia University.
Contreras’ body of work is rooted in material experimentation. His bold and dynamic multimedia explorations weave past and present artworks into an ever-evolving material dialogue; often transforming two-dimensional abstract paintings into three-dimensional sculptures.
He has been part of group and solo exhibitions at Mindy Solomon Gallery, Miami, FL; Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC; White Box, Harlem, NY; Frost Museum of Art, Miami, FL; McLoughlin Gallery, San Francisco, CA; Spinello Gallery Miami, FL; Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami, FL, among others. He recently completed the Home and Away residency sponsored by Oolite Arts at Anderson Ranch in Snowmass Colorado.
Alejandro Contreras CV
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
Mindy Solomon Gallery, “This Was Not What We Asked For,” Miami.
Material Collaborations, Mindy Solomon Gallery, Miami
Untitled, Diaspora Vibe Gallery, Miami
Colonialism, Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami
Paint as an Object, Diaspora Vibe Gallery, Miami
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
Whitebox, “ Green Go Home” Harlem. NY
Fredric Snitzer, “ Bottleship Potemkim, ” Miami
Frost Museum, “Cut: Abstraction in the United States from the 1070s to the
Present”, FIU, Miami.
Hampton South 2707, “#Available Space,” Aventura, Miami.
Mindy Solomon Gallery, “Would You Just Shut Up and Listen,” Miami.
Mindy Solomon Gallery, Pulse Art Fair, Art Basel, Miami.
Art Miami, Mindy Solomon Gallery
Alta Temperatura, McLoughlin Gallery, San Francisco
Progreso – Proceso, Burst Project Art Fair, Miami Hue / Project room, Praxis International Art, Miami Wonderstruck, Praxis International art, New York
Little Sister, Spinello Gallery, Miami
Fear, Fate, Fame, Freedom Tower, Miami Projected Visions, New World School of Arts Gallery, Miami
Rising Stars, New World School of Arts Gallery, Miami
Visages and Secrets, Laure De Mazieres, Miami Art Basel Florida Calls, The Moore Space, Miami
United States Embassy in the Congo, Africa.
The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, Washington, DC.
C1 bank, Wynwood, Miami.
Vagabond Hotel, Miami.
Vinyl Painting Installation , Sony Latin America Head Quarters, Coral Gables 11 feet by 100 feet, 11 feet by 30 feet, and 11 feet by 20 feet
Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass, Colorado
New World School of the Arts, BFA in Electronic Intermedia
Design and Architecture Senior High, Graphic Design