Born 1981, Boston, MA
CURRENT & UPCOMING
VAR FORBI, Exhibition and Book Release Organized by TTC / Telefon Til Chefen, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark
November 16th, 2013 - January 1st, 2014
PRINTS & PHOTOGRAPHS; COPIES & CONCRETE, Breeze Block Gallery, Portland, OR
Opening January 9th, 2013
LOST AND FOUND, PLUG Projects, Kansas City, MO
November 15th, 2013 - January 4th, 2014
HIPER REALISMO y sus Consecuencias, Galeria Impakto, Lima, Peru
November 7th, 2013 - January 11th, 2014
Ephemeral Sprawl curated by Printeresting, The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA
September 13th - November 23rd, 2013
Wish You Were There? Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA
August 24th - December 14th, 2013
Bemis Center for the Arts, Artist in Residence, Omaha, NE
September - November, 2013
Guerrero Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Steven Zevitas, Boston, MA
Guerrero Gallery, San Francisco, CA
THESE ARE THE DAYS OF MIRACLE AND WONDER, Guerrero Gallery, San Francisco, CA
THE EVENTUALITY OF DAYBREAK, Christina Ray, New York, NY
THE GRAY SKIES OF MORNING, Telefon Til Chefen (TTC) Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
AND ANOTHER SHALL RISE TO TAKE HER PLACE, White Walls, San Francisco, CA
IN DEFENSE OF HOME, IN DEFENSE OF INDUSTRY, Iceberger, San Francisco, CA
2 and 3 PERSON EXHIBITIONS
FEUDAL ECHO, with Brian Willmont at Park Life, San Francisco, CA
JUNGLELAND, with Matt Leines, William & Joe Buzzell. Space 1026, Philadelphia, PA
YOUNG LIONS, with Matt Leines & William Buzzell. Galleri Loyal, Stockholm, Sweden
SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS
WISH YOU WERE THERE?, Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA
EPHEMERAL SPRAWL, Curated by Printeresting, The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA
SUMMER MIXER, Joshua Liner Gallery, New York, NY
OUT WITH THE OLD, Library Street Collective, Detroit, MI
DRAWING OUT OF BOUNDS, THE 2013 WHEATON COLLEGE BIENNIAL, Beard & Weil Galleries, Wheaton College, Norton, MA
TROPICO POST_APOCALYPTIC, Extra Extra, Philadelphia, PA
BLACK FOLIAGE, Curated by Matthew Craven, Nudashank, Baltimore, MD
THIS END UP, The West Collection at PULSE, Miami, FL
EXTENDED ABSENCE, Curated by Isaac Tin Wei Lin, Blanc Gallery, Cambridge, MA
RISD ICONS, Rhode Island School of Design, Woods - Gerry Gallery, Providence, RI
BEYOND THE PARKING LOT: THE CHANGE AND RE-ASSESSMENT OF OUR MODERN LANDSCAPE, Curated by Cynthia Connolly, Artisphere, Arlington, VA
Artists' 'Zine published by MEGAWORDS. Distributed at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
WHERE MY CONES AT? Curated by Ryan Travis Christian, Double Break, San Diego, CA
SPACE//FORM, Curated by Sven Davis, Breeze Block Gallery, Portland, OR
SEASON OPENER, Guerrero Gallery, San Francisco, CA
PAPER CHASERS, Nudashank, Baltimore, MD
CONTAINED, Curated by John Pyper, Mills Gallery at the Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA
HIVE/CAVE, Pageant : Soloveev, Philadelphia, PA
OFFICE, Curated by Beth Kantrowitz and Kathleen O'Hara, Drive-By, Watertown MA
THESE FRIENDS Part 2, THIS, Los Angeles, CA
NOTHING TO SAY, Guerrero Gallery, San Francisco, CA
NEXT FAIR, Steven Zevitas (Boston, MA), Chicago, IL
EDITIONS / ARTISTS' BOOK FAIR, The Print Center (Philadelphia, PA), New York, NY
THE POWER OF SELECTION, Part 3, Curated by Ryan Travis Christian, Western Exhibitions, Chicago, IL
DOUBTING THOMASES, Nudashank, Baltimore, MD
A SURVEY OF CONTEMPORARY PRINTMAKING, Wellington B. Gray Gallery, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
PLAIN AIR, Curated by Brian Willmont, Cinders, Brooklyn, NY
SOME PEOPLE I MET WHILE ROLLING AROUND ON THE GROUND, Curated by Rich Jacobs, Space 1026, Philadelphia, PA
ATROPHIC EXISTENCE, Cooper Cole, Toronto, Ontario
IN OUR NATURE, Curated by Rachel Sitkin, Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, MD
MAYFLOWERS, Curated by Scott Keightley, 401 Broadway, New York, NY
LOBBY, Curated by Kathleen O’Hara (OH+T) and Beth Kantrowitz (Allston Skirt), Watertown, MA
CIRCLE OF PLENTY, Cinders Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
NEXT FAIR, Heaven Gallery, Chicago, IL
NEW WORKS ON PAPER, OH+T Gallery, Boston, MA
PSST-SHHH, Curated by Tim Kinsella, Heaven Gallery, Chicago, IL
YOU OPEN SO LATE, YOU CLOSE SO EARLY, Fleisher/Ollman Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
THE DISCTUCTION OF ATLANTAS, Curated By Jesper Elg, Union Gallery, London.
LAST SECOND FIRST, Curated by Jordin Isip, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
DEAD SPACE, Lobot, Oakland, CA.
WHITE NOISE DRAWN TOGETHER, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark.
SPACE 1026 TEN YEAR RETROSPECIVE, DO IT YOURSELF WITH OTHER PEOPLE, Space 1026, Phila, PA.
ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY, Park Life, San Francisco, CA.
BRAIN BASHERS, Curated by AJ Fosik, Andenken Gallery, Denver, CO.
SIGHT OF SOUND, Machines Have Magnets, Pawtucket, RI.
A PIECE APART , Curated by Jordin Isip. Aidan Savoy Gallery, New York, NY.
APENEST RELEASE SHOW, Orchard St., Mission Hill, MA .
COLLECTIONS, Curated by Roger Gastman. Scion Installation LA, Culver City, CA.
GRAND UNION, Curated by Jordin Isip. The Front Room, Brooklyn, NY.
MYSTERY MEAT, Future Prospects Gallery, Quezon City, Philippines.
SOME OF MY BEST FRIENDS ARE AMERICAN , Curated by Rotgut, New Image Art, Los Angeles, CA .
CANTAB PUBLISHING PRESENTS, Evos Arts Institute, Lowell, MA .
18th ANNUAL BOSTON DRAWING SHOW, Mills Gallery, Boston, MA .
Merry, Stephanie, Paradise Lost, Found and Reconsidered, The Washington Post, August 31st, 2012
Capps, Kriston, Spit and Image: The Death and Life of Cities, According to Cynthia Connolly, Washington City Paper August 29th, 2012
Cook, Greg, Doom Sayer, The Boston Phoenix, May 16th, 2012
McQuaid, Cate, Galleries, The Boston Globe, May 16th, 2012
Pyper, John, Printmaking in the Expanded Field Art New England, March/April, 2012
Fellah, Nadiah, The Post-Urban Cityscapes of Alex Lukas, New American Paintings Blog, September 17th, 2011
Rothman, Julia, Drawn In: A Peek into the Inspiring Sketchbooks of 44 Fine Artists, Illustrators, Graphic Designers, and Cartoonists, Quarry Books, 2011
Tucker, Ricky, Alex Lukas, At A Glimpse, March, 2011
Cook, Greg, Contained, The New England Journal of Aesthetic Research, March 21st, 2011
Neelon, Caleb, Alex Lukas, Juxtapoz Magazine #122, March, 2011
New American Paintings #92, Editor’s Selections, March 2011
In The Modern World, Dwell Magazine, March, 2010.
Curico, Seth, These Are The Days of Miracle And Wonder, DailyServing.com, May 27th, 2010.
Ebstein, Alex, Learning the Trade, Baltimore City Paper, October 21st, p. 22
Højbo, Simon, Interview and Profile, Zine Soup Book, Telefon Til Chefen (TTC) Publishing.
Borum, Peter, Dommedags-kunst er godt håndværk. Politiken (Denmark), May 9th, 2009.
Jensen, Travis, Of Renewal, Rebirth. San Francisco Chronicle, 96 Hours, March 12th, 2009, p. 11 and cover.
Leaverton, Michael, And I Feel Fine, San Francisco Weekly, March 11th-17th, p. 22, image: p. 20
Portfolio, Proximity Magazine Issue #3, December, 2008.
Neelon, Caleb. Alex Lukas, Bant Magazine (Turkey) #48, p. 28 - 35
Neelon, Caleb. Alex Lukas Interview, Fecal Face.com
Smyrski, Anthony. Alex Lukas Interview, Megawords Magazine.com
Hill, Lori. Jungleland, Philadelphia City Paper, April 4th, 2007.
Kanarinka, Alex Lukas, APENEST, Vol 1.
Tokion Magazine #49, Winner of the first ever Tokion King of Zine competition.
DOUBTING THOMASES, Nudashank, Baltimore, MD
AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES
BEMIS CENTER ARTIST IN RESIDENCE, Omaha, NE (Upcoming)
AS220 ARTIST IN RESIDENCE, Providence, RI
JENTEL FOUNDATION ARTIST RESIDENCY, Banner, WY
THE WEST PRIZE 2011, Final 10, Oaks, PA
PHILAGRAFIKA 2011 INVITATIONAL PORTFOLIO, Philadelphia, PA
THE FOUNTAINHEAD RESIDENCY, Miami, FL
LECTURES AND PRESENTATIONS
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
SophiaJacob Lecture Series, Floristree, Baltimore, MD
University of Kansas, Guest Lecturer & Visiting Artist, Hosted by the Visual Art Department and the University Honors Program, Lawrence, KS
The Galleries at Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA
Maryland Institute College of Art, Guest Lecturer & Visiting Artist, Baltimore, MD
University of Richmond, Guest Lecturer & Visiting Artist, Richmond, VA.
A presentation on the history of the East Side Railroad Tunnel, MEGAWORDS STOREFRONT, Philadelphia, PA.
A talk with Bill McRight at The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA.
An interview with Matt Leines for FecalFace.com
Juxtapoz #99. A brief profile of Chris Kline.
Caleb Neelon's Book of Awesome (Ginko Press/R77, 2008), Interview with Caleb Neelon.
Apenest #2. An article on the East Side Railroad Tunnel, along with interviews with Andrew Schoultz, Eddie Martinez and Joseph Hart.
Juxtapoz #89. A brief profile of Bill McRight.
Swindle #14. Drawing for the Alphabet page.
Juxtapox #81. Introduction for and interview between William Buzzell and AJ Fosik.
Swindle Quarterly #11. Cover story, a profile of Matt Leines
Swindle Quarterly #9. Profile of AJ Fosik, (with Caleb Neelon).
Swindle First Anual Icons Issue. Profile of Chuck Close.
The Drama #9. Downtown, a comic.
The Agenda #18. How To Have A Riot, an article on a 1993 incident of civil unrest in Providence, Rhode Island.
The Drama #8. The Steely Dans , a comic.
The Drama #7. Don't Be a Jerk, a comic.
The Drama #6. Flamable , a comic.
SPX Anthology, Build it Up Just To Tear It Down, a comic.
Alex has contributed drawings to The New York Times Book Review, The Village Voice, MTV.com,
Swindle Quarterly, Philadelphia Weekly, Next American City and Street World, Urban Art from Five Continents
(Abrams/Thames & Hudson, 2007), amongst other publications.
BFA, Rhode Island School of Design
Rhode Island School of Design European Honors Program, Rome, Italy.
Alex Lukas founded Cantab Publishing in January, 2001. Since, he has released over 30
titles including over 1500 copies of various 'zines made by hand.