Emil Alzamora, a British Citizen, was born in Lima, Peru in 1975 and grew up in Boca Grande, Florida and Majorca, Spain. He attended Florida State University where he graduated Magna cum Laude in 1998 earning a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts. Alzamora started his sculpting 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 world.
In recent years Alzamora's work has oscillated between painting and sculpting. In both practices, he has incorporated various unorthodox approaches and techniques in an effort to explore the human form both physically and psychologically. He often distorts, elongates, encases or deconstructs the subjects with the intention of revealing an emotional or physical situation or narrative. The materials he works with, through their resistance and compliance, create a dialogue with his actions. This action, dialogue, co-creation is the foundation of his artwork, allowing for the ritual of process to reveal and inform at once the aesthetic and the conceptual.
Alzamora’s works have been exhibited in multiple solo and group shows, many national and international art fairs as well as the Knoxville Museum of Art, the OMM in Turkey, The Royal West of England Academy in Bristol, 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, High Fructose, ArteFuse and Cool Hunting. He currently lives and works in Beacon, NY.
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