Alex Couwenberg

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Alex Couwenberg

Alex Couwenberg is a Southern California abstract painter deeply influenced by the art and culture of his local community. His artistic influences include the Light and Space Movement, as well as the work of Karl Benjamin, who was Couwenberg’s mentor. Couwenberg’s thin line patterns and choice of color are particularly inspired by surf and skateboard cultures, as well as the custom car and hot rod aesthetic elsewhere known as Finish Fetish. He is best known for combining hard-edge abstraction with gestural brushwork, layering, raw edges, and textured surfaces, thereby bringing depth and an expressionist touch to a tradition of painting known typically for its flatness.

2007 Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters & Sculptors Grant

1997 MFA, Claremont Graduate School, Claremont, CA 1995 BFA, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA
California State University, Stanislaus, Turlock, CA
Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA
Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, Sedalia, MO
Fidelity Investments, Boston, MA
Georgia Tech University, Atlanta, GA
Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA
Lancaster Museum of Art and History, Lancaster, CA
Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA
Pitzer College, Claremont, CA
Pomona College, Claremont, CA
Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA
Robert and Francis Fullerton Museum of Art, California State University San Bernardino, CA
University of La Verne, La Verne, CA

Works

Alex Couwenberg
Puako, 2016
Acrylic on canvas
24x30

Alex Couwenberg
Refractor 01 - with Lisa Schulte
Neon and acrylic on aluminum
24x36x8

Alex Couwenberg
Powder Room
Acrylic on canvas
48x46

Alex Couwenberg
Sugar Coast
Acrylic on canvas
48x46

Alex Couwenberg
Lipstick
Acrylic on canvas
48x46

Alex Couwenberg
Felix
Acrylic on canvas
66x72

Alex Couwenberg
Double Dutch, 2012
Acrylic on canvas
66x80

Alex Couwenberg
Rumbler, 2008
Acrylic on canvas
24x24

Alex Couwenberg
Bonneville
Acrylic on canvas
72x66

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