biography

Emil Alzamora harnesses a wide range of materials and techniques to deliver unexpected interpretations of the sculpted human figure. He often distorts, elongates, deconstructs, or encases his forms to reveal an emotional or physical situation, or to tell a story. Alzamora's keen interest in the physical properties of his materials, combined with his hands-on approach, allow for the process to at once reveal and inform the aesthetic and the conceptual.


selected solo exhibitions

2018 Gates of the West, Everywhere, The Internet (virtual gallery)

2017 Chris Davison Gallery, Newburgh, New York

2015 MARC STRAUS, New York, New York

2013 Breakdown, Mad Dooley Gallery, Beacon, New York
Soft Pioneers, Krause Gallery, New York, New York 

2011 A Nice Reflection, Krause Gallery, New York, New York
Mildred I. Washington Gallery, Dutchess CC, Poughkeepsie, New York
In the Alltogether, Albany Center Gallery, Albany, New York 

2010 Nature is Boring, Mauger Modern Art. London, United Kingdom
Random Mutations That Work, Artbreak Gallery, Brooklyn, New York 

2009 New Works, Krause Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia

2008 Superluminous, Lanoue Fine Art, Boston, Massachusetts
New Works, Krause Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia

2007 Mettle, Mack B Gallery, Sarasota, Florida

2006 Sculptures in Gypsum and Bronze, Karin Sanders Fine Art, Sag Harbor, New York
Covalence, Yellow Bird Gallery, Newburgh, New York 

2003 Unipolarity, Coulter Young Gallery, Peekskill, New York

2002 Defragmentation, Coulter Young Gallery, Peekskill, New York


2018 K Imperial Fine Art, San Francisco, CA
Melissa Morgan Fine Art, Palm Desert, CA

2016 MARC STRAUS, Expo Chicago, Chicago, IL

2015 MARC STRAUS, Art Hong Kong
MARC STRAUS, Art Stage Singapore

2014 MARC STRAUS, Expo Chicago, Chicago, IL
Oneself As Another, Royal Academy West, Bristol, UK
Kavachnina Gallery, Art Context, Miami, FL

2013 Kavachnina Gallery, PULSE NY, New York, NY
Emerging to Established, Krause Gallery, New York, NY
Power of Place, Hudson Valley Center | Contemporary Art, Peekskill, NY

2012 Kavachnina Gallery, Art Miami Context, Miami, FL
Corpo/Etherial, Patrajdas Contemporary, Philadelphia, PA
Patrajdas Contemporary, Art MRKT Hamptons, Bridgehampton, NY
Imago Galleries, Palm Desert, CA
Sculpture On & Off The Wall, Arts Westchester, White Plains, NY
Panorama, Galerie Rauchfeld, Paris, France
Krause Gallery, Scope Art Fair, New York, NY
Artbitch, Calix Gustav Gallery, Miami, FL
Material Matrix, Florida State Museum of Fine Arts, Tallahassee, FL
Year of the Chimera 6.2, Glass Garage Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2010 Albany Center Gallery, Albany, NY
Group Exhibition Part 1, David B Smith Gallery, Denver, CO
Miami International Art Fair, Next Generation, Miami, FL

2009 Wolfe Contemporary, Scope Art Fair, Miami, FL
There’s Still Life in Miami, Mauger Modern, Scope Art Fair, Miami, FL There’s Still Life in London, Mauger Modern, Art London, UK
Wolfe Contemporary, LA Art Show, Los Angeles, CA
Group Exhibition Part 1, David B Smith Gallery, Denver, CO
Mauger Modern, Scope Art Fair, Miami, FL

2008 Wolfe Contemporary, Aqua Wynwood, Miami, FL
Mauger Modern, Bath, UK
Mauger Modern, Art London Fair, London, UK
New Works Group Show, ADA Gallery, Richmond, VA
Summer Group Show, Wolfe Contemporary, San Francisco, CA
ADA Gallery, Scope/Basel, Switzerland
Villa Del Arte Galleries, Barcelona, Spain 

2007 Lanoue Fine Art. Art Now Fair. Miami, FL
Van Brunt Gallery, Bridge Art Fair, Miami, FL
Forja Arte, Queens Museum of Art, Queens, NY
Deep Roots, United Nations, New York, NY
Recent Works, Van Brunt Gallery, Beacon, NY
Hispanic Heritage Month, PepsiCo World Headquarters, Purchase, NY
Lanoue Fine Art, Boston, MA

2003 Sculpture in the Park, Rockland Center for the Arts, Nyack, NY
David Findlay Gallery, New York, NY

2002 Earthtones, Sculptor + Curator, University Settlement, Beacon, NY

1998 BFA Exhibition, Florida State Museum of Fine Arts, Tallahassee, FL

selected group exhibitions


2016 Andy Smith, Latest Sculptures of Distorted Human Figures, Hi Fructose
Katherine Mangiardi, Anonymous Beings, White Hot Magazine

2015 Jeffrey Carlson, A Universal Figure, Fine Art Connoisseur

2014 Christopher Jobson, This Is Colossal, Editorial, Freeing The Human Body of the Confines of Physics, Curator

2013 Oscar A. Laluyan, Picture This: Sculptures by Emil Alzamora, Arte Fuse Magazine
James Thorne, Soft Pioneers, Cool Hunting

2012 Susan Hodara, Review of Sculpture On & Off The Wall, The New York Times
Ken Harmon, The Top 20 Articles of 2011, Hi Fructose

2011 JL Schnabel, Feature: The Sculptures of Emil Alzamora, Hi Fructose
Richard Scarry, Feature: Big Stories, Juxtapoz.com

2010 Lyle Rexer, Review, Random Mutations that Work, The Brooklyn Rail
Benjamin Sutton, Article on Random Mutations that Work, The L Magazine
Schonberger, Interview Random Mutations That Work, Curated Mag

2009 Gavin Cumine, Interview, I Heart Gum Dinel, Dominique, Interview, Musiqueart 

2008 Linda Laban, Article on Superluminous, The Boston Metro News
Benjamin Genocchio, Review of HVCCA Peekskill Project, The New York Times 

2007 Juan Merino, Review of Deep Roots, El Diario
Joan Altabe, Review of Mettle, The Bradenton Herald
Eric Ernst, Review of KSFA Show, The Southhampton Press 

2006 Benjamin Genocchio, review of Covalence, New York Times
Brian Mahoney, Portfolio Feature, Chronogram

2004 Amy Abern, Review of Abrazo sculpture installation, Herald-Tribune 

2002 D. Lombardi, Review of Earthtones, New York Times
D. Lombardi, Review on Defragmentation, New York Times

press


2016 Abrazo, Holland Museum, Holland, MI; acquired by the museum for their permanent collection

2015 Clear Conscience, Knoxville Museum Of Art, Knoxville, TN; acquired by the museum for their permanent collection

2014 Tides, Peekskill Waterfront Commission, Peekskill, NY; three life-size bronze figures permanently installed on the Hudson River
Oscillator, Seolbong Park. Icheon, South Korea; life-size cement sculpture acquired by the City of Icheon by way of the 17th International Sculpture Symposium in Icheon
Albedo, Roxbury, CT; 12 ft. bronze installed in a private residence 

2011 Sleeping Shark, Santa Fe Government Building, NM

museum, public + large scale installs