Alex W. McDonell
Artist / Curator
AWM-Art / Endless Art Studio, Scottsdale, AZ
awm-art.com | amcdonell@gmail.com
ABOUT
Abstract artist using elements of nature to create engaging fine art imagery suitable for almost any kind of living space, corporate office or public setting. Non-subjective patterns and textures contain a natural balance and harmony in such a way that the viewer begins to see their own interpretations. Like a modern Rorschach test, the work brings out the viewers own translations by challenging their mind to find or recognize something familiar and meaningful. Currently showing throughout the Phoenix metro area in galleries and pop-up exhibitions.
EXHIBITIONS OF WORK
2019    High Street 121 Gallery, - Everything Beautiful Art Walk, Scottsdale AZ
            (Curated by Alex W. McDonell)
2018    YiLo Superstore Gallery, Phoenix AZ
2017    Parnian Luxury Furniture Gallery, Scottsdale AZ
2017    9 the Gallery, Tiny Pieces - Tiny Dances - Juried Group Show
2017    Arizona State Fair Juried Show, Fine Art Category
2017    IceHouse Gallery, Phoenix, AZ Fearless Arts Group
2017    Edgy Art, Juried Show,  Herberger Gallery @ Arizona Center, Phoenix, AZ
            (Curated by Connie & A.O. Tucker) (catalogue)
2017    That New, Art D Tour 29, Unexpected Gallery, Phoenix, AZ (catalogue)
2016    Baron Properties/Linear Apartments Permanent Collection
2016    Parson’s Center for Health & Wellness, Phoenix, AZ
2016    Southwest Cannabis Conference & Expo, Phoenix, AZ
2016    Two-Person Exhibition, Salon 1219, Phoenix, AZ (with artist, Jennifer B. Hoffman)
2016    Two-Person Exhibition, Pita Jungle FLW, Scottsdale, AZ
            (with artist, Jennifer B. Hoffman)
2016    Two-Person Exhibition, Salon 1219, Phoenix, AZ (with artist, Jennifer B. Hoffman)
2016    Two-Person Exhibition, Pita Jungle Mesa, Mesa, AZ
            (with artist, Jennifer B. Hoffman)
2016    Two-Person Exhibition, Pita Jungle Desert Ridge, Phoenix, AZ
            (with artist, Jennifer B. Hoffman)
2016    Two-Person Exhibition, Pita Jungle Arcadia, Phoenix, AZ
            (with artist, Jennifer B. Hoffman)
2010    Wooden Cow Gallery & Art Space. Albuquerque, NM “Ancient Cultures
            Modern Artifacts”
2004    Frederic Ian Gallery, Boulder, CO - “Contemporary Lifestyles”
2004    BMoCA, Boulder, CO “Open Walls” Juried exhibit.
PRESS
2016    Downtown Phoenix Journal: Parsons Center for Health and Wellness Celebrates
            Community and Art, September 2, 2016 by Jackie Young.
            https://downtownphoenixjournal.com/2016/09/02/parsons-center-health-wellness-celebrates-community-art/
2017    The Arts Beacon: Edgy Art At The Herberger Gallery At The Arizona Center,
            April 28, 2017 by Adella Helton.
                 http://www.theartsbeacon.com/edgy-art-at-the-herberger-gallery-at-the-arizona-center


PROFESSIONAL ART EXPERIENCE
2003    MacLaren Markowitz Gallery, Boulder, CO - Fine Art Sales, Art Installations,
            Photographer, Web Master, & Designer Responsible for online & print event
            promotions, Gallery installations & Patron installations
2005    Art Movement Inc. Boulder, CO - Art Consulting Group - Identity design,
            Consulting
2007    Blink Gallery Boulder, CO - Gallery Opening Promotions, save-the-date designs,
            event photography and web design.
RELATED EXPERIENCE
    
Professional Graphic Designer for 23 years (1996–current). I began my career during the rise of the Internet converting film into digital images for JCPenney’s first online catalog. At the time, only 30% of households even owned a home computer. Today everyone carries one in their pocket. Through the years I’ve watched and learned how technology effects the world and art around us. I’ve made art my career by embracing the technology and learning how to create new types of imagery. Keeping up with commercial art trends has helped me shape the fine art work I create today.  
INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE
Retail, Catalog Retail, Web Publishing, Real Estate, Software
Development, Fine Art, Printing Pre-Press, Wine Making, Natural Health, Medical Education, Homeopathy, Pharmaceuticals Rx and OTC, Professional Supplements, Health and Fitness.
EDUCATION
1995    Art Institute of Dallas - Visual Communications Academic Honor Award
1993    Dale Carnegie Training - Human Relations, Leadership and Effective Speaking
1992    Tarrant County Junior College- Emphasis on Communications and Art. Business
            Communications, Painting, and General Studies

Alex McDonell
AWM-Art / Endless Art Studio, Scottsdale, AZ
awm-art.com
amcdonell@gmail.com
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