artist's statement

I began my career as a graphic artist using my design acumen to solve client problems and communicate their messages to diverse audiences. Now, my personal work, free from client considerations affords me the opportunity to work in a variety of mixed media to satisfy my personal aesthetic. 

I create images in primarily three ways. On wood, (usually yardsticks), combining acrylic, enamel and other materials. Although I don't consider myself a fiber artist, I also work with fabric and varnished crochet thread to create a variety of images. My most current work combines the time honored techniques of paper making and mosaic with today's technology of digital photography to create mosaics from hand cast paper cubes like the self-portrait shown here. These mosaics seem to have two realities — a colorful abstract when viewed close and photographic reality when viewed from a distance.

works on wood

paper mosaics

fiber work

works of and on paper

exhibitions and awards


Row House Gallery

One person show   2009

Craft Alliance Guild (small gallery)

One person show   2010


Art Saint Louis

Food Glorious Food  2014

Good and Evil  2014 (Honors Award)

Picture of Health  2014

Painting Reconsidered Reconstructed  2015

Joy  2015

From Light to Dark  2015

Fiber Focus  2016

Menagerie  2017

Personal Space  2017 (Best of Show)

No Filter  2017

Art Saint Louis XXXIII  2017

Art Saint Louis Honors Show  2018

Menagerie 2018

Art Saint Louis XXXIV 

Outliers 2019 (Honors Award)

An American Conversation 2019

Fiber Focus 2019

Art St. Louis XXXV (Honors Award)

Evansville Art Museum

58th Mid-States Art Exibition  2016/17  ( Judges Award )

St. Louis Artists' Guild

Anne Metzger Memorial All Media Exhibit  2017 (Judges Award)

Reclaim  2017  (Judges Award)

Piece of Paper  2018

For Every Positive There is a Negative 2018

Essence of Form 2018 (Second Place)

Anne Metzger Memorial All Media Exhibit  2018

Artists Guild 2019 Members Show

An Idea of Order 2019

Art in Isolation (on line show) 2020

Jones Gallery Kansas City

Kansas City Children's Hospital Benefit Show 2019

Springfield Art Association

Go Figure 2020  (Best of Show)


Call or email me with questions or comments.

314.440.8072   alex@alexparadowski.com