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Alex Christiani

Freelance Painter & Illustrator

Location:Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Alex Christiani BFA
Whitby, ON
905-441-2880 (cell)

• Very creative and productive
• Works well independently
• Punctual, flexible and adaptable
• Applies initiative, energy, and persistence to successfully complete a task
• Self-directed Photoshop Experience

2006-2010 Bachelor of Fine Arts OCAD University Toronto, ON
2003-2004 Advanced Studio for Youth, Art Gallery of Ontario Toronto, ON
2002-2006 Sinclair Secondary School Whitby, ON


Jan. 2010 – Current Date. Northview Community Centre Oshawa, ON
Adult level Painting Teacher
• Teach painting techniques and colour theory to a class of seven to ten people
• Wrote the curriculum for the ten week class duration
Jan. 2007 – Current Date. Robert McLaughlin Gallery Oshawa, ON
Adult level Painting Teacher
• Teach painting techniques and colour theory to a class of seven to ten people
• Wrote the curriculum for the six week class duration
• Great experience for interpersonal communication skills
• Very interesting and rewarding experience: learned a lot about my own practice in teaching it to others
Dec. 2008 – June 2009 Gorilla Monsoon Lounge Toronto, ON
Curator/ Creative Director
• Managed the wall space; seeking out artists to hang their artwork in the venue for one month
• Organized and participated in two themed art exhibitions
• Great organizational, communication and networking experience
• Self directed introduction into the field of curatorial practices
• Completed a mural on the front of the building
• Learned of the planning and strategies involved in quickly and efficiently completing an outdoor mural
Dec. 2008 OCAD University Toronto, ON
Yellow Staircase Mural
• Completed a 7’8”high x 13’5” wide Mural in between the first and second floor of the main staircase
June. 2008 Dave Repol Enterprises inc. Whitby, ON
Wines label designer
• Designed a series of 12 labels for printing and sale at the Whitby location and other associated, make-it-yourself wine breweries all over North America.


Solo Exhibitions:
• Whitby Public Library, Whitby, January 2011
• Mitzis Sister, Toronto , Sept. 2009
• Cameron House, Toronto, July 2009
• Gorilla Monsoon Lounge, Toronto, July 2009
• The Rhino, Toronto, April 2009
• Gorilla Monsoon Lounge, Toronto, Dec. 2008 -Jan. 2009
• Isabella’s Chocolate Café, Oshawa, Aug. 2008
• Whitby Public Library, Whitby, July 2008

Group Shows:
• Back to Beyond, Chuck Akudu Gallery, Toronto, Feb.-March 2011
• Artists in the Garden, Hearth Place Cancer support Centre, Oshawa, June 2010
• Sunnyside Beach Juried Art Show and Sale, Toronto, May 2010
• OCAD university graduate Exhibition, Toronto, May 6th 2010
• Lennox Contemporary Gallery, Toronto Aug. 21-23 2009
• Triangles, Gorilla Monsoon Lounge, Toronto, May 2009
• Gorillas, Gorilla Monsoon Lounge, Toronto, Feb. 2009
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