Born in 1989, Alex Sewell lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. Sewell moved to NYC, following the completion of his MFA at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and joined the studios of artists Jeff Koons and Bjarne Melgaard as assistant sculptor/painter. Sewell’s work is characterized by his use of symbols borrowed from popular, consumer and gaming cultures and his mastery of oil technique, which he uses to play conceptual ‘trompe l’oeil’s on the viewer. His ability to mimic pixel with oil, or wood grain with fabric weave, sets the stage for a switch between real, imaginative, and digital representations, effectively returning the virtual to the immediate and tactile.

Sewell is a founding member of Ess Ef Eff, and has shown at Five Myles, 86 Eldridge St, and Spring/Break, New York – where he was highlighted by Hyperallergic. His work can be found in the collections of Enterprise Bank, Lowell, MA and Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA among others.

 

EXHIBITION HISTORY

 

2017

THE BATTLE DAYS, Five Myles, Brooklyn, NY
REALISMO LOGICO, TBD, Brooklyn, NY
CALICORNUCOPIA 5, Calico gallery, Brooklyn NY
SPRING/BREAK ART SHOW, Spring/Break Art Show, New York

GROUP SHOW, TOTAH, New York

 

2016

STRONGHOLD, Defend Brookyln, New York

FIVE MYLES BENEFIT, Five Myles, Brooklyn

PIVOT PRESENTS ESS EF EFF, The Pivot Gallery, New York

DIRECTOR’S CHOICE, Viridian Gallery, New York

NEW BARRACUDA, Proto Gallery, New Jersey

WHEN THE CAT’s Away, 86 Eldridge St, New York

WORK, Miller Misc., New York

H.M.S.M.A.B.B.R, Space Ship, New York

ART F CITY FUNDRAISER, Otto’s Shrunken Head, New York

OBJECT TRAP!, Spring/Break, New York (curator)

FORT, ESS EF EFF, Brooklyn (curator)

 

2015

UNDERDONK SELECTS, Underdonk, Brooklyn

THE LANDSCAPE CHANGES 30 TIMES, Anahita Gallery, Tehran, Iran

THE NEW NEW PEOPLE, Big Irv’s Gallery, Brooklyn

26TH INTERNATIONAL JURIED EXHIBITION, Viridian Gallery, New York

SUMMER PARTY AUCTION, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Boston

SPOTLIGHT SIX, Arsenal Center for the Arts, Watertown, MA

30 UNDER 30, Arsenal Center for the Arts, Watertown, MA

 

2014

ART FOR YOUR FEET, Boston Children’s Museum, Boston

25TH ANNUAL MASSART AUCTION, Bakalar Gallery, Boston

MASSACHUSETTS, Gallery 263, Cambridge, MA

35TH ANNUAL JURIED EXHIBITION, Monmouth Museum, Lincroft, NJ

 

2013

ALEX $ ALEX, TOO, Greater Lowell Community Foundation, Lowell, MA

BLIND HANDSHAKE, Pavement, Boston

N.E. COLLECTIVE IV, Galatea Fine Art, Boston

BATTLES, The Fourth Wall Project, Boston

OFF THE WALL, Danforth Museum, Framingham, MA

23RD ANNUAL MASSART AUCTION, Boston

NOT ALL GONE, The Pumpkin House, Boston

 

2012

WORKS BY ALEX SEWELL AND ALLAN DYGON, Fidelity Investments, Boston

ALEX+ALEX AT THE HUB OF THE UNIVERSE, The State House, Boston

T.C.C CONTINUED, Uncharted Gallery, Lowell, MA

The T.C.C Show, Brian’s Ivy Hall, Lowell, MA

A SHOW OF HEADS, The Limner Gallery, Hudson, NY

THE YOUNG ALUMNI SHOW, S.L. Gallery, Boston

PICKLED PUNKS ART SHOW, Pop Up Gallery, New Rochelle, NY

N.E. COLLECTIVE III, Galatea Fine Art, Boston

GRAND OPENING, Surface Gallery, Lowell, MA

2012 MASSART SENIOR SHOW, Paine Gallery, Boston

GROUP SHOWING, McGuire Gallery, Provincetown, MA

MASSART ANNUAL ALL SCHOOL SHOW, The President’s Gallery, Boston

YEKI BUD, YEKI NABUD, Meulensteen Museum/Art Gallery, New York

 

2011

THE 144 SHOW, Printer of Prescott Studio, Lowell, MA

THE DAVE VAUGHN SHOW, The Eggroll, Lowell, MA

MASSART ANNUAL ALL SCHOOL SHOW, The President’s Gallery, Boston

 

2010

INSTALLATION, The Fourth Wall Project, Boston

STUDENT ART UNION BENEFIT, Dugan Gallery, Lowell, MA

MATERIALITY, Dugan Gallery, Lowell, MA

 

2009

IT’S ALL ABOUT PERCEPTION, Dugan Gallery, Lowell, MA

ART INVASION, Gemstones, Lowell, MA

PROCESS MADE VISIBLE, Dugan Gallery, Lowell, MA

ONE HUNDRED FORTY-FOUR SHOW, Dugan Gallery, Lowell, MA

THE BIG SHOW – 19TH ANNUAL JURIED BFA EXHIBITION, Dugan Gallery, Lowell, MA

Articles & Reviews

2016

Jillian Steinhauer, “Spring/Break, a Sprawling Alternative Art Fair that Delivers”, Hyperallergic. March 2016.

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Paddy Johnson, “The Artist-Centric Movement has its Milestone Moment: SPRING/BREAK”, ArtFCity. March 2016.

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2015

“Things We (Can’t Believe We) Saw at Bushwich Open Studios”, Bedford+Bowery. June 2015.

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Etty Yaniv, “Conduit for Cross Pollination: Ess Ef Eff Presents Tread”, Artsinbushwick.org. July 2015.

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2012

Courtney Sacco, “A year ‘Til Life Starts: Alex Sewell plans a Show”, Boston.com. March 2012.

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Courtney Sacco, “A Year ‘Til Life Starts: A Stressful day for Alex Sewell”, Boston.com. March 2012.

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Courtney Sacco, “A Year ‘Til Life Starts: Alex Sewell celebrates, waits”, Boston.com. February 2012.

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Courtney Sacco, “A Year ‘Til Life Starts: Meet Alex Sewell”, Boston.com. February 2012.

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