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Alex Schaffer Czech

Alexander is a Bay area Artist currently living in Santa Cruz, California. He teaches photography at Westmont High School in Campbell where he has the opportunity to share his love for the arts with today’s youth. When not working at the “kid factory”, he is either spending time with his wife, fishing, surfing, making art, or pulling weeds in his yard.

ARTIST RESUME

EDUCATION:

2009 Single Subject Credential in Art, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA

2002 BFA in Painting, The San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

2008 – Present Owner, ascSTUDIO, Santa Cruz, CA

2009 – Present Photo One/ Art One Teacher, Westmont High School, Campbell, Ca.

2009 Student teacher, Pacific Grove High School, Pacific Grove, Ca.

2008 Student teacher, Independence High School, San Jose, Ca

2003 – 2005 Teacher, Art with Elders, San Francisco, CA

2003 – 2004 Exhibition Manager, Eldergivers, San Francisco, CA

2002 – 2006 Identity Development/ General Manager, Aqua, San Francisco, CA

2002 – 2005 Identity Development, Galaxy Development Group, Las Vegas, NV

EXHIBITIONS:

2011 Driftwood Salon Gallery, Solo Show: “Memory/ Imagination”, San Francisco, CA

2010 SOMArts Main Gallery, Haiti Benefit, San Francisco, CA

2010 Driftwood Salon Gallery, PREVIEW, San Francisco, CA

2009 Migrate Home, Recent works, San Diego, Ca.

2008 Santa Cruz Open Studio Tour, Santa Cruz, Ca.

2007 Root Division, Recent works, San Francisco, CA

2006 Surfrider Foundation, Free Fall Art Benefit, Cayucos, CA

2006 Cooper Alley, Recent works, Larkspur, CA

2006 SOULARCH Gallery, A Beautiful Thing, San Francisco, CA

2006 Sarah Gerhardt Benefit, Auction, San Francisco, CA

2005 Ono Grill, Half Moon Bay, CA

2004 Sweeties Gallery Space, San Francisco, CA

2004 SOMArts Main Gallery, The TAO of AWE, San Francisco, CA

2004 The Independent, San Francisco, CA

2004 House of European Design, SF Design Center, San Francisco, CA

2003 Sweeties Gallery Space, San Francisco, CA

2003 Punch Gallery Presents, APE Shit, San Francisco, CA

2002 Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute, Vietnam Odyssey, SF, CA

2002 Walter McBean Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute, Senior Show, SF, CA

2002 El Salon de Rejection, San Francisco Art Institute, Group Show, SF, CA

2002 Eight Three Eight Gallery, Group Show, San Diego, CA

AWARDS:

2002 – 2000 San Francisco City College Scholarship to San Francisco Art Institute

2002 – 1994 Deans/ Presidents Honor list for Academic achievement

COLLECTIONS:

Available upon request