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Alex Waters


The process. The movement. The contrast, and vibrant colors. Building layers and working from all angles, I try to make the painting become an active participant in its own creation as I add paint, alcohol and water basing my next drip, stroke, or color choice in response to emerging chaos. It is the documentation of my influence upon it and it on me. Let the art be the story.


Alex Waters was born in 1987 in Albany, NY. He was raised to the west {of the capital region} in Esperance, a sprawling and peaceful rural area that happened to be a short drive from the urban landscape he would capture later in life. Alex attended Sage College of Albany and graduated in 2010. His official degree was a B.F.A in Studio Arts, but his concentration showed his true passion: painting.
Alex has been influenced mostly by abstract artist William De Kooning (1904-1997), whose expressionism and use of color changed the face of what we call modern art after World War II. When asked why he is inspired by the concept of “action painting”, Alex can only say “I’m just a guy who paints how he feels.” Alex has been featured in live painting events held by The Albany Barn, Albany Center Gallery, Wine and Dine for the Arts, and many, many more { reputable nonprofits}. He’s donated multiple live painted pieces to keep these organizations growing and contributing to the {greater good of the } Capital Region. His work has also been featured at The Fountain Arts Show and The World Trade Gallery, both in New York City, and regularly shows { his work} across the Capital Region.

Studio Resident at The Albany Barn
Education: ​Bachelors of FineArts in Studio Arts, May 2010​- ​The Sage College of Albany,
Albany, N.Y.
➢Stacks Espresso Troy – July 2023 Ongoing Exhibition.
➢Whiskey Pickle Live Painting – Castle Jackie Magazine 2 Release August 2023
➢Cover of Hyper Saturation 11 – August 2023
➢Wine and Dine For The Arts (Albany)- ​Live Painting- ​January 2023
➢Albany Center Gallery – 2022 Gala- Live Painting – December 2022
➢Albany Barn – Fusion Gala – Live Painting and Open Studio – November 2022
➢Stacks Espresso – Pop Up Art Show – September 2022- Ongoing
➢Nine Pin (Albany) – “Lost Gestures”- Show with Olivia Deep – August 5th 2022 – September 30th 2022
Albany Barn – “Margin Of Error” Show with Olivia Deep- June 3rd 2022- July 31st 2022
➢ 3Fish​ ​Coffee (Albany)- Solo Pop-Up Exhibition- June 2019- October 2019
➢ Albany Barn (Albany)- Fusion Anti-Gala Live Painting- October 2019
➢ Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council (Glens Falls)- ​The Upside Down- ​September 2019
➢ Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council (Glens Falls)- ​Show 5: Pigments​- July 2019- August 2019
➢ Pause Gallery (Troy)- ​Modern Daydream- M​ ay 2019- June 2019
➢ Albany Barn (Albany)- ​Of Flight & Fracture- ​January 2019- July 2019
➢ Albany Barn (Albany)- Fusion Anti-Gala Live Painting- October 2018
➢ The Olde English Pub (Albany)- Micro Gallery Show- April 2018- August 2018
➢ Fort Orange General Store (Albany)- Solo Pop-Up Exhibition- August 2017
➢ Albany Center Gallery (Albany)- Makers 365 Creative Conversation-June 2017
➢ New York State Museum (Albany)- ​All Over Albany​ Live Painting​- ​April 2017
➢ Laffer Gallery (Schuylerville)- Members Show- December 2016
➢ Wine And Dine For The Arts (Albany)- Live Painting- January 2016
➢ Albany Center Gallery (Albany)- ​Edge-​ May 2015-July 2015
➢ Angelo’s 677 Prime (Albany)- Solo Pop-Up Exhibition- – October 2014- February 2015
➢ Albany Center Gallery (Albany)- Members Show- December 2014- Present
➢ World Trade Gallery (New York City)- ​The Skin You Call Home S​ olo Exhibition- October 2014
➢ The Arts Center Of The Capital Region (Troy)- ​Fence ​Group Show- July 2014- Present
➢ The Dirty Martini Lounge (Albany)-Solo Pop-Up Exhibition- March 2013
➢ Albany Center Gallery (Albany)- Members Show- December 2012
➢ First Friday (Albany)- Abandoned Building Pop-Up presented by Tony Iadicicco- November 2012
➢ Fountain Art Fair (NYC)- Pop-Up Exhibit Presented by Albany Center Gallery- March 2012
➢ Art on Lark (Albany)- Pop-up Exhibition- 2012-Present Awards/Achievements
➢ The Art Center Of The Capital Region(Troy)- Fence Show “Staff Pick” Award- July 2019
➢ The Collaborative Magazine- ​The Art of Control​ by Richard Lovrich- April 2019
➢ Albany Center Gallery- Members Show Honorable Mention- December 2018
➢ The Alt Weekly- Best Painter of the Capital Region, second place- July 2018
➢ The Alt Weekly- Best Artists of the Capital Region, second place- July 2018
➢ The Alt Weekly- Best Painter of the Capital Region, first place- September 2017
➢ The Alt Weekly- Best Local Visual Artist, third place- April 2015


Living In

Albany New York