ABOVE: Video of a studio conversation with curator Betty Brown in 2011
ALEX KRITSELIS is a multidisciplinary artist who grew up in Athens, Greece. He was admitted and trained as a sculpture at the Academy of Athens and attended graduate school at the Hornsey College of Art in London, England where he received his MFA in Sculpture and Painting. With a scholarship from the Greek Academy of Arts and Sciences, he continued with postgraduate studies in sculpture at the Academia Della Belli Arti in Florence, Italy. In the mid seventies, following his desire to be a part of the discourse surrounding contemporary issues in the visual arts, he moved to the United States. Since that time, Kritselis has exhibited his artwork and taught on the undergraduate and graduate levels for many private and public institutions in California and Texas, including Otis College of Art and Design, Pomona College, Claremont Graduate University, Texas University and Pasadena City College where he served as Dean of the Visual Arts and Media Studies Division from 2002 to 2012. He serves on the Board of the Armory Center for the Arts and has been instrumental in bringing Pasadena City College into the arts and cultural fabric of the Los Angeles and Pasadena communities.
Kritselis has exhibited nationally and internationally in more than 25 solo and 50 invitational exhibitions. His work has been exhibited and collected in Greece, England, China, Cyprus and the US and can be seen at the Voreas Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece, Texas University, San Marcos, Texas, Academy of Fine Arts, Athens, Greece, Museum of California Art, Pasadena, California. Over the past 10 years, along with his paintings and sculptures, he has created numerous private and public site-specific installations, video presentations, and mixed media works, often collaborating with his wife, cinematographer Joey Forsyte.