alex aguayo

Painter / Sculptor / Illustrator / Photographer / Musician

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alex aguayo

Painter / Sculptor / Illustrator / Photographer / Musician

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Painter / Sculptor / Illustrator / Photographer / Musician

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Painter / Sculptor / Illustrator / Photographer / Musician

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Painter / Sculptor / Illustrator / Photographer / Musician

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Artists express the truth of the world as they see it, or as they interpret it through their imagination. -Alex Aguayo



Istrive to implement and expand my use of narrative and storytelling to give my work a theatrical and poetic feel. Using elements of expressionism and surrealism, I hope to encourage interest in the creative process, and how that process affects our concepts of discovery, romanticism, and the subliminal. In making art I build upon my knowledge of color and classical realism and their uses in representational as well as expressionistic art, and how all forms of art may affect each other in creating a lasting impression within a group of people or an individual.



alex aguayo  Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts Merit Scholar majored in Painting, with a concentration in portraiture, who is interested in securing positions painting portraits. Experienced in all aspects of fine arts, with a strong background in landscapes, sculpture, illustration and design, art history, studio disciplines of film and photography, illustrations, crafts, and architecture.

An innate curiosity and scientific fascination in the tangibility of the seen and unseen worlds drive me in my work. By experimenting with the
incorporation of various three-dimensional materials with color and dynamic imagery, I hope to discover the more unpredictable aspects of how different media can work in conjunction to present a concept or idea. The subject matter of my work is primarily figurative, consisting of different types of portraiture and character-driven installations, with a focus on illustrative and fantastical themes.


My goal is to push my art in a direction where fashion, design, energy, and use of color and detail all play very definitive roles in my body of work. My work heavily focuses on storytelling and the methods of constructing stories into physically substantiated ideas, including the design of eccentric but believable costumes and characters, emotionally contrived environments, and use of ornamentation, motifs, and the human sub-conscious in piecing together a story. In the end my main goal is to create imaginative, energy-filled worlds that can be observed and interacted with in a physical space that confronts all of the senses. I want my audience to feel encouraged to observe and question my work, as well as creatively contemplate how they experience it.






Completed coursework in portraiture, still life, figure composition, sculpture, invented and conceptual approaches, large-scale figure painting, and pictorial composition with a concentration in themes of life painting, classical representation, abstraction, and conceptual approaches to art.

Emphasized figure drawing, object and natural drawing, landscape and abstract approaches in a wide range of media, as well as drawing in all stages, including figure drawing, object and nature drawing, and landscape.

Received in November 2010, an Elizabeth Greenfield Foundation Grant, which is a scholarship awarded to candidates in the early stages of their careers who are working in a representational style in painting, drawing, sculpture, and printmaking, and who have demonstrated through past work and future plans a commitment to making art a lifetime career.

Continue to participate in ongoing private studies at Studio Incammanati on Saturdays and during the summer months with instructors, including Rebecca Tait, Robert Liberace, and Kerry Dunn.

Haddonfield Memorial High School, Haddonfield, NJ – 2005 to 2009.

Graduated with 92 GPA in accelerated and AP level coursework, including AP Studio Art in senior year.

Held organizational and leadership positions on the Human Relations Council, National Art Honor.

Society, National Honor Society and National Tri-M Music Honor Society, as well as served as a peer mentor.

Performed as a HMHS jazz musician and served as piano accompanist for HMHS music programs, including the Chamber and Concert Choirs and Orchestra.

Participated in Haddonfield Japan Exchange Program in July 2008, by representing HMHS in Kobe, Japan.

Studied Spanish at the Centro Bilingue Spanish Language School in San Miguel, Mexico, in August 2006.


2008 – Two intense 12-hour workshops with Rebecca Tait, Stratford, NJ, in oil color medium (still life subject).

Sept 2008 to May 2009 – Intermediate Anatomy and Figure Painting: Closed Grisaille Method, at Studio Incamminati Emerging Artist Program in Philadelphia; bi-weekly classes consisted of a total of 64 hours of instruction.

Sept 2008 to June 2011 – Private instruction in drawing (still life), classical realism style, with Rebecca Tait.

August 2008 – Summer Art & Design Institute at Moore College of Art & Design in Philadelphia. Each week included 3 days immersed in studio concentration of drawing and 2 days in intensive portfolio development program, which included basic drawing, life drawing, and two-dimensional design. The program consisted of a total of 70 hours of instruction.



2010 – Elizabeth Greenshield Foundation Award.

2008 – New Jersey Governor’s School for the Arts (for piano study), nominee from HMHS.

2005 – Winner of Camden County, NJ Teen Arts Festival.


July 2006 – Volunteer at San Miguel de Allende Boys Mexican Orphanage.

Oct. 15, 2004 – Play for Peace Perform-a-Thon at the Lenape Regional Performing Arts Center, Marlton,New Jersey. Piano performances for Haddonfield First Night Celebrations, Haddonfield Senior Citizens Home, and private performances for families with critically ill family members, throughout high school years.


Classical piano study from age 7 until present with Ms. Alla Fabrikant, The Conservatory of Musical Arts, Haddonfield, NJ.

July 2003 – 2006 –Westminster Choir College of Rider University, Princeton, NJ. High School Piano Summer Program.

2007 – 2008 – Classical piano awards include: Winner of the Golden Key Music and Art Festival, Alberti Piano Competition.

2006 – Gold Winner – Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, New York, N.Y.

2008 – 2006 – 2005 – New Jersey Music Teachers Association Young Musicians Competition.

2008– South Jersey Music Teachers Association Annual Piano Technique Competition.


My goal is to push my art in a direction where fashion, design, energy, and use of color and detail all play very definitive roles in my body of work.
-Alex Aguayo


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