The sophisticated abstraction of Alexandra Nechita is even more impressive when considered in light of her personal history. Frequently dubbed a child prodigy or "Petit Picasso," Nechita has enjoyed significant successes in her artistic career beginning at a very early age. (Her first exhibit was held in Los Angeles when she was only 8 years old.) Nonetheless, Nechita's artwork shows an advanced sense of composition, color and line, so much so that comparisons to 20th-century masters are common:

"Nechita is inspired by the rough facets of Picasso's Cubism and the sprightly abstraction of Kandinsky, by the passionate figuration of expressionist painters such as Van Gogh and Rouault, by Dali's and Miro's impossible distortions of the human form," writes Peter Frank, art critic and curator at the Riverside Museum of Art. "Nechita delves into now-historic styles for the sheer energy and pleasure they afford practitioner and viewer alike."

In addition to her exhibitions with the Bill Lowe Gallery, Alexandra Nechita has shown her work throughout the world, including solo exhibitions in France, England, Japan, Switzerland, Italy, the Netherlands, and New Zealand. Her work is included in the permanent collections of His Majesty Emperor Akihito in Japan, the Vatican in Rome, and the National Museum of Art in Romania.

BORN
1985 in Romania
 
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2000 Coral Springs Museum of Art, Coral Springs, FL -- Imagination Celebration, TX
-- Cotroceni Palace Museum, Bucharest
-- National Museum of Art, Romania
1999 Tennessee State Museum, Nashville, TN
1998 Canton Museum of Fine Art, OH
-- Solo Show, The Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA
1994-1999 Solo exhibitions, Switzerland, Netherlands, Italy, France, England, Australia, Singapore, Japan, New Zealand
1994 Los Angeles Public Library, Mary Paxton Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

SELECTED HONORS AND AWARDS
“Outstanding Artist of the Year: Painting,” NuBreed Synergy of the Arts, Lincoln Center, NY
“The Most Fascinating Women of the Year,” CBS TV, NY
“Outstanding Young Person Award,” Osaka, Japan
“100 Most Interesting People,” People Magazine
“UNICEF Gift of Songs,” New York
“Gold Key,” Van Gogh Institute, France
“Light of the Future,” National Endowment for the Arts, NASA
“Woman of the Year,” American Red Cross
“Geniuses,” Arts & Entertainment Network
“Special Olympics Award”
“Lifetime Achievement,” FOX TV

SELECTED COMMISIONS
Andre Agassi Foundation: “From My Heart to Your Heart”
Official Artist, 39th Annual Grammy Awards: “Because You Love What You Do,” New York
Polaroid Corporation, 50th Anniversary Celebration: “Portrait of America,” Cambridge, Massachusetts
Siam Yamaha Corporation, “All for One, One for All”
Frank Sinatra Foundation
City of Kobe, Japan
Community of Angels, Los Angeles, California

SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Petit Palais Museum, Geneva, Switzerland T
ennessee State Museum, Nashville, TN
Lowe Art Museum, Coral Gables, FL
Bowers Museum, Santa Ana, CA
Alexander Brest, Museum Jacksonville, FL
The Special Olympics Collection, Washington, DC
Embassies: London, The Hague, Rome, Paris, Geneva
Downey Museum of Art, Downey, CA
Imperial Collection, His Majesty Emperor Akihito, Tokyo
Florida International University Art Museum, Miami, FL
International Children’s Art Museum, Geneva
Museum of Contemporary Art, Lake Worth, FL
National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, Los Angeles, CA
Pensacola Museum of Art, Pensacola, FL
Coral Springs Museum of Art, FL
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland, OH
Vatican Collection, Rome
National Museum of Art, Romania
The Alexandra Nechita Center for the Arts, Orange County, CA

SELECTED MEDIA
Esquire, ARTnews, Life, People, Art & Antiques, Newsweek, Art & Auction, Vanity Fair, BBC, CBS, CNN, E!, FOX, MTV, NBC, NPR, NIPON, TF-1, 20/20, CBS Sunday Morning, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, New York Post, USA Today, Washington Times, Black Book, Charlesbridge World, Cronache Italiana, De Telegraf, Elle Germany, Extraordinary Girls, Gala, Le Monde Paris, National Geographic World, Paris Match, Sunday Times London

BOOKS
1996 Outside the Lines, Longstreet Press
1998 Alexandra Nechita: Child Prodigy, Painter with Heart and Soul, Paris
-- Alexandra Nechita, APT International, Tokyo, Japan
-- Nechita, Romanian Cultural Foundation, Bucharest

 

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