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Alex Kveton was privy to the technical and artistic views of the world from the beginning of his life. While his father taught him the ageless techniques of wood and metal craft, his mother opened his eyes to the possibilities of artistic imagination.

As a young adult, Alex Kveton enrolled in the Technical School of Machinery Construction and later, following his inner calling into the very selective and prestigious Prague Academy of Art Architecture and Design, where he earned his Master's Degree in Sculpture and Industrial Design.

At the Academy, his appreciation for the potential of metal continued to grow as he created stainless steel and bronze sculptures and designed industrial equipment ranging from gigantic open coalmine excavator to miniature alarm clocks. The ageless beauty and serenity of Prague with its centuries old art and architecture fed Alex's effervescent imagination and pushed him toward a more artistic use of his creative abilities. Instead of more common casting and assembly of ready-made parts, Alex preferred fabricating process, physically shaping and forming a sharp flat sheet of metal into sophisticated curvilinear form. To reflect a true poetry of the form, Alex Kveton enhances the character of stainless steel sculptures with high mirror finish and bronze with magnificent color patinas.

Having established himself as a mature sculptor in his native Czechoslovakia, Alex Kveton left his homeland and traveled to Austria where he created several successful large-scale sculptural commissions. Upon his arrival to the United States, Alex settled in New York City and began a challenging and successful career as a Director of Art Division at one of the leading art and architectural metal fabricators in the United States.

For over thirty years, Alex Kveton has applied his knowledge, expertise, and talent to transform vision into reality. Following his inspiration, Alex created fine metal sculptures shown in numerous group and individual exhibitions and privately held in collections in North America, Europe and Russia. His sculpture of Porcupine Caribou, a corten steel ten-foot tall structure, is on permanent display at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum in Atlanta, Georgia.

Bernard Venet, Robert Indiana, Larry Bell and John Raimondi are just some of a few renowned artists Alex has worked with. He shares a patent for AlgoRytm Technologies with Dr. Haresh Lalvani, an architect-morphologist, inventor of curvilinear structures. Alex transformed Dr.Lalvani's theories into 3-D ethereal metallic creations that have started a revolution in modern architecture. The Museum of Modern Art in New York exhibits in its permanent collection of Architecture and Design "Titanium AlgoRythms Columns" designed and coauthored by Alex Kveton.

So what inspires Alex Kveton? Nature in its simplicity and beauty. Nature with its magnificent structures and creations that no one is able to imitate. Alex is the first one to admit that he cannot compete with nature in creating something so fascinating and delicate as a leaf of a tree or dew on grass. But with his work, Alex has been able to make magic in metal, crafting his very own brand of beauty, his very own way of taking where nature left off and finishing the job in his mind and with his hands, creating something very simple, very beautiful, very magical just like nature would have intended.

SELECTED GROUP AND SOLO EXHIBITIONS

Galerie Jedne Veci (solo) Galerie Beseda, Ostrava (solo) The Gallery at The Factory, Saugerties, NY Marleau Gallery, Saugerties, NY (solo sculptures) Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, FL (solo) Boscobel House & Gardens, Cold Spring, NY RVS Fine Art, Southampton, NY (solo) Doghouse Gallery, Saugerties, NY (solo) John Raimondi Gallery, Rockport, MA The National Arts Club, NYC, NY 721 Gallery, Kingston, NY (solo) Fletcher Gallery, Woodstock, NY Clove Church Studio & Gallery, Saugerties

NY Oriole 9, Woodstock, NY (2person) Artefact Gallery, Lake Worth FL Kleinert Gallery, Woodstock, NY Chase Edwards Gallery, Oyster Bay, NY Towbin Museum, Woodstock, NY Merz Gallery, Sag Harbor, NY (solo) Union Mills Gallery, Catskill, NY (2person) OPUS 40 Gallery, Saugerties, NY RVS Gallery, Southampton, NY (2 person)

Merz Gallery, Sag Harbor, NY Onessimo Fine Art, Palm Beach Gardens, FL ArtExpo, New York, NY (solo) The Spot Gallery, Art Basel Miami, FL Ed Chasen Gallery, Washington DC Michael Nelson Gallery, Saugerties, NY The National Art Exhibition, Cooperstown, NY Woodstock Art Association & Museum, NY (solo) Lurie Fine Art, Miami, FL Highland Sculpture Gallery, Carmel, CA Catskills Gallery, Saugerties NY

A-Forest Gallery, New York, NY Morrison Gallery, Kent, CT Chasen Galleries, Charlotte, NC Gallery Du Soleil, Tarrytown, NY Chasen Galleries, Richmond, VA Trowbridge-Lewis Galleries, Middleburg, VA Hudson Gallery West, Hoboken, NJ (solo) Delaware Museum of Natural History, DE Czech Center Gallery, NYC, NY (solo) CS.Schulte Gallery, Milburn, NJ Alten Herrenhause and Gallery, Kilb, Austria (solo) Raiffeisen Bank, St. Polten, Austria (solo) Museum Of Art, Ostrava, Czech Republic Czech Sculptors Associates, Czech Republic Gallery Dilo, Prague Czech Republic "Young Artists and Industry" Vitkovice Steel, Ostrava, CR "Artists of Moravian Region" Olomouc, CR "Young Artists in Prague", Prague, CR

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