Bio / C.V.

Born in Hamilton, Ontario, I was raised into a technical theatre lifestyle where a melding of construction, art and industry influenced my youth.  As I grew, I struggled through educational and personal challenges in an effort to find my self. Striving to make something of myself evolved into physically making things. Through the openminded exploration that followed, I found an invigorating path in the pursuit of the Arts studying in Northern Ontario and briefly Sanbao.  This journey has led me to my current position as a ceramicist, printmaker, artist and art educator in the Hamilton Area.

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-Alex Borghesan

 

HBFA – Lakehead University 
Awards and Publications

 

2018

  • Instructor and Studio Tech – Centre [3]
  • Art Instructor  
    Art Gallery of Hamilton | Hamilton, Ontario

2017

  • Hamilton Arts Awards 2017
    Emerging Artist Nomination – Fine Arts
  • Volunteer After Hours Studio Tech – Centre [3]
  • Art Instructor  
    Art Gallery of Hamilton | Hamilton, Ontario

2016

  • Artist’s Proof – Definitely Superior Art Gallery
    “Top Ten” (Gum Bichromate)
  • Instructor – Art Gallery of Hamilton
  • Abstracted Memories- Centre [3]

2015

  • Survey show – Architect Hair Design / James St. North Art Crawl
    Selection of works from the past 3 years.
  • Retrograduate Exhibition – Definitely Superior Art Gallery
  • Urban Infill – Art in the Core 8
  • Major Studio Show – Sculpture – Thunder Bay Art Gallery
  • Group Show – Calico Coffee House
    With Mike Doswell
  • Lakehead University Juried Show
    “End of the Line” (print)
    “Silver Moonlight” (print)
    “Gendered Identity” (Ceramic figures)
  • Project Member for “Community Too”
    Public stone sculpture carved by John David Hart
    In Collaboration With “Art’s Gallery”, “The Auralite Amethyst Mine” and “Ugly Wolf Forge”
    Located, Red River St. Thunder Bay, Ontario
  • TBT News Hour – Juried Show Artist Interview – Jan 30, 2015
  • The Nexus Re-birth Issue – “Trifecta 2” Cover Image
  • Ceramics Technician – Lakehead University

2014

  • Lakehead University Juried Show
    “Music Maker” Lakehead University Presidents award.
    “Cold Feet” (Ceramics)
    “Unnatural” (Sculpture)
  • Urban Infill
    “UnclassifiedOne”
  • Summer instructor – Thunder Bay Art Gallery
  • DefSup Art Gallery
    “Trifecta 2” — Permanent Collection of the Lakehead University Genders Centre
  • 1000 Miles Apart  – Attended and Presented -Red Deer College, Red Deer, Alberta
  • Workshop and Visual Arts Representative for Lakehead University Preview Day
  • Ceramics Technician – Lakehead University

2013

  • Lakehead University Juried Show
    “Wave” –  Sold
    “Ties” (Ceramics) Tuckers Pottery Award
  • Workshop and Visual Arts Representative for Lakehead University Preview Day
  • Urban Infill
  • Summer instructor – Grimsby Public Art Gallery
  • Ceramics Technician – Lakehead University

2012

  • Resendency Sanbao Ceramics Art Institute
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi Province China.
  • Lakehead University Juried Show
  • Summer Kiln Technician – Burlington Art Centre (now Art Gallery of Burlington)
  • Apprentice Ceramics Technician – Lakehead University

2011

  • Lakehead University – Honours BFA to present
  • Lakehead University Juried Show
  • 1000 Miles Apart  – University in Regina, Saskatchewan
  • Apprentice Ceramics Technician – Lakehead University

2008

  • Instructor – Burlington Art Centre (now Art Gallery of Burlington)