ALONZO PANTOJA

Alonzo Pantoja currently lives and works in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

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CV

 

Alonzo Pantoja was born in Chicago, IL and currently lives and works in Milwaukee, WI. In 2016, Pantoja completed a B.F.A in Painting and Drawing from the Peck School of the Arts, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Pantoja studied Contemporary Art, Architecture and Design in Almere, Netherlands. He also studied Painting and Drawing, and Art History at the Santa Reparata International School of Art in Florence, Italy. In 2012, he became a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars.

STATEMENT

 

Alonzo Pantojas work is an investigation of the process of image making with an interest in still life painting as an afterthought. The work is a result of discovery and process based abstraction. Pantoja refers to mundane inanimate objects with no personal connection to the objects. The ideas behind his work are derived from the usage of painting as collage through still life, as the driving force for process based abstraction. He explores the construction and arrangement of still life compositions, resulting in the deconstruction and rearrangement of paintings. Most recently, Pantoja has started to create works with watercolor and acrylic on paper as on ongoing investigation in the fluidity of mediums.

EXHIBITIONS/PROJECTS

 

2016 BFA Show, Arts Center Gallery, Milwaukee, WI | Duomo III, Invitational, Lucky Cat Gallery, Milwaukee, WI | Varsity I, Invitational, Lucky Cat Gallery, Milwaukee, WI | 2015 Transitions, Milwaukee 5th annual Fiber Art Show, Juried, The Jazz Gallery, Milwaukee, WI | Woven Images, Invitational, Kenilworth Square East Studios, Milwaukee, WI | UWM Union Art Gallery 42nd show, Juried, Milwaukee, WI | Painting Strategies show, Juried, Kenilworth Square East Studios, Milwaukee, WI | Peck School of the Arts Junior Show, Arts Center Gallery, Milwaukee, WI | 2014 Motif, Milwaukee 4Th annual Fiber Art Exhibition, Juried, The Jazz Gallery, Milwaukee, WI | Student Showcase, Santa Reparata International School of Art, Florence, Italy | UWM Union Art Gallery 41st show, Juried, Milwaukee, WI | Peck School of the Arts Sophomore Show, Arts Center Gallery, Milwaukee, WI | Crossing Over, Invitational, Union Art Gallery, Milwaukee, WI | 2013 Crossing Over, Invitational, Union Art Gallery, Milwaukee, WI | Kenilworth Open Studios, Kenilworth Square East Studios, Milwaukee, WI | 2012 Peck School of the Arts First year show, Union Art Gallery, Milwaukee, WI


See more works of Alonzo Pantonja on his Website!

The Drapery Is A Little Wrinkly, Acrylic and pigmented paper on canvas, 36x50" 2017
The Drapery Is A Little Wrinkly, Acrylic and pigmented paper on canvas, 36×50″ 2017
Don't Wear Prada, Acrylic and pigmented paper on canvas, 30x30" 2017
Don’t Wear Prada, Acrylic and pigmented paper on canvas, 30×30″ 2017
Don't Look For Comfort In A Pillow, Acrylic and pigmented paper on canvas, 17x24" 2017
Don’t Look For Comfort In A Pillow, Acrylic and pigmented paper on canvas, 17×24″ 2017