Alex Callaway

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Alex  Callaway

Alex Callaway

Bio

Born 1969 in Devon, Alex Callaway is an award-winning contemporary realist still life painter based near Worcester. After studying illustration at Falmouth School of Art he went on to produce pop-surrealist imagery for the international poster market, book cover illustrations, murals, landscapes, and portrait commissions. Through refining the process of painting from life, he now aims to distil both observations and visceral sensations in his work, to create a little magic from the mundane. 

 

A recent finalist in the 2018 Columbia Threadneedle Prize, Alex also received an Alfred Daniels Award from The Royal Society of British Artists 300th Exhibition in 2017, and an Arcadia Contemporary Award from the 12th International ARC Salon. His work has appeared in several art publications and can be found in collections around the UK and abroad.

 

 

Professional Affiliations

Member of the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists

ARC (Art Renewal Center) Associate Living Master

 

 

Solo Exhibitions

‘Wonders of the Ordinary’, RBSA Gallery, 2018

 

 

Group Exhibitions

RBSA Artists at Broadway Arts Festival, John Nootts Gallery 2018

Winter Group Show, The Doorway Gallery, 2018

ARC Visions, Arcadia Contemporary 2017

Metropolis, RBSA Gallery 2017

Love Art, Buy Art, Make Art, Tutors Exhibition, RBSA Gallery 2017

Open All Media, RBSA Gallery 2017, 2018

Members and Associates Annual Exhibition, RBSA Gallery 2016, 2017

Candidates for Full Membership Exhibition, RBSA Gallery 2017

Candidates for Associateship Exhibition, RBSA Gallery 2016

Summer Exhibition, Eduardo Alessandro Studios 2016

 

 

Open Exhibitions

Royal Society of Marine Artists 2017

Royal Society of British Artists 2016, 2017, 2018

Royal Institute of Oil Painters 2016, 2017

Royal West of England Academy 2016

Royal Birmingham Society of Artists (Prize) 2015, 2016, 2017

Royal Birmingham Society of Artists (Portrait) 2015

Royal Birmingham Society of Artists (All Media) 2015, 2016

 

 

Awards/Prizes

2018 - Finalist, 13th International ARC Salon

2018 - Finalist, The Columbia Threadneedle Prize

2018 - Shortlisted, Artists and Illustrators Magazine Artists of the Year

2017 - Finalist, The Artist Magazine Annual Competition/Exhibition

2017 - Alfred Daniels Award, Royal Society of British Artists 300th Exhibition

2017 - 2nd Prize Winner, International Artist Magazine Challenge No.97, Still Life

2016 - Finalist, International Artist Magazine Challenge No.96, Favourite Subjects

2016 - Arcadia Contemporary Award, 12th International ARC Salon

2016 - Finalist, 12th International ARC Salon

2016 - Highly Commended, Broadway Arts Festival Open Art Competition

2016 - Highly Commended, RBSA Open All Media Exhibition

2015 - Highly Commended, RBSA Friends Open Exhibition

 

 

Teaching

Workshops and demonstrations primarily at the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists Gallery

 

 

Publications

13th International ARC Salon Catalog, 2018

Royal Birmingham Society of Artists Summer Newsletter, Artists Profile, 2017

12th International ARC Salon Catalog, 2017

American Art Collector Magazine issue 137, 2017

International Artist Magazine issue 113, 2017

International Artist Magazine issue 112, 2016

The Art Book '96, ‘the definitive source book for quality illustration’ 1996

 

 

Press

Featured Artist: Lines and Colors, www.linesandcolors.com, 2018

Royal Institute of Oil Painters Exhibition review, Making a Mark, 2017 

Mall Galleries Exhibition Guide July-Dec, Featured Artist, 2017

On View: ARC Visions at Arcadia Contemporary, Underpaintings Magazine, 2017

ARC Visions at Arcadia Contemporary: A Fresh Take on Realism, Art and Cake, 2017

An Overview of Contemporary Still Life Painters, www.contemporarystilllife.com, 2017

 

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