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Alex  Callaway

Alex Callaway

Alex Callaway (b.1969) is an award-winning contemporary realist painter based near Worcester, England. He originally worked as an illustrator and produced pop-surrealist art for the international poster market.

Through refining the process of painting from life in natural light, he aims to distil both observations and visceral sensations in his work, seeking the extraordinary in the ordinary. His paintings examine the character and physical presence of natural phenomena and celebrate the wonder found in the transitory nature of life.

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

Professional Affiliations
Member of the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists (RBSA)
Art Renewal Center Associate Living Master (ARCALM) 

Solo Exhibitions
Wonders of the Ordinary,  RBSA Gallery Birmingham, 8 Oct - 3 Nov 2018


Group Exhibitions
Edinburgh Art Fair, The Doorway Gallery 2018
Affordable Art Fair, Battersea/Autumn, John Noott Galleries 2018
Five and Under, Arcadia Contemporary 2018
Summer Show, The Doorway Gallery 2018
RBSA Selected Members and Associates, John Noott Galleries 2018
Fresh Contemporary Art Fair, The Doorway Gallery 2018 Winter Group Show, The Doorway Gallery 2018
ARC Visions, Arcadia Contemporary 2017
Metropolis, RBSA Gallery 2017
Love Art, Buy Art, Make Art, RBSA Tutors, RBSA Gallery 2017
Members and Associates, RBSA Gallery 2016, 2017
Candidates for Membership, RBSA Gallery 2017
Candidates for Associateship, RBSA Gallery 2016
Summer Exhibition, Eduardo Alessandro Studios 2016 Open All Media, RBSA Gallery 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

Awards/Prizes

2018 - Finalist, Jackson's Open Painting Prize 2018 - Finalist, 13th International ARC Salon

2018 - Finalist, The Columbia Threadneedle Prize

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

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

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, 2018

Royal Birmingham Society of Artists (Portrait) 2015

Publications

'Five and Under', Arcadia Contemporary Issuu catalogue 2018 RBSA Selected Members & Associates Exhibition Catalogue, John Noott Galleries 2018 13th International ARC Salon Catalog 2018

Columbia Threadneedle Prize Catalogue 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

Review 301st Exhibition of the Royal Society of British Artists, www.makingamark.co.uk Featured Artist, www.linesandcolors.com, 2018

Review Royal Institute of Oil Painters Annual Exhibition, www.makingamark.co.uk, 2017

Featured Artist, Mall Galleries Exhibition Guide July-Dec, 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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