Alex is an extremely talented artist whose commitment to community-based Art is a model of dedication and a reflection of his passion for these types of projects. He is an advocate, an active volunteer, a visionary artist, a leader and a mentor to many.”- Adera Causey, Curator of Education at Hunter Museum of American Art
MEET THE ARTIST
Alex Paul Loza
Photo by Delve Studio
Alex Paul Loza is a multidisciplinary artist based in Chattanooga, TN. Alex Paul has a heart for social advocacy and a deep appreciation of figurative narrative art. Loza has produced portraits, murals and sculptures which includes historical monuments that are exhibited throughout the world and for private art collectors.
In addition to creating public artworks Loza spends time in his studio creating oil paintings and sculptures to exhibit in local galleries and museums. Loza has contributed to numerous organizations by offering art classes, workshops and demonstrations to the community, including serving on committees and boards such as the advisory committee for “Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art” exhibit, a collection drawn entirely from the Smithsonian American Art Museum (2017), the Latin American advisory committee for the Hunter Museum of American Art, council member for the CHI Memorial Arts in Medicine Council, member of the Chattanooga/ Hamilton County Community Arts Team for the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts’ Any Given Child Initiative, and member of ArtsBuild’s Board of Directors.
In 2019, after a nation-wide search Alex Paul was commissioned to sculpt a historic bronze monument of U.S. Representative and “Father of the 14th Amendment”, Thaddeus Stevens in Gettysburg, PA. The city of Gettysburg has one of the largest collections of outdoor sculptures in the world; over 1,300 monuments. On April 2nd, 2022 Loza became the first Latino artist to add a sculpture to this collection.
Currently Loza has been commissioned by McKee Parks, Trails and Greenways to create the first ever life-size bronze sculpture of America’s Sweetheart “Little Debbie” for the forthcoming Little Debbie Park to be build in Collegedale, TN.
"Alex's gifts have elevated the quality of our local art scene in innumerable ways. His passion for education, community outreach, and working within our city's many unique neighborhoods has earned him a reputation as one of Chattanooga's most well-respected arts leaders" - Mayor Andy Berke, City of Chattanooga