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 who specializes in creating portraits, public artworks, and historical monuments. He is known for his use of paint and clay to immortalize people and their stories. He has also demonstrated his commitment to the arts community by teaching workshops, and participating on boards and committees for various regional art organizations.
In 2019, Alex was selected from a nationwide search to create a historic bronze monument of U.S. Representative and "Father of the 14th Amendment," Thaddeus Stevens, in Gettysburg, PA. This made him the first Latino artist to add a sculpture to the city's collection of over 1,300 monuments, which is considered one of the world's greatest collections of outdoor sculptures.
In 2022, Alex was commissioned by McKee Foods (McKee Foods Parks, Trails and Greenways), the makers of Little Debbie Snack Cakes, to create the first-ever life-size bronze sculpture of "Little Debbie," America's Sweetheart, for the upcoming Little Debbie Park that is been constructed in Collegedale, TN. He was also commissioned by Card-Monroe Corp (CMC), the world's leading manufacturer of tufting machines for the synthetic grass market, to sculpt two life-size busts of its founders, Charles Monroe and Lewis Card, Jr.
"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