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 (Lima, Perú 1978) is a visual artist based in Chattanooga, TN with his heart for social advocacy and a deep appreciation of figurative narrative art. He received his BFA from the American Academy of Art in Chicago, IL. With almost two decades of experience, Loza has been commissioned to paint portraits and custom wall art for private and public art collectors throughout North & South America. He has also lead, created and collaborated with national muralists in several public art projects in Chicago and Chattanooga.
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, and member of the Chattanooga/ Hamilton County Community Arts Team for the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts’ Any Given Child Initiative.
After a nation-wide search Alex Paul was commissioned to sculpt a historic monument of Thaddeus Stevens also known as the “Old Commoner”, “Father of the 14th Amendment”, and “Savior of Pennsylvania’s public education”. The bronce sculpture is scheduled to be installed on April 2022 in Gettysburg, PA to commemorate his 230th birthday anniversary.
"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