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Aleks V
Brooklyn, NY



ARTIST STATEMENT: Using an array of mediums from graphite to acrylic paints, I bring a whimsical outlook on soccer to two-dimensional surfaces. My work attempts to bridge the gap between life and the sport by transforming familiar places and people into surreal entities. By finding unexpected elements in seemingly ordinary subjects, I lead viewers on an engaging tour of a sport that, despite its growing popularity in the U.S., remains largely overshadowed by the likes of baseball and “American” football. My goal as an artist is a reflection of my goal as a journalist – to shed a different, perhaps fantastical light on the sport, and to reflect the way I see, hear, and feel the game. Though it may seem at first glance that my work is geared more toward die-hard soccer fans, I am certain that anyone who enjoys watching or playing a different sport can find emotional, psychological, and satirical parallels. Even the viewer who has never watched or participated in a sport in his life can be mesmerized by the intricate, architectural wonders that are soccer stadiums, wandering aimlessly through their mysterious interiors and wondering why so many of their facades are reminiscent of other structures or objects. I hope that all of my work enlightens the viewer and changes the way he or she looks at soccer and at all sports in general.
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ARTIST RESUME:


Aleksandra Vayntraub (Aleks V)
2121 82nd St Apt 1-D
Brooklyn, NY 11214
(718) 837-1763
aleksvarts@yahoo.com
Portfolio: aleksvarts.deviantart.com


EDUCATION

2013 Brooklyn College (CUNY): BFA Visual Arts
Brooklyn College (CUNY): BA Film Production

EXHIBITIONS

2013 Brooklyn College (CUNY), Brooklyn, NY: Beyond the Pitch: Soccer as Art, BFA Thesis Exhibition

PUBLICATIONS

2011 Brooklyn College Excelsior: You've Lost the Game (poem)
2009 Schmap New York Guide: Photo of Belvedere Castle (credited as lightsabers247)

AWARDS

2013 Charles G. Shaw Award
2011 Brooklyn College (CUNY): Winner of BC Excelsior Poetry Competition
2009-2013 Brooklyn College (CUNY): Dean's Honor List
2009-2012 Peter F. Vallone Scholarship
2009 Edward R. Murrow High School: Fashion Illustration and Design
2002 Students As Authors

MEDIA – FILM

2012 Special Delivery (short) (Art Department)
Lue (short) (Script Supervisor)
The Fortune (short) (Director/Writer/Producer)

AFFILIATIONS

Brooklyn Arts Council
ARTslant
NURTUREart
BRIC Arts

OTHER EXPERIENCE

2012 Get Real Premier: Columnist, EPL coverage
Futnsoccer: MLS match reviews
World Footie Net: Correspondent, Euro 2012 coverage
2011-present GoalChatter: Freelance sports journalist / radio show producer
2011-2012 WBCR Brooklyn College Radio: Station intern / producer / host




 








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