Alex Loza

Hometown: Lima,Peru
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October 9th, 2007 "Latino Hall of Fame" Week @ Denison University (Ohio)

Speaker: Alex Loza is a young Peruvian artist that currently resides in Chicago, Illinois. He is well-known for all that he has given back to his community as an artist, muralist, volleyball coach, teacher assistant, and more. His artistic ability and hard-work has made the front page of La Raza, a popular Hispanic newspaper and other online articles in which reporter’s speak highly of his dedication and work ethic. Alex’s passion for his art has transcended the limitations that society has drawn for Latinos and he will be giving a speech on how his perseverance and hard-work got him where he is today. Alex will even leave his trace behind at Denison University by drawing a portrait of the three students who will receive the recognition award during the Hall of Fame Ceremony.

1995-1996 @ Perth Amboy High School Perth Amboy, NJ - Studied with Professor Mary Stepash

1996-1999 @ Andrews University Berrien Springs, MI - Studied with Master Painter Harry Ahn

1999-2002 @ American Academy of Art Chicago,IL - Studied with many great teachers and painters.

About the artist
AAlex Loza, an artist that honors Peru through his paintings. His works are emphasized for their unique and unmistakable seal in the lines, colors, the chiaroscuro (the distribution of light and shade in a painting) and the explosive emotions of their personages. He has participated in several events in the Chicagoland area like, “The Hispanic Art Fair” with ABN AMRO bank, the celebration of the Peruvian Independence at Daley Plaza and Día del Niño Parade.

His works have impacted so many people locally as well as internationally. So much that the Miami based Peruvian composer and musician, Gerardo Rehuel Sánchez categorizes him as "…a youth that is already catalogued, as one of the best painters ofthe world" "…that deserves to be classified in the group of the ten young people abroad that are a " Pride of Peru", and "THE BEST OF THAT WHICH IS OURS".

To this the Art History Professor, Asun Carrillo from Spain adds "…that his works are full of deep roots that helps him to create a vivid chromatic palette, full of poise and of accentuated emotions". Singer RosaLuz, "The Native Voice of Peru" says that Alex "…in spite of the distance he carries Peru in his blood but even more in his art which leaks Peruvian essence in his steps by other hearths." And the Peruvian Filmmaker and Producer, Juan Carlos Ogañes said that "... in truth is a pride to have a countryman with talent to spare and so well educated in the matter." Also there have been articles written in “La Raza” (Hispanic newspaper) in Chicago, Illinois, New York Post and in the digital Peruvian newspaper “Cronica Viva” (Live Chronic).

Towards the end of 2007, Alex stepped to form part of the artists that Mr. José Barrera, Principal of Columbia Explorers Academy commissioned to create portraits of Mexican heroes to be part of a collection. On March of 2008 the portrait of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz was unveiled and ready to be seen by thousands of children, youths and art lovers.

Alex continues to reside in Chicago, Illinois along with his wife and representative, and their three-year old golden retriever/cocker spaniel mix dog, Maggie. While his family continues to grow so does his chromatic palette. Although the years pass, Alex has always maintained his mission “to use my artistic talent and skills to portray and foster the character, essence and the spirit of every concept I have and will continue to create.” Currently he is working on new pieces that will exalt his passion and demonstrate the value of his creativity.

Artist Statement
More than a talent, I consider my profession a calling; a gift given to me by the Creator of all things- from the most visible to the unseen. My inspiration was awakened when I acknowledged the beauty and greatness of the human body which was carefully designed by the artist of all times. His masterpiece was delicately designed and then sculpted in perfect symmetry and proportion.

Likewise, it is an honor for me to simulate such greatness on canvas. With every stroke, I aim to identify the importance behind the sight; to capture a moment and allow its meaning to withstand the test of time. My paintings are my unspoken words that seek the unity of all people; regardless of social status, age, race, or creed.


34" x 28"
Oil on Canvas

Ejemplo Latino
18' x 7'
This mural is located @ Socorro Sandoval Elementary School's Cafeteria. 5534 S. St. Louis Ave Chicago, IL 60629

Fabiola Miss Illinois Latina 2005
8 1/2" x 11"
Watercolor on Cold Press Paper

Flor Flower
8 1/2" x 11"
Watercolor on Cold Press Paper

Girl I
12" x 16"
Oil on canvas

Girl II
12" x 16"
Oil on canvas

24" x 20"
Pencil and Charcoal on canvas

32" x 42"
Oil on Canvas

Mamama (My Grandma)
14" x 18"
Oil on Canvas

36" x 24"
Pastel on Pastel Paper

8 1/2" x 11"
Watercolor lon Cold Press Paper

Mujer Pura
8 1/2" x 11"
Watercolor and Color Pencil on Cold Press Paper

6 1/2" x 8 1/2"
watercolor and color pencil on cold press paper.

42" x 32"
Oil on Canvas

Rosa Blanca
36" x 24"
Oil on canvas

Esperando Waiting
8 1/2" x 11"
Watercolor and Color Pencil on Cold Press Paper
This is for all of you that love Peruvian Paso Horses and Marinera!!

Otra creacion por Alex Loza para aquellos que aman al Caballo de Paso Peruano y la Marinera!!
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  Also does the following:
  • Business Card Design
  • Art Classes
  • Murals
  • Portrait Painting
  • Custom Art Design
  • Logo Designs
  • Design in clothing