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 reporters speak highly of his dedication and work ethic.
Alexs 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
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).
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
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.