Alex Israel is an American artists with an undetermined net worth.
Alex Israel is an American artist with an undetermined net worth. Born in Los Angeles, California in 1982, Alex Israel is currently becoming the next great American artist. He works in a multitude of mediums including conceptual art, abstract art, abstract imagist mixed-media painting, digital art, photography, and sculpture. His work reflects the over saturated colors of Los Angeles with a nod towards the absurd.
Before he began his career in art, Israel received his BA from Yale University in 2003. He then received his MFA from University of Southern California’s Roski School of Fine Art in 2012. His work was included in the 2010 California Biennial, at the Orange County Museum of Art and in New York as part of the monumental group exhibition called “Greater L.A.”. His most recent show is called “two person exhibition” and can be seen at the Gagosian Gallery in Rome, Italy. His work has also appeared in the following galleries: Galerie Almine Rech, de la Cruz Collection, LAXART, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Malborough Chelsea, Cottage Home, Kreiling & Dodd, and The Henson Soundstage. He has also acted as curator at the Glendale College Art Gallery.
Aside from his painting and sculpture, Israel hosts a talk show called “As It LAys” which features passé celebrity guests, fashion stylists, musicians, and L.A.-based infamous personalities such as Angelyne. The show is described by many as a nod to Andy Warhol’s famous “Screen Tests” which were two-and-a-half minute films where subjects were asked a variety of nonsensical questions. Israel’s show is similar in the sense that he asks guests such as Rachel Zoe, Paul Anka, Adrienne Maloof, and Jon Peters questions such as “Chocolate or vanilla?” or “What crime would you like to make legal?” There are no follow up questions and the host wears sunglasses and does not seem all that interested in his guests, much like Andy Warhol’s interview style. The mini films/ interviews seem to be a take on the idea of the superfluous celebrity. You can check out the Alex Israel website here.
Israel is a rising star in the art community with an interesting claim to fame. He was once an assistant to the late Los Angeles artist Jason Rhoades, and served as doorman for Rhoade’s famous “Black Pussy Soirée Cabaret Macramé” parties. After enjoying success as an artist Israel decided to open his own sunglass line, Freeway Eyewear, which is sold in high-end boutiques and retailers such as Barney’s. The frames are unisex and retail for $100, which may be the most affordable art Israel has ever created.