Alex Weinstein's work has been exhibited throughout California as well as New York, France, England, Australia, Japan and Brazil. His work has been both featured and reviewed in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Art in America, the Los Angeles times, XTRA Art Quarterly, The Providence Journal, The Surfer's Journal, Blue JAPAN, Surfer Magazine, the London Observer, Elle Decor Magazine, The Brown Alumni Magazine and others. In 2009, National Public Radio affiliate, Marfa Public Radio interviewed Weinstein in conjunction with a solo exhibition held in Marfa, Texas.

In 2012, Weinstein was the subject of a short film, Alex Weinstein: Swell Models, by Eric Swenson. In 2014 Weinstein was the subject of a full-length feature film, Mana, about ten contemporary Southern Californian artists and their engagement with sea. The artists in the film were invited to exhibit their work at The Museum of Art History in Lancaster California for the summer months. In 2014 Weinstein was the subject of a book/film/gallery project entitled, The West is the Best, by French industrial designer Joran Briand. A number of exhibitions throughout France, accompanied the release of the limited-edition book, The West is the Best. Also in 2014, Weinstein was selected to build and install a monumental outdoor sculpture for the City of Manhattan Beach, California.

Biography

  • 1970
    Born
  • 1992
    BA Visual Arts, BA Honors Creative Writing. Brown University
  • 1970 - Present
    Lives and works in Southern California

Exhibitions

  • 2015
    Leslie Sacks Contemporary, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA
  • 2013
    Leslie Sacks Contemporary, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA
  • 2011
    Leslie Sacks Contemporary, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA
  • 2009
    Second Floor, Marfa, TX
  • 2008
    William Turner Gallery, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA
  • 2007
    The Surf Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
  • 2005 - 2006
    Berman Turner Projects, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA
  • 2004
    William Turner Gallery, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA
  • 2003
    2000 strong, Electric Ave, Venice, CA

Group

  • 2015
    Venice Art Walk, Venice, CA
  • This is not Surf Art, Surfers Heritage Foundation, San Clemente, CA
  • Mana Film and Artist Exhibition, Riverside City College, Riverside, CA
  • Art 13-07 Villa Di Donato, Naples, ITALY
  • Art2015 Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA
  • Manhattan Beach Art Center, Manhattan Beach, CA
  • Andrea Schwartz Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • 2014
    WITB, Galerie S. Bensimon, Paris, FRANCE
  • WITB, Providence, Guethary, FRANCE
  • West is the Best, Library of Arts, Paris, FRANCE
  • Venice Art Walk, Venice, CA
  • Art 2014, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA
  • Public sculpture Commission for City of Manhattan Beach, CA
  • Greenroom Gallery, Tokyo, JAPAN
  • Greenroom Festival, Yokohama, JAPAN
  • Inner City Arts Benefit Exhibition, Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
  • Mana Film Exhibition, MOAH Museum of Art History, Lancaster, CA
  • 2013
    Venice Art Walk, Venice CA
  • Art 2013, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach CA
  • Mana, Gallery Meld, Kona Hawaii
  • 2012
    Venice Art Walk, Venice CA
  • Art 2012, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach CA
  • 2011
    Venice Art Walk, Venice CA
  • Cinema 15, AR4T, Laguna Beach, CA
  • Auction 2011, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA
  • Artwalk NY Benefit for Coalition for the Homeless, New York, NY
  • 2010
    RRRproject, The Surf Gallery, Laguna Beach CA
  • The Happening, Brisbane Australia
  • The Happening, Melbourne Australia
  • The Happening, Sydney Australia
  • Summer Group Show, Eric Phleger Gallery, Leucadia CA
  • Swell 1950-2010 Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York, NY
  • Summer Group Show, Victorine Contemporary, Newport RI
  • Where Oceans Converge, Long Beach Island Found of the Arts and Sciences, Loveladies NJ
  • Venice Art Walk, Venice, CA
  • ArtwalkNY, Benefit for Coalition for the Homeless, New York, NY
  • SASIC 9, Scripps Institute of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA
  • Parts and Labor, SOLOWAY, Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY
  • RRReleased, Simple Space, New York, NY
  • 2009
    Venice Art Walk, Venice CA
  • In a Different Light, Eric Phleger Gallery, Leucadia CA
  • Summer Fling, Greenfield Sacks Gallery, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica CA
  • 2008
    Venice Art Walk, Venice CA
  • The Happening, Sydney (catalogue)
  • The Happening, Tokyo (catalogue)
  • All Together Now, Pine Gallery, Ship Bottom, NJ
  • The Happening Cornwall, UK (catalogue)
  • The Happening, London (catalogue)
  • The Happening, Paris (catalogue)
  • Auction 100, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA
  • Offshore: Susan Street Gallery, Solana Beach CA
  • 2007
    Venice Art Walk, Venice, CA
  • The Happening, Orange County Museum of Art, January (catalogue)
  • The Happening NYC, Milk Gallery, Chelsea, April (catalogue)
  • The Green Room Festival, Osaka and Yokohoma, Japan, May
  • Mostra Internacional da Arte E Cultura Surf, Sao Paolo, Brasil
  • Art=Stimulus, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach CA
  • 2006
    The LA Scene, The Surf Gallery, Laguna CA
  • 2005
    New Work From LA, Gallery Agniel, Providence RI
  • Blue Baxter Chang, Patri Fine Art, San Francisco, CA
  • 2002
    LA Light: Emerging Los Angeles, Photographers, Curated by Wesley Jessup, Director, Pasadena Museum of California Art
  • 2000 – Present
    Pierogi Gallery Flat Files, Brooklyn, New York

Curatorial Projects

  • 2002
    Drifting: David Lloyd, Amy Sillman, Thaddeus Strode, Santa Monica CA

Published Art Writings

  • 2015
    The Speed of Light and Dark, The Surfers Journal
  • 2013
    Salted Walls, The Surfers Journal
  • 2010
    The Trajectory of his Path, The Surfers Journal
  • 2008
    Metaplasmic: The Art of David Lloyd, H20 Magazine