Jacksonville, FL b. 1991
Alexander Zastera was born in Jacksonville, Florida and works in Miami, Florida. Zastera has a Masters in Environmental Studies from Florida International University (2023) and has a BFA in Studio art and BA in art history from Florida State University (2014). They are known for their large-scale hyper surreal mystical paintings, found object installations and public performance centered around the environment. Their paintings center start as conversations, mixers and current events which then get memorialized onto canvas centered around connecting people to help the local South Florida communities. hey have been a resident artist in the Miami Dade Library system with ProjectArt USA and their work has been featured at Deep Space Gallery (2018), & Gallery (2017), Locust Projects (2016), PAMM (2021), MOCA Nomi (2021), and Superfine! Art Fair: NYC (2018).
South Florida inspires my large-scale surreal paintings, found object installations, and community-centered environmental initiatives. I have a Masters in Environmental Studies from Florida International University and a BFA in Studio Art and a BA in Art History from Florida State University, I merge my academic knowledge with my artistic passion to bring public awareness to environmental issues inspired by the nature and the people around me working to make the world a better place. My projects bring together a diverse range of stakeholders, from artists to scientists, lawyers to families, fostering a collective understanding of Miami's resilience in the face of climate change. I've been a resident artist at the Miami Dade Library system with ProjectArt USA and exhibited at renowned venues such as Deep Space Gallery, Locust Projects, PAMM, MOCA Nomi, and Superfine! Art Fair: NYC. Join me in this artistic journey where mysticism meets environmental advocacy, as we explore the heart of Miami's vibrant soul at the nexus of climate issues and its potential to inspire change through the fusion of art, science and solution based activism.
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