Alex Podesta

Louisiana Contemporary, Presented by the Helis Foundation

Two of my pieces have been selected for Louisiana Contemporary at the Ogden Museum.

Every August the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, in connection with Hancock Whitney White Linen Night,… Read More

“Pressured and Squished” Opens at The Front

My latest solo show, “Pressured and Squished”, opens Saturday July 8th at The Front and runs through August 6th. Show hours are 12-5, Saturday and Sunday, or by appointment. “Pressured… Read More

“Untitled (Pointer)” is Added to the Permanent Collection of the New Orleans Museum of Art

New Orleans gallerist Arthur Roger has donated his collection, including “Untitled (Pointer)”, to the New Orleans Museum of Art. “Pride of Place”, an exhibition celebrating the donated collection, opens of… Read More

“Face to Face” Opens at LeMieux Galleries in New Orleans

My wall-mounted sculpture, “Study for Future Beasts”, is included in the show, “Face to Face”, at Lemieux Galleries in the Downtown Arts District on Julia Street. Show opens on June… Read More

Bathers Added to Permanent Collection at JCSM

The floating sculpture, “Self-Portrait as Bunnies (The Bathers),” has been purchased by the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art in Auburn, AL for their permanent collection. In preparation for… Read More

Idol at Makeshift

“Self-Portrait as Bunnies (the Idol)” has been acquired for permanent exhibition by the Makeshift Museum, a new gallery in LA’s bustling and growing Downtown Arts District. The piece was installed… Read More

NOLA Conceptual at New Orleans Art Center

NOLA Conceptual, a group exhibition curated by John Isaiah Walton, opened on September 10th at the New Orleans Art Center on St. Claude. Four works of mine are included -… Read More

The Front in Charm City

The Front participated in this year’s Artist Run Art Fair organized by Open Spaces at Baltimore’s annual, 3 day, 350,000 plus visitors, art and music celebration known as Artscape. I… Read More

Big Weekend for Podesta Studio

Getting the year started off at a full-paced sprint. I have work in four shows that are opening this weekend and one show that is has a closing reception. First,… Read More

“PodestaFischl” is in PhotoNola, 2015: Means, Motive, Opportunity

“Means, Motive, Opportunity” opens this Saturday at The Front. My piece “PodestaFischl” is included. The reception is from 6-10 and the show runs through early January.

A four-room photography show… Read More

“Distractions & Follies: New Finished Works in Progress” Opens at The Front

“Distractions & Follies: New Finished Works in Progress” opened at The Front in New Orleans on October the 10th. This small, solo show runs through November 8th. Visit the gallery… Read More

“The Bathers” Takes Second Place Juror’s Award and First Prize in the Public Vote

“The Bathers” was installed in Auburn, Alabama at the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art in September and will remain on view through September, 2016. The piece won Second… Read More

Tender Age Opens at Rosemary Duffy Larson Gallery

Tender Age, a two-person exhibition featuring work by Joy Christiansen Erb and Alex Podesta, opens tonight at Rosemary Duffy Larson Gallery at Broward College. The gallery is located in Davie,… Read More

“Study for Future Beasts” in Louisiana Contemporary

Louisiana Contemporary, curated by Brooke Davis Anderson, opens August 1st at the Ogden Museum for Southern Art. My piece “A Study for Future Beasts” is included. Show runs through September… Read More

A Study for Future Beasts on View in Chelsea

“A Study for Future Beasts” will be on view in Chelsea through June 14h at Elga Wimmer as part of 60 Americans. 60 Americans was Curated by Noah Becker, Terrence… Read More

60 Americans opens at Elga Wimmer

“A Study for Future Beasts” is included in the show, 60 Americans, opening at Elga Wimmer Gallery, 526 W. 26th St. #310 in Chelsea. Opening reception is this Thursday, May… Read More

Art Fields Opens Today

Art Fields opens today in Lake City, SC. Four hundred artists from Texas to Virginia have descended on this tiny (pop. c. 5K) town on the coastal plain of SE… Read More

Glumly Industrious: An Interview with Alex Podesta

New in Pelican Bomb this month, Nick Stillman travels to Grand Rapids, Michigan and speaks with ArtPrize 2014 contestant Alex Podesta.

After helping New Orleans artist Alex Podesta install… Read More

The Bad Boy at The Parlor for Duration of Prospect.3

“Self-Portrait as Bunnies (Bad Boy),” is making it’s New Orleans debut tomorrow for Prospect.3. Installation is at The Parlor, 3913 St. Claude. Reception tomorrow, Oct. 25th, 6-9. On view through… Read More

Back to The Front

The Front has a new group show opening on October 11th called “Back to The Front.” This show is the first installment in our suite of three Prospect.3 Satellite shows… Read More

“The Bathers” on ARTNews

Andrew Russeth reviews his Artprize 2014 experience. About “The Bathers” he writes “Two lifelike sculptures of people in pink bunny suits swaying eerily in the Grand River all day and… Read More

“The Bathers” One of Five on Juror and Public Best of Lists

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – ArtPrize 2014’s jurors have spoken, and ArtPrize’s viewers and voters are starting to speak. They’re both talking about a few of the same works of art… Read More

“Self-Portrait as Bunnies (The Bathers)” in Juror’s Final 20 for Artprize 2014

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – ArtPrize 2014’s jurors had some surprises up their sleeves.

Twenty entries in the running for ArtPrize 2014’s $200,000 Juried Grand Prize were unveiled Monday evening.

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“Self-Portrait as Bunnies (The Bathers)” in ArtPrize 2014

I’m very pleased to announce that my new sculpture, “Self-Portrait as Bunnies (The Bathers),” has been installed in the Grand River in Grand Rapids, MI for Artprize 2014. Lots of… Read More

Arts Council of New Orleans Sends Artist Alex Podesta to ArtPrize

Arts Council of New Orleans Sends Artist Alex Podesta to ArtPrize

September 19, 2014

Local Artist’s Waterborne Installation Exhibiting at Internationally Renowned Competition

The Arts Council of New Orleans… Read More

The Front Featured in Fresh Art International

The Front, and the work of members of The Front, are featured in an article in the online magazine, “Fresh Art International.” Written by Maria Trujillo, this article takes a… Read More

Podesta included in True Colors, 2014

Through Sept. 7 Second Annual True Colors: group exhibition of works by LGBTQ and allied artists Antenna Gallery, 3718 Saint Claude Ave., (504) 298-3161

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Alex Podesta Wins Artist Seed Grant for Artprize 2014

The newly minted Artist Seed Grants presented by the Frey Foundation drew 214 applications from registered ArtPrize Artists hoping for one of 25 grants valued at $2,000 each. A panel… Read More

Alex Podesta Receives Honorable Mention in Dave Bown Projects Competition

I’m pleased to announce that I’ve received an honorable mention in Dave Bown Projects 8th Semiannual International Competition. This event was juried by Cindy Buckner, Al Miner and Margot Norton.… Read More

Alex Podesta’s Sculptures of Bunny Men Examine Childlike Play

Nastia Voynovskaya has posted a nice, concise overview of my current work in Hi Fructose, an digital Contemporary Arts magazine out of Richmond, CA.

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The Front in Tokyo

The Front opened a show this past Monday in Tokyo at Makii Masaru Fine Arts and Art Lab Akiba. The show will be up until the fourteenth of May.

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Alex Podesta’s Life-Sized Sculptures Of Men Dressed In Bunny Suits

Sara Barnes has published a nice introduction to my current body of work on Beautiful Decay. “Artist Alex Podesta creates life-sized sculptures that feature grown men in bunny costumes… Their… Read More

UNO St. Claude Show Reviewed in NOLA Defender

Cheryl Castjohn has written a thoughtful review of the current three person show that I’m a part of at UNO St. Claude Gallery in New Orleans. The show was curated… Read More

“Self-Portrait as Bunnies” series featured on IGnant

“In his ongoing series ‘Self-Portrait as Bunnies’ Alex Podesta explores the rich daydreams, misconceptions and experiences of childhood and pairs them with the filters of adulthood, experience and education.

The… Read More

“Self-Portrait as Bunnies (The Bad Boy)” on DC Public Television

This week, Washington DC Public Television has a segment on the “40 Years” show at the Arlington Arts Center. Features some nice shots and commentary on “Self-Portrait as Bunnies (The… Read More

‘40 Years’ Exhibition Reviewed in The Washington Post

The Washington Post ran a review of “CAS: 40 Years of Community-Sourced Art” this weekend. The article, written by Michael O’Sullivan, provides a solid overview of the exhibition and includes… Read More

Podesta in CSA: Forty Years of Community-Sourced Art

“Self-Portrait as Bunnies (The Scientists)” and “Self-Portrait as Bunnies (The Bad Boys)” are both on view in a group show at the Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA… Read More

“Jumper” At Art for Art’s Sake

My piece, “Jumper”, will be on view this weekend for Art for Art’s Sake on Julia Street. This piece was selected for inclusion in the Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series exhibition,… Read More

The Front at Biggin Gallery, Auburn University, Alababama

The Front has a lecture and opening tonight at Biggin Gallery at Auburn University in Alabama. It’s a group show/collaborative experience, designed and curated by member Morgana King. My piece,… Read More

“Self-Portrait as Bunnies (Copies)” in Group Show through the end of September at The Big Top

“Self-Portrait as Bunnies (Copies)” will be on view in the group show, Presence, through the end of September at the Big Top on Clio Street in New Orleans. The show… Read More

Jumper: New Work by Alex Podesta at The Front

New sculpture from Alex Podesta stumbles earnestly around the edges of youthful hero worship, hubris, mythology and naïve misunderstanding through the conceit of an overly optimistic and confused, base-jumping, suburban… Read More

“Union, Justice, Confidence” on the

Alyssa Greenberg reviews The Front’s show at Vox Populi. Exhibition remains on view through this weekend at 319 N. 11th Street, Philadelphia.

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The Front in the Philadelphia Inquirer

The Front’s show at Vox Populi received a brief but positive mention in The Philadelphia Inquirer this week. The show remains on view at 319 N. 11th Street through June… Read More

The Front: Union, Justice, Confidence

The Front, the New Orleans based collective that I’m a part of, opens a group show at Vox Populi in Philadelphia on Friday, June 7th. The show is called “The… Read More

Podesta at Scope

I’ll be in New York this week, showing “Self-Portrait as Bunnies (The Scientists)” at Scope Art Fair in Midtown. The work is being hosted by Untitled Art Projects, a Los… Read More

The Front and Podesta in Phaidon Press’ Latest Travel Guide

The Front, and my piece “Untitled (Balanced)”, are featured in Phaidon Press’ Wallpaper City Guide, New Orleans. This fun volume, penned by Nathan C. Martin, is available at booksellers everywhere.… Read More

Finalist for Art Takes Miami

My work was recently in the final round of Artists Wanted’s, “Art Takes Miami” international exhibiting competition. While my entry didn’t win, it is a great and flattering group of… Read More

Kinderszenen Closing Reception

“Kinderszenen”, a group show at the Carroll Gallery at Tulane University that was curated by Laura Richens, has its closing reception on Thursday, Oct. 18th, from 5:30 - 7:30. The… Read More

“New Lease” opens at The Front, Saturday October 13th

“New Lease” introduces new Front members Kyle Hossli and Angela Berry in a group show alongside work from the rest of the group. Show opens Saturday with a reception from… Read More

Thanks DC

The (e)merge Art Fair in DC this past weekend was a great experience. The “Self-Portrait as Bunnies” series was incredibly well received. Images and mentions of this work made their… Read More

(e)merge Opens Today

The second annual (e)merge Art Fair opens today in Washington, DC at the Capitol Skyline Hotel. There is a VIP preview party with a band performing poolside this evening. The… Read More

Louisiana Contemporary Closes this Weekend

This weekend is your last chance to catch “Louisiana Contemporary” at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art. My piece “Self-Portrait as Bunnies (How Things Work)” is featured in the exhibition.

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Press for The Front at UAB

There’s still one more day to see the group exhibition “The Front” at the fine arts gallery at the University of Alabama, Birmingham. It’s a great show one of my… Read More

Kinderszenen at Tulane University

The Carroll Gallery at Tulane University in New Orleans presents Kinderszenen (Scenes from Childhood), a group exhibition curated by Laura Richens. Featured are three collage on panel pieces from the… Read More

Upcoming Exhibition. Members of The Front in a Group Show at The University of Alabama, Birmingham

The UAB Visual Arts Gallery, and curator John Fields, will present a group exhibition from New Orleans-based artist collective The Front Aug. 24-Sept. 21, 2012. The Front is an artist-run… Read More

Upcoming Exhibition. “Louisiana Contemporary” Opens This Saturday.

The exhibition, “Louisiana Contemporary”, opens this Saturday, August 4th at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans. My piece, “Self-Portrait and Bunnies (How Things Work)”, will be on… Read More

Two Shows for White Linen Night

I have pieces in two shows that are part of the White Linen Night festivities this weekend. “The Victors” is on view at the Contemporary Art Center of New Orleans.… Read More

Upcoming Exhibition. “NOLANOW: The Human Figure” Opens This Saturday.

“NOLANOW: The Human Figure” opens this Saturday, 6/23, at The Contemporary Art Center of New Orleans. My piece “The Victors” is included in the show and occupies the front window… Read More

The Only Stair That Doesn’t Creak: the Southern Open

Nice article from Oxford American, by Reggie Michael Rodrigue, on the Southern Open, an exhibition I’m a part of. Contains an interesting discussion of my piece, “Sleepers”.

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The Saint Claude Avenue Arts District: a History. Eric Bookhardt

Really good history of the St. Claude Arts District. A few minor timeline errors but otherwise very informative. The gallery I’m part of, The Front, is part of this district.

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Upcoming Show in Lafayette, LA. “Southern Open, 2012”

The Acadiana Center or the Arts opens the 2012 “Southern Open” this Saturday. My sculpture “Sleepers” will be featured in this exhibition. The opening is on the evening of May… Read More

Podesta in Print

So far, this year has been pretty good for press exposure. January saw “City Watch” included in an incredible spread in ARTNews and May’s Art Papers includes an image of… Read More

Mysterious Disappearances Stun Art Community

Eric Bookhardt writes about “Mostlymades: Finished Works in Progress”. Article also ties into the “Spaces” show at the CACNO and Lala Rascic’s performative work at The Front.

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Mostlymades: Finished Works in Progress

“Mostlymades: Finished Works in Progress” opens Saturday, 4/14 at The Front, 4100 St. Claude Ave, New Orleans. Reception, 6:00-10:00. Show runs through May 6th. Gallery is open 12:00-5:00 on Saturdays… Read More

NOLA Defender reviews “Spaces: Antenna, The Front, Good Children”

Here’s a review, from NoLa Defender, of a group show that features some of my work. “Spaces: Antenna, The Front, Good Children” opened this weekend to an enormous crowd and… Read More

Video Teaser for Spaces: Antenna, The Front, Good Children

Dave Greber is a fantastic artist and member (along with myself and a dozen others) of The Front. The linked teaser video is a preview of his contribution to the… Read More

Upcoming Show in New Orleans. Spaces: Antenna, The Front, Good Children.

I have work in the show “Spaces: Antenna, The Front Good Children” at The Contemporary Art Center in New Orleans. Show runs February 25 through June 10. Opening reception on… Read More


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