Alex White Mazzarella was born in Boston, USA in 1979. A lifelong artist, he graduated university with degrees in economics and city planning before setting off to Barcelona and consequently Hong Kong to explore street art and the culture of the public realm.
For Alex, the city, as a multitude of communities, bed of active cultures and place of common citizenship, served as Alex’s aperture into artistic expression and articulation. Originally inspired by the work of Hundertwasser, street art and specifically Kirchner, Basquiat, Pollock, and Tapies were instrumental to his becoming a professional artist. Moving to new York City in 2007 would see his talent and passion for drawing and cartons reignited with a focused trajectory and purpose; to transcend phenomenon and experience living in the 21st century. His world travels, observations and juxtapositions have been a constant force, providing an insight that has in turn shaped his life.
Nurtured by Larry Poons, Phillip Sherrod and Hugo Bastidas of the Art Students League, he has been exhibiting his paintings and artwork in New York since early 2009 after being discovered by Richard Temperio of the Sideshow Gallery. He is the Founding Director of Artefacting a global social arts project dedicated to stimulating community cohesion, dialogue and social justice. He sparked Artefacting as an initiative and practice of utilizing the act of creating contemporary artefacts collectively inside communities worldwide as a tool to build capacity, create common space and recognize common values.
His artworks are in private collections in the United States, Europe and India and in the Museum collection of CoCCA, the Coimbatore Centre for Contemporary Art. He has presented his collaborative based work at such venues as the India Design Forum, Queens Museum of Art, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Oaxaca, and NYU Abu Dhabi.