About Alex Bigatti
Maria Alejandra (Alex) Bigatti holds a degree in Architecture from the School of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Buenos Aires in Argentina, where she was born and lived until marrying and moving to the United States. She lived and worked as an architect in Southern California for several years before relocating to New Jersey and starting a family.
Since a very young age she loved drawing, painting and modeling in clay. Her wide range of interests and abilities led her to experiment and develop, on her own and under the instruction of several artists, in both abstract and figurative painting using a variety of media such as watercolors, acrylics, ink and oils, as well as sculpting in clay and plasticine. She is a member of the Center for Contemporary Art, ARTsee (Annual Open Studio Tour) and Farmstead Arts. Her work has been in juried and non-juried shows and is in private collections in the USA and abroad.
Alex resides in Basking Ridge, New Jersey with her husband and their dog Milu.
Artist Personal Website: alexbigattiart.com
In my figurative paintings, my motivation is to capture the essence of a subject, in a way that is constantly evolving, inviting the viewer to animate the painting by exploring it through a visual journey. I love the process of choosing, observing and interpreting a subject, and whether it is a still life, a portrait or a landscape, light, shadow, shapes, reflections, transparencies, color and movement inspire and motivate me to paint. In my abstract paintings, the motivation comes within. They do not represent anything in particular, they are just expressions of a moment in time; a spur of energy where layers of color, texture and form come together in a spontaneous way. My intention is for the viewer to interpret and connect with the paintings with the same freedom I had in creating them
2020 Belvidere Victorian Days. Juried Plein Air Competition-1st Prize winner.
2020 Antoine Dutot Museum & Gallery. JuriedPlein Air Paint Out
2020 CCA, Bedminster, NJ. Juried Show
2019 ARTsee 9th Annual Open Studio Tour, Basking Ridge, NJ
2018 CCA, Bedminster, NJ. Juried Show
2017 ARTsee 7thAnnual Open Studio Tour, Basking Ridge, NJ
2017 Art Strings-NJ Symphony Orchestra . Juried Group Traveling Exhibition
2017 HighBridge Plein Air Competition.-3rd Prize
2016 ARTsee66dAnnual Open Studio Tour, Basking Ridge,NJ
2016Arbor Glen, Bridgewater, NJ . Solo show
2015 Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club Annual Juried Exhibition, New York, NY
2015 ARTsee5rdAnnual Open Studio Tour, Basking Ridge, NJ
2015 Gallery-NJ . 1stPrize
2015 Wallflower Galley
2015 Studio Montclair 18thAnnual Exhibition at Aljira Center for Contemporary Art
2014 ARTsee 4thAnnual Open Studio Tour, Basking Ridge, NJ
2013 Alfa Art Gallery-Juried show
2014 Gallery 24/7, Art on Traffic Control Boxes-Selected artwork.
2013 Alfa Art Gallery-Juried show
2013 Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club Annual Juried Exhibition, New York, NY
2013 ARTsee 3rdAnnual Open Studio Tour, Basking Ridge, NJ
2012 ARTsee 2dn Annual Open Studio Tour, Basking Ridge, NJ
2011 ARTsee 1stAnnual Open Studio Tour, Basking Ridge, NJ
2011 CCA, Bedminster, NJ-Juried Show
2010 The Peck School, Morristown, NJ-Two people show
2010 CCA, Bedminster, NJ-Juried Show
2009 Albrook School, Basking Ridge, NJ-Solo Show
2009 SAA, Bedminster, NJ-Juried Show
2008 SAA, Bedminster, NJ-Juried Show
2020 Belvidere Victorian Days Plein Air Competition-1st Prize winner
2017 High Bridge Paint Out-3rd Prize winner
2017 Bernards Township Individual Mayor’s Art Award Recipient
2015 Gallery-NJ Competition-1stPrize winner
2014 Gallery 24/7 Traffic Control Boxes-Somerset County. Work selected