Alex Pernau was born in Porto Alegre, southern Brazil, in 1987. Drawn to art from an early age, Alex joined her first painting atelier at age 10 and went on to graduate in Visual Arts at Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul. After a few years working in illustration and animation studios in Brazil, Alex relocated to Japan in 2016. She is currently a Master's candidate in Kyoto Seika University and works as a freelance 2D artist.
“My work mixes a classical approach to the visual arts - consequence of my academic training and years of study focused on classical art - to elements of popular culture and my generation’s appreciation to digital media. I see my artwork as a direct result of my upbringing, so the images I create are all very personal to me. I could mention some of my major aesthetic and thematic influences, such as: Classical greek and roman Art, Art Nouveau, Byzantine Art, mythology, horror literature, classical anatomy studies, deconstruction of religious (Christian) paradigms, concepts of evil and ugliness, gender issues and feminism.”
EXHIBITIONS & ARTISTIC ACTIVITIES
Below is a list of exhibitions, publications and other artistic activities like art shows and events in which I've participated. Those include group and solo exhibitions.
Exhibitions, Publications, Art Shows
2017/11/11 "Heavy Sound Festival" Live Painting
King Cobra, Osaka, Japan
2017/09/09 "Unforeseen Art" Individual Exhibition, Art Show
Bar Theatre LUDO, Osaka, Japan
2017/04/22 "Unforeseen Art Festival" Group Exhibition and Art Event
No Name Cafe, Osaka, Japan
2017/02/02 to 2017/02/06 "Heavy Metal Art" Group Exhibition
70000tons of Metal Cruise Ship - Miami, USA to Labadee, Haiti
2015/12/18 to 2016/01/22 "Ecos de Érico" Group Exhibition
Centro Cultural CEEE Erico Veríssimo, Porto Alegre, Brazil
2015/09/16 to 2015/10/16 "Anomalia" Individual Exhibition
Brazilian Institute of Architects, Gallery Arquipélago (IAB-RS), Porto Alegre, Brazil
2015/06/02 to 2015/06/26 "Projétil - Módulo II" Group Exhibition
Pinacoteca Barão de Santo Ângelo、Porto Alegre, Brazil
2015/03/21 to 2015/04/04 "Universo Urban Arts" Group Exhibition
Urban Arts Gallery, Porto Alegre, Brazil
2015/03/18 to 2015/03/31 "Feminismo é para todas as pessoas" Group Exhibition
Acervo Independente, Porto Alegre, Brazil
2014 to 2015 Illustrations, Animation and Comics, at Cria Ideias Studio.
Online Publisher Elefante Letrado, Editora Kroton, Edibooks. Porto Alegre, Brazil
2014/11/22 "Volver - Publicações verbo-visuais" Magazine. Edi Superfícies.
Publicatto, 2014. Porto Alegre, Brazil
Below is a list of artistic activities related to academia in which I have participated. These includes research publications, presentations and participation in conferences.
Presentations, Lectures, Conferences
2017/11/27 to 2017/11/30 SIGGRAPH Asia 2017 Volunteer Activities
2017/04 to 2017/06 Moving Image 1 (Animation) Participation
Department of Art, Kyoto Seika University, Kyoto, Japan
2016/12/07 "Animating in Brazil: characteristics and perspectives on the Brazilian animation industry" Presentation
Manga Graduate School, Manga Department, Kyoto Seika University, Kyoto, Japan
2013"Iconology in Music Video: Hieronymus Bosch’s motifs in Until it sleeps music video by Metallica" Presentation
Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Instituto de Artes, Porto Alegre, Brazil
A chronological list of my professional activities since the beginning of my career in art and design. A .pdf file of my resume is available for download in both English and Japanese.